London Arts & Humanities Partnership

The Art of Collaboration

Official Launch of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership

Thursday 15th May, 2-5pm (drinks reception at 5pm)

University of London, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

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Studentships Narrow

The closing date for applications for 2014 has now passed and applications are no longer being accepted.

LAHP aims to notify all successful applicants of their offer by the end of April 2014. Once received, you will have two weeks in which to accept the offer.

All supervisors should have now received an email from the LAHP applicant asking them to fill in Section 8, the supervisor's supporting statement. Supervisors must send the completed form to the LAHP office at by Friday 14th February 17:00 GMT.

The supervisor's statement is a crucial element of the LAHP application and their assessments of a candidate play a key role in assessing candidates for a studentship.  The supervisory statement offers an opportunity for supervisor’s to address the student's 'fit' with the supervisor and his or her research interests and with the subject area overall. The supervisory statement is also an opportunity to explain supervisory arrangements and whether a practice of joint supervision, or first supervisor/second supervisor is envisaged, within or across the partnership.  LAHP supports joint supervision, where the research candidate and project indicate that this would be the best match for supervision; it also supports first/second supervisory arrangements within or across the partnership. Please, therefore, include as much detail as possible in Section 8 of the application form

Please consult the supervisor's guidelines for details:

LAHP Supervisor’s Guidelines 2014/15 (doc)

  • Candidates should hold a first-class or a good upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent, and would normally be expected to hold a Masters Degree.
  • Candidates must intend to study a postgraduate degree at MPhil/PhD programme level only.
  • If you have already commenced doctoral study, you may still be eligible for AHRC studentship funding provided you will be studying for at least one more year full-time or 20 months part-time (excluding the writing up period).
  • Funding is available to support students studying on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Funding is normally only available to applicants liable to pay UK/EU fees. Your fee status - UK/EU/Overseas - is assessed by the relevant institutional Admissions teams in King’s, SAS or UCL, and will be shown in your admissions record/offer letter where appropriate.

  • Candidates must be 'ordinarily resident' in the UK in order to be eligible for a ‘full’ award.
  • EU applicants to LAHP are eligible for a fees award and may be also be eligible for a stipend award.

A detailed list of eligibility criteria can be found in the following document:

If you are concerned about whether your research area is covered by LAHP, or by the AHRC, please contact us:

Panel A: History, Thought & Belief

This panel covers studies in history, philosophy, religious studies, development studies, political science, political theory, international studies and law.

Panel Lead: David D’Avray

Panel B: Creative & Performing Arts

This panel covers studies relating to contemporary arts practice, theory in art and media, visual arts, film, creative writing, music, drama and theatre studies, ethnography and anthropology, and cultural & creative industries.

Panel Lead: Emma Dillon

Panel C: Cultures & Heritage

This panel covers subjects relating to the history of art and architecture, library and information systems, information and communication technologies, cultural geography, archaeology, classics and ancient history, and museum studies.

Panel Lead: Stephen Colvin

Panel D: Languages & Literature

This panel covers subjects related to English Language & Literature, American studies, cultural studies and popular culture, gender and sexuality, lifewriting, literary and cultural theory, post-colonial studies, text editing and bibliography, linguistics and modern languages.

Panel Lead: Nicholas Harrison

Panel E: Interdisciplinary Areas

This panel covers subjects that do not fit neatly into Panels A – D. This includes: New Media; Web based Studies; Cultural Studies (Policy/Arts Management & Creative Industries); Cultural & Museum Studies; Cultural Studies & Popular Culture; Media & Communication Studies.

Panel Lead: Linda Newson

A full award will meet the full cost of tuition fees at the Home/EU rate charged by the institution at which you wish to study, plus a basic maintenance allowance (stipend) for full-time study at an inner-London based institution.

The AHRC Doctoral stipend for London 2014-15 is £15,863 per year.

AHRC Maintenance and Fee Breakdown - Academic Year 2014/15

A fees-only award provides payment of tuition fees as above, but not a maintenance stipend.

Further funds may be available for expenses relating to fieldwork, conference attendance, travel etc.

Stipends for part-time students will be 50% of that calculated for full-time students.