LAHP awards up to 90 studentships per year for postgraduate research in the arts and humanities at its eight partner higher education institutions (HEIs). LAHP funds two types of studentship: an Open award (90% of awards) and a Collaborative Doctoral Award (10% of awards).
The Open Studentship Competition is launched in November with a deadline in late January (specific date confirmed each year). Applicants develop their proposal in discussion with a prospective supervisor. They are required to apply for a place at one of LAHP’s partner HEIs before submitting an application to LAHP. Open awards are funded for three years full-time (or part-time equivalent), with the opportunity to apply for a funded extension of up to 6 months (with the same four-year submission deadline).
Collaborative doctoral awards
Collaborative Doctoral Awards support postgraduate research in collaboration with an external partner. The CDA competition is launched in July with a deadline in mid-October (specific date confirmed each year). Prospective supervisors apply for a CDA, either with or without a nominated student. CDAs awarded without a nominated student are advertised in late November with an application deadline in late January/early February. CDAs are funded for 3.5 years, recognising the additional work involved in a collaborative studentship. CDA students are also able to apply for a funded extension of up to 6 months (with the same four-year submission deadline).