The London Arts and Humanities Partnership has up to 80 cross-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at King’s College London, School of Advanced Study or University College London.
AHRC Studentships are now open for the academic year 2018-2019. UK and EU students are eligible to apply for these studentships.
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The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is an AHRC-funded doctoral training partnership supporting PhD studies in arts & humanities. LAHP brings together three global leading UK Research Organisations: University College London (UCL), Kings College, London (King’s), the School of Advanced Study, University of London (SAS).
- Application Deadline: January 29, 2018
- Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue research.
- Study Subject: Research topic must be within the subject areas covered by the AHRC.
- Award: Subject to availability, these awards will cover:
- Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate
- Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend), £16,553 for 2017/18
- LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated `fees-only’ by the AHRC
- Nationality: UK and EU students
- Number of Awards: The London Arts and Humanities Partnership has up to 80 cross-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students.
- The award can be taken in the UK
Eligible Countries: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for these studentships.
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for LAHP studentship in the forthcoming recruitment round you must either:
- Have submitted an application to commence a programme of postgraduate study in the 2018/19 academic year, which starts in September/October 2018, or
- If you have already commenced doctoral study, you may apply for funding for the remainder of your study, providing that, at the start of the AHRC award (1st October 2018), you will have at least 50% of the period of study remaining (excluding the writing-up period).
Funding is available for both full-time and part-time students provided that you fulfil the above criteria. Awards cannot be deferred and selected candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies in September/October 2017 unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- Residency requirements
LAHP studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the residency requirements as detailed on page 11-12 of the
RCUK Conditions of Research Council Training Grants. Please contact the Admissions Office of the institution where you are applying for a PhD place to get your fee status assessed as LAHP is not able to advise on this. Please note: LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated `fees-only’ by the AHRC. Applications cannot be accepted from students liable to pay fees at the overseas rate.
- Academic qualifications and experience
Candidates should hold a first-class or a good upper-second class Honors degree or equivalent, and would normally be expected to hold a Masters degree.
English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Please read the following guidelines carefully:
- As part of the application, you will be asked to provide a statement of no more than 5,000 characters (including spaces), describing your proposed project. This should include the following information: – A summary of the project and its significance to your field – Why the project is appropriate for your proposed institution – Why you would like to work with your proposed supervisor(s)
Please note that applications cannot be submitted once edited; however, you can withdraw your application and resubmit it.
- Statements of support (references): Your application must be supported by two references:
- The first reference must be from your proposed primary supervisor named on your application for PhD study (at one of the LAHP partner institutions). For current students, please add details of your primary supervisor.
- Your second reference must be either from someone who has taught you at degree level or from a professional referee who is able to comment on your research skills. This can be the same referee as for the application for your chosen PhD programme and will be instrumental in providing further details for the review process.
Both referees must complete a statement of support for your application no later than Monday 29th January 2018 at 09:00 am. Please add their details to the `Referees’ section of the application form. For current students, please add details of your primary supervisor.
When you submit the application they will automatically be sent an email asking them to write a reference for you and to submit it online. Please ensure you have spoken to your chosen referees prior to this so they are expecting the invitation and are happy to provide a reference for you online. It is your responsibility to continue to check in the applicant portal if your references have been submitted and to ensure that both references are received in good time.