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Terms and conditions for travelling scholarships

General terms and conditions

Below are the general terms and conditions relating to travelling scholarships for for current students. If you are a prospective student, please visit our scholarships page.

Please note, you should refer to the additional information and variations to general terms and conditions section at the end of this page for scholarship-specific information.

Application

By submitting an application for funding: 

  • the applicant is confirming that the information provided on their scholarship application, and all supporting documents, is true and accurate; 
  • the applicant consents to his/her funding application documents, including uploaded supporting documents and a copy of his/her student record, being released to the scholarship panel/s; 
  • the applicant agrees to informing the scholarships team immediately of any change in information provided in the application form; and
  • the applicant agrees to inform the scholarships team immediately of any change to the project details including proposed project title, travel dates, and travel destination.
Funding offer

The successful applicant(s) will be sent a funding offer by email.

To receive funds/award the successful applicant must return a completed bond form, ethics approval (LSHTM and local), and a completed bank details form in a single email to the scholarships team at scholarships@lshtm.ac.uk as soon as possible, and by the deadline date stated on the award letter at the latest.

If LSHTM does not receive an acceptance response from the award recipient by the date stipulated in the award email we will assume the nominated candidate is declining this award. Therefore, we will retract our funding offer and make an offer for the same award to the next reserve candidate.

This funding offer is only valid for one year. If successful applicants are unable to use the funding for their project within the year, then they must contact the scholarships team (via the email above) as soon as possible for advice.

General

Accepting this award constitutes a legal signature that the award recipient acknowledges and agrees to the declaration, and scholarship terms and conditions.

The award recipient understands that no additional funds can be claimed under this award.

Should the award recipient need to amend the project details including title, travel dates, and travel destination, a project award amendment request must be submitted to scholarships@lshtm.ac.uk for approval by the funding panel.

The award recipient must inform the scholarships team immediately of any changes to his/her personal circumstances during the period of support which could affect the award. If an alteration in circumstances occurs and it transpires that excess grant funding has been paid, the award recipient agrees to refund the excess to the institution.

We expect students to adhere to the behavioural guidelines and regulations of LSHTM. Funded students who do not may be at risk of losing their funding. For further information on these guidelines and regulations, please read through the general regulations for students.

General regulations for students

Funded students must maintain satisfactory academic progress at LSHTM and a good standing towards degree requirements for the duration of their enrolment.

Funds paid to the award recipient once the award has been terminated, or paid in error, or inappropriately, will be reclaimed. The award recipient must understand that the giving of any false information or withholding of relevant information may lead to the termination of any allowance granted and the institution of proceedings for the recovery of any amounts paid by LSHTM.

The award recipient agrees to return the awarded funds to LSHTM within one month of the expected end date of the project if the award recipient does not carry out the project as indicated in their scholarship application proposal.

Award recipients agree to write a 250-word student profile for use in LSHTM publications and on the website. They also give consent to LSHTM to announce their name and funding award and to use photographic images of the award recipient/s in their publications and on the website. 

The award recipient agrees to submit a completed end of project control form to scholarships@lshtm.ac.uk by the project expected end date.

Where a scholarship has been made possible by a private gift to LSHTM, the award recipient is expected to:

  • write a short (50-100 word) thank-you letter to the donor; and 
  • may be asked to make themselves available to meet with the donor in person. 

The Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO) will contact the scholarship recipients that are required to do this, and will provide guidance on the suggested content of the thank you letter, and/or identify dates and times for meeting the donor. 

Additional information and variations

Amanda Jaclyn Berger Research & Travelling Scholarship

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being registered on the London-based MSc Public Health at LSHTM.

Upon completion of the project, and within 21 days of the project submission deadline, the award recipient is required to submit a short report to their Programme Director and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), describing their experience.  When submitting the report, the recipient also gives consent to LSHTM to share the document with the donor, if they so wish. 

Funding is only available for projects on non-communicable diseases in a low- to middle-income country (LMIC), as per the World Bank list. This funding can be used to contribute towards the costs of travel, costs in the field, and/or laboratory and other expenses of those conducting a lab project. Please note: this scholarship should not support payments for research assistants and/or field staff.

Students returning to their (LMIC) home-country for the MSc project may apply for this travelling scholarship as long as their project is not desk-based. 

Bayer Research & Travel Grant Fund for Vector Control

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being a registered student on a London-based MSc at LSHTM.

The student’s project must be lab or field based (not a paper review).

The main focus of the project must address an area of research related to the control of vector-borne disease.

Upon completion of the project, and within 21 days of the project submission deadline, the award recipient is required to submit a short report to their Programme Director and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), describing their experience.  When submitting the report, the recipient also gives consent to LSHTM to share the document with the donor, if they so wish. 

David Bradley Travel Grant

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being a registered student on a London-based MSc at LSHTM.

The main focus of the project must address an area of research related to HIV, malaria, or Neglected Tropical Disease research.

Due to the source of funds, students applying for this funding must be from a low- or lower-middle income country. However, the country visited for the MSc project must not be the ‘home’ country of the scholar, and neither should the institution be that at which the scholar was working prior to becoming a student.

Upon completion of the project, and within 21 days of the project submission deadline, the award recipient is required to submit a short report to their Programme Director and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), describing their experience.  When submitting the report, the recipient also gives consent to LSHTM to share the document with the donor, if they so wish. 

Doctoral Project Travelling Scholarship

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being registered on a DrPH or PhD programme at LSHTM.

This funding is conditional on:

  • LSHTM ethics approval being granted for this project; 
  • formal confirmation of upgrading being submitted to the Registry; 
  • the country visited not being the scholar’s home country; 
  • the institution not being that at which the scholar was working prior to becoming a student.

Due to the source of the funds available, preference will be given to applications for visits to low or lower-middle income countries.

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

DrPH OPA

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being registered on a DrPH course at LSHTM.

This funding is conditional on LSHTM and local ethics approval being granted for this project.

Helena Vrbova

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being registered as a full time London based student at LSHTM, on either a research or masters study programme.

This scholarship is open to suitably qualified postgraduate research (PhD) or Masters (MSc) students whose research is directed towards malaria. Applicants must be registered as a full time London-based student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Field and lab costs beyond those covered by bench fees will be considered for applicants who are currently registered on an MSc programme at LSHTM.

MSc Project Trust Funds

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being a registered student on a London-based MSc at the LSHTM.

To be eligible to apply for this funding applicants/projects must meet the following criteria:

  • the topic must be related to LSHTM's mission; 
  • the project must be taking place in a low- or middle-income country
  • the carrying out of the project should be beneficial to LSHTM, i.e. it may be an extension of an existing project which may lead to further collaboration or raise the profile of LSHTM in a certain country/region; 
  • the student should not be in receipt of full funding for travel costs from other sources; 
  • the student must be able to justify financial need; and 
  • the student must be able to contribute towards the total cost of the project.
Neil Davis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship offer is conditional upon the applicant being registered on the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing at LSHTM.

Preference will be given to students whose work focuses on Cambodia, South-East Asia, Nigeria and Malawi, or whose areas of research include malaria, cancer, health finance, and micro-business development.

Upon completion of the project, and within 21 days of the project submission deadline, the award recipient is required to submit a short report to their Programme Director and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), describing their experience.  When submitting the report, the recipient also gives consent to LSHTM to share the document with the donor, if they so wish. 

Additional information

The research degree regulations and the research degree handbook can be found on the regulatory documents pages.