How to Apply for a LAHP Studentship (2021-22 entry)

LAHP is a Doctoral Training Partnership co-funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and eight Higher Education Institution (HEI) partners:

LAHP funds up to 90 PhD studentships each year at these HEIs in subjects across the Arts & Humanities. Of these studentships, 10% are Collaborative Doctoral Awards with a cultural or other external partner. There are separate competitions for CDA and open studentships.

The information and FAQs on this page focus on the open studentship competition. See for information about the CDA competition.

Please read the information and FAQs on this page as you prepare your application. There is also an FAQ section for supervisors available here.


Application form

The online application portal for 2021/22 entry is now open. Please click here to access the portal. The portal has clear instructions about how to register an account and how to submit an application. A Word version of the of the application form is available here. Further guidance on completing the application form is available via this recorded presentation and slides

We advise you to prepare your answers in a word document and then cut and paste them onto the online application via the portal. Applications will only be accepted by LAHP if they are submitted via the online portal.

Please note that you need to apply to your selected PhD programme at one of LAHP’s eight HEIs before submitting your application to LAHP.

The application deadline is 5 February 2021 at 5pm. You will need to name two supervisors on your application to LAHP. You can only submit your application once your first named supervisor has completed the ‘supervisor statement’ on the online application portal. A Word version of the supervisor statement is available