Those wishing to propose a CDA project to commence in the 2023/24 academic year can find full details of the scheme below.
Applications must be made by an academic member of staff at one of LAHP’s eight HEIs working in collaboration with a non-HEI partner organisation.
Non-HEI-partner organisations and students wishing to submit a proposal should make contact with academic staff at one of the LAHP HEIs
- An academic supervisor can submit a maximum of two separate applications.
- Previously unsuccessful CDA projects can be re-submitted in the following year. The panel will assess the same project (ie same academic and partner institution) for a maximum of two years in a row.
Student eligibility (relevant for proposals with a named student)
LAHP welcomes applications which include a student:
- With ‘home’ and ‘international’ (including EU) status (Please refer to ‘International Students‘);
- The required qualifications to be eligible for your chosen doctoral programme (e.g. a Masters degree) and those with relevant professional and/or practitioner experience;
- Wishing to study on a full-time or part-time basis;
- From all ages and backgrounds.
If you have already commenced doctoral study, you cannot apply to transfer to a Collaborative Doctoral Award.
Funding is available for both full-time and part-time students. Awards cannot normally be deferred. Successful candidates will be assumed to be starting their studies in October 2023 unless there are exceptional circumstances approved by LAHP and your Research institution.
Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the LAHP CDA Award Panel and evaluated against the criteria set out below. The highest ranking proposals will be awarded funding. All studentships will be funded for 3.5 years with the opportunity to apply for a funding extension to 4 years (the stipend for 2022/23 is £19,668). This will depend on the additional skills and training needs identified by the supervisor together with the student and partner during the first year of the project. The awarded candidate will also be entitled to a £550 per annum stipend top-up.
Please submit your CDA Project proposal application via the online portal.
As part of the application you will be required to submit the following:
- Project description of no more than two sides of A4 (excluding references) as highlighted on page 2 of the proposal form.
- Signed letter of support from the non-HEI partner
- (where applicable) the CV of the student nominated in the proposal.
The deadline for proposals from HEI academic staff/non-HEI partners for CDA studentship projects (commencing in the 2022/23 academic year) is Friday 14th October 2022 at 13.00.
You can download the PDF version of the application form from this link. 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.
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