The EDG welcomes enquiries from potential students, postdoctoral fellows and visitors, who are interested in working in the broad areas of evolutionary demography and human behavioural ecology. Please contact Rebecca Sear (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information. For those seeking funding to work with the EDG, past & present EDG members have been funded, or sought opportunities, through the following schemes:
The EDG is embedded within the Population Studies Group at LSHTM, which runs MScs in Demography & Health (also now available as a Distance Learning course) and Reproductive and Sexual Health Research.
Scholarships opportunities for MSc study @LSHTM
Admissions for the next intake of RSHR and DH students (50 anniversary cohort!) are open and there are a number of interesting scholarship opportunities available:
- Diana Walford Scholarship (full scholarship – LMIC)
- GSK Scholarships for Future Health Leaders (full scholarship – SSA)
- LSHTM Fund Scholarship (full scholarship – LMIC)
- WT International Master’s Fellowships (full scholarship – LMIC)
- Basia Zaba Memorial Scholarship (partial scholarship – DH students only)
- PIC Masters Studentship Scheme in Population Studies (full scholarship – UK/EU): usually announced in the spring
MSc funding opportunities are regularly updated and listed here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/funding-scholarships/masters-funding
More info on the MSc training programmes is available here: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/psg#study
LSHTM is part of the ESRC’s UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership, and Rebecca Sear is the pathway lead for the Demography pathway. Studentships are advertised towards the end of each calender year, for entry the following autumn.
LSHTM is also part of the BBSRC’s London Interdisciplinary Training Programme. Studentships are advertised around the middle of each calender year.
The Bloomsbury Colleges Consortium offers funding for studentships supervised across at least 2 of the Bloomsbury Colleges (LSHTM, Birkbeck, SOAS, Royal Veterinary College).
LSHTM also hosts a webpage with details of funding opportunities for potential PhD students.
Postdoctoral Fellowships/Early Career Researchers
MRC Fellowships – check website for deadlines.
ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative – open call and requires the inclusion of at least one early career researcher as Principal Investigator.
ESRC Fellowships – ESRC provision for postdoctoral fellowships is changing. Check website for details.
BBSRC Future Leaders Fellowships – check website for deadlines.
Wellcome Trust Fellowships, such as the Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Nuffield Foundation grants.