2023-24 DrPH RSI/OPA Travelling or Fieldwork Support Scholarships

Current DrPH students 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 (such as data collection, travel and associated subsistence/accommodation costs).

GBP 15,000.00 is available for award from LSHTM’s endowment funds. Successful candidates will be made awards of up to GBP 2,000.00.

Eligibility for funding

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 work.

How to apply

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

  • a completed 2023-24 DrPH RSI/OPA Scholarship Application Form (.xls). 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, and detail 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. Incomplete applications include those with missing supplementary information or documentation as listed above.

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 Monday 6 May 2024.

Decisions will be reached, and the successful applicant notified by Friday 14 June 2024.