The London International Development Centre (LIDC) has launched a new Fellowship Scheme that aims to support new collaborative research projects in international development between academics from at least two different Bloomsbury Colleges. The Bloomsbury Colleges include Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, SOAS and Royal Veterinary College.
Grants of up to £5,000 per project will be awarded to support innovative ideas for international development research that are inter-sectoral (e.g. between education and health, agriculture and environment, etc.) and/ or interdisciplinary (e.g. between political science and anthropology, economics and epidemiology, etc.). The Fellowships are intended as seed funding to help collaborators across Colleges to develop new research areas.
LIDC is accepting Fellowship applications until 11 April 2013. In May the Bloomsbury Research Committee will review the applications and select successful proposals. First projects funded by the Fellowships are expected to start in the spring of 2013.
Read more about the terms and conditions of the Fellowships and eligibility criteria, and download the application form on the LIDC website.