2022-23 DrPH RSI/OPA Fieldwork Support Scholarships (Round 2)

Current DrPH students at LSHTM are invited to apply for competitive funding support for their RSI Organisational or Policy Analysis (OPA) projects. Awards are designed to support costs directly associated with OPA fieldwork (data collection, travel and associated subsistence/accommodation costs).

GBP 15,000.00 is available for award from LSHTM’s endowment funds during 2022-2023 academic year. Following awards of scholarships earlier in 2023, GBP 10,291.95 is available for this second round of scholarships. Successful candidates will be made awards of up to GBP 2,000.00.

Applicants should note that if there is competition for the funding available, preference may be given to those who are based in LMIC countries.

Eligibility for funding

Applications and/or awards of DrPH RSI/OPA Scholarships do not affect eligibility for LSHTM Doctoral Project Traveling Scholarships which are advertised separately.

Applicants must be currently registered on the DrPH programme at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

Where appropriate, ethics approval must be obtained and will need to be submitted to the Registry before any funding can be released. 

All those in receipt of a DrPH RSI/OPA Travelling or Fieldwork Support Scholarship award must follow the policy, guidance and requirements of LSHTM (including LSHTM travel insurance), UK FCDO, and destination government, at the time of proposed and actual fieldwork and/or travel.

How to apply

Applicants must submit, in a single email to Scholarships Team:

  • a completed 2022-23 DrPH RSI/OPA Scholarship application form (xlsx). Please complete all four tabs of the excel document (Application Form, Project Outline, Budget, and Timetable):
    • The budget should provide a full list of projected costs for the research project, and include justification for the costs. Please highlight which costs are to be covered by the scholarship, as well as show details of how other costs will be covered.

Applications will be assessed on the merit of the project. Documentation provided will be scrutinised for feasibility and reasonable economy.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding. Incomplete applications include those with missing supplementary information or documentation as listed above.

Please note that all applications will only be reviewed and processed after the deadline. All applications that are submitted before the deadline will be considered equally, regardless of submission date.  

By submitting an application for this funding applicants agree to its Terms & Conditions.


The deadline for receipt of complete applications is 23:59 (BST) on Wednesday 15 November 2023.

Decisions will be reached, and the successful applicant notified by the week beginning 11 December 2023.