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London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP)

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is an AHRC-funded doctoral training partnership supporting PhD studies in the arts and humanities. In addition to the RCA, partner institutions include King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University of London, the Royal College of Art, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, the Royal College of Music and the School of Advanced Study (University of London), in formal partnership with the Museum of London, the Metropolitan Police and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Applications for LAHP in  2021/2022 will be made available later in the autumn 2020. Apply here.

Please visit the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) for more information on application deadlines.

LAHP supports all arts and humanities discipline-based projects (including both practice and thesis routes), but also specialises in interdisciplinary research. Our research and training environment encourages doctoral researchers to develop new methodologies. In addition, our network of partnerships with leading organisations in the cultural sector provides an outstanding resource for future LAHP students. The RCA particularly supports applications in the following AHRC areas: Cultural & Museum Studies, Information & Communications Technology, Art History, Design, Visual Arts, Media, Film Studies, and Ethnography & Anthropology.

Application Process

LAHP applications are open to new students, and existing RCA students with no less than 50 per cent of their period of study remaining (excluding the continuation/writing-up period), at the start of the AHRC award. Applicants are advised to read the eligibility criteria carefully to ensure they meet and understand the requirements 

New applicants who are NOT yet studying at the RCA
You need to have made your application to study at the RCA by 28 October 2020 if you wish to apply for LAHP funding. Please note this application is in addition to an application for the LAHP funding.  Please see for up-to-date information about application deadlines. 

Existing RCA PhD students
Existing students  with no less than 50 per cent of their period of study remaining (excluding the continuation/writing-up period), at the start of the AHRC award will need to submit an application directly to LAHP. Please see for up-to-date information about application deadlines.

How to apply
Applications will open in late autumn 2020. Find more information on how to apply and submit your application here.

Successful Applicants

Successful applicants who will be awarded a LAHP studentship will be informed in Spring 2021.

Details of the Studentship

LAHP studentships will comprise:

Home Students: full fees waiver, stipend, access to additional funding opportunities, and a training events programme (for up to three years full-time/six years part-time). 

EU Students: full fee waiver, access to additional funding opportunities, and a training events programme (for up to three years FTE/six years part-time). 

NB: All successful applicants will be required to submit their project for examination no less than 12 months after their funded period ends.