Applications for funding are normally considered up to a maximum of £5,000. However a small number (2 or 3) of applications exceeding this amount may be funded at each meeting. In no circumstances will applications in excess of £10,000 be considered. Applicants for grants below may wish to indicate how they would spend an additional £5,000 were that to be offered.
For applications from members of STICERD these sums would be exclusive of LSE overheads on staff costs so as to put STICERD applicants on the same basis as other members of the School who do not pay such overheads.
Applications are considered on both the intrinsic merit of the proposed research and the value for money that the proposal represents. Applicants are requested to explain clearly what the objectives are, what methods will be used and why the research is novel. Applications that do not contain this information are unlikely to be approved. Applications that do not make clear why large budget items (such as overseas trips) are essential to the research may be rejected or be awarded only reduced funding.”