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Call for Proposals

The Hayek Programme invites applications for the third round of PhD Grants. This is a call for PhD students whose research proposals align with themes in Hayek's work such as the use of knowledge in society, the role of the state, political and economic freedom, macro-economics, entrepreneurship and innovation; more details can be found in the description provided on the website. Brief description of the projects that were successful in the previous round of funding are available here. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an MRes/PhD programme at LSE to be eligible for this call. Student applications would have to be countersigned by their PhD supervisors.

Applications for PhD grants are considered for up to a maximum of £5,000. These grants will fund research assistance, data collection and/or purchase, and field trips. 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.

Please note that successful applicants need to comply with the LSE's Research Ethics Policy. Submitting a copy of the self-certification or ethical approval is required prior to the disbursement of any funds.

Please read Guidance on LSE research ethics, code of research conduct, and training.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2023.

Please return completed application forms to: Irina Zaraisky, email:

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