London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP): AHRC +3 Awards

UK/EU Citizens + UK-Resident Overseas Citizens

Open: 1st December 2015

Deadline: 29th January 2016

The Department of Anthropology invites applications for AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) studentships covering the full costs of a degree programme in Anthropology leading to the award of MPhil/PhD. These awards are being made by the AHRC through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership based in UCL, Kings College London, and the School of Advanced Studies.

The funding will cover fees, standard maintenance and a London Allowance. Offers are restricted to +3 awards (whereby applicants have a Masters degree or will have been awarded one by September 2016).

Eligibility for receipt of an award can be checked on the LAHP website at Proposed research should fall within the thematic remit and area covered by the AHRC. This is judged to fall into 4 separate subject areas:

  • history, thought and belief;
  • creative and performing arts;
  • cultures and heritage;
  • languages and literature.

Interdisciplinary areas are also funded (including Cultural Studies). More details of these areas can be found on the LAHP website.

Anthropology projects fundable under the AHRC remit will involve an extended fieldwork element. Enquiries as to eligibility can be addressed to the LAHP or The Graduate Tutor in Anthropology (Allen Abramson

The successful applicant will normally have obtained a First Class undergraduate degree from a UK university (or its equivalent) or a very high Upper Second Class degree with a First in their dissertation. Where a Masters degree has been taken, the successful candidate will also normally be in possession of a Distinction (or its equivalent). Where a Masters degree is ongoing, students should be on course to gain a Distinction.

All applicants for LAHP funding must apply directly to LAHP by 29th January 2016 using the LAHP application form available at Applicants should have contacted potential supervisors and be in the process of applying for a place on the MPhil/PhD Anthropology programme at UCL with a formal application submitted online via UCL's Graduate Application System no later than 15th January 2016. Offers of a place at UCL need to be confirmed as soon as possible after submission of LAHP funding Application Form. Once your application has been submitted please inform Chris Russell (

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