UPDATED February 24 2021
The School has put in a place a scheme to offer financial support to students who were registered on their MRes/MPhil/PhD programme in the 2019/20 academic year and whose research plans have been significantly disrupted by the pandemic.
The way the scheme will work depends on a number of different factors, which are explained in detail here.
LSE FUNDED AND SELF-FUNDED STUDENTS
If eligible, you will need to submit an application, which will be considered by a panel of academics. The Panel meets once a month. Upcoming meetings: 10 May 2021 and 8 June 2021. If you wish to be considered at one of these meetings, please submit your application at least one week before the panel is due to meet. Late applications will be held for the next Panel meeting.
Following the June panel meeting, the next Panel meeting will be held in September (exact date to be confirmed in due course). If an urgent COVID 19 extension application needs to be considered for July, please send the completed for to email@example.com and our team will look into the request.
ESRC FUNDED STUDENTS
Two schemes for funded applications were offered in Summer Term 2019/20 and Lent Term 2020/21 respectively. If you were eligible for either scheme and opted not to apply then you are no longer entitled to apply for a COVID 19 extension.
STUDENTS WHO STARTED THE MRes/MPhil in October 2020
At present, you are not eligible for the funded extension scheme. However, if your studies are being disrupted by the pandemic in ways that you are not able to mitigate, you will have the opportunity to apply for an extension to your submission deadline in your final year.