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2021-22 George AC Bassadone OBE Fund

The George AC Bassadone OBE Fund has provided a generous GBP 20,000.00 grant to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to support MSc projects undertaken by students from sub-Saharan Africa.

This scholarship funding will provide MSc students with financial assistance for activities relating to their 2022-23 MSc project, including travel and research costs.

Awards will be made for between GBP 500.00 and GBP 3,000.00 each, and will be determined based on individual project needs.

This scholarship is open to Master’s students currently registered on any of the 19 intensive (London-based) MSc programmes of study at LSHTM. Unfortunately, it is not available to students registered on distance-learning programmes.

Eligibility for funding

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must

  • Be registered on an intensive 2021-22 MSc programme of study.
  • Be registered for full-time study.
  • Be a national of a sub-Saharan country.*

Preference will be given to:

  1. those students who are both nationals of and ordinarily resident in sub-Saharan Africa.*
  2. students whose projects are based in sub-Saharan Africa.*

* For the avoidance of doubt, the list of eligible countries has been determined by the World Bank list of countries in sub-Saharan Africa as at 26 January 2022: Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Democratic Republic of Congo; Republic of Congo; Cote d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Gabon; The Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe

How to apply

Applicants must submit, in a single email, to the Scholarships team:

  • a completed 2021-22 Current MSc Students’ Scholarships Application Form, and
  • a full budget of projected costs for the MSc project (which should include justification for costs, and highlight which costs are to be covered by the scholarship (as well as show details of how other costs will be covered) – as shown in our example budget), and
  • a project outline of no more than two A4 sides, which should include
    • background/introduction and rationale,
    • aims and objectives,
    • method details,
    • anticipated impact of the project, and
    • how this funding will be used to accomplish the project’s aims.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for this funding.

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

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.  

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is 23:59 (BST) on Wednesday 4 May 2022.