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Awards for Fieldwork

A number of fieldwork awards of up to £798 each are available to provide financial support for SOAS postgraduate research students undertaking approved PhD fieldwork abroad. This award cannot be granted more than once during a MPhil/PhD programme. If you have already received a fieldwork award you may not apply again. If you have already had a fieldwork award you may not apply for a Santander Mobility award.
We normally get more applicants than awards available. Candidates and referees are encouraged to be as precise as possible in making their case for support.
The awards do not cover conference attendance

Application Deadlines

31 October 2014 – for students leaving for fieldwork from 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015 inclusive - CLOSED 
17 April 2015 – for students leaving for fieldwork from 1 July 2015 to 31 December 2015 inclusive-  will open by December 2014 

Application Procedures

Please apply online via this link to the online application form


One reference from your supervisor is also required.   
The reference form is available for download from the download box at the top right.

Please forward the reference form to your supervisor. Your supervisor must return the form by the due deadline by post or by email.  

Scholarships Officer
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
United Kingdom

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091