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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding

Information for current AHRC award holders|

Each year the AHRC| provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method| at LSE is offering a three year scholarship for a student commencing their MPhil/PhD in Philosophy in September 2013.

The scholarship will cover tuition fees and provide a stipend of approximately £15K per year for the three years. The scholarship is attached to an AHRC funded research project on Managing Severe Uncertainity| and the successful candidate will be expected to pursue doctoral research into one of the areas covered by the research project: decision making under severe uncertainty, uncertainty in scientific modelling and the implications of scientific uncertainty for policy making.

Applicants must be UK or EU residents and meet the normal entry requirements for the MPhil/PhD in Philosophy.

To be considered you must submit an application for the MPhil/PhD in Philosophy at the LSE no later than the 15th June, including a research proposal which specifies the contribution of your proposed research to the project.




Block Grant Partnership (BGP) Scheme

LSE is a holder of a Block Grant Partnership Scheme| with the AHRC through which we have been awarding studentships since 2009. 

In 2013 studentships will be available across the following subject areas:
European Language and Culture

For UK residents the studentship will cover tuition fees in full and provide a maintenance stipend. For EU residents the studentship will cover fees only. 

The AHRC highly commended LSE's BGP submission, giving it an overall grade of 5 (out of a possible 6), and commenting on the School's excellent training and supervision.

2013 Awards 

There are two types of award available through the Block Grant Partnership Scheme:

  • Awards in the Research Preparation Master's Scheme, which provide funding for full and part-time study on Master's courses where the focus is on advanced study and research training explicitly intended to provide a foundation for further research at Doctoral level
  • Awards in the Doctoral Competition, which provide funding for full or part-time study leading to a doctoral degree

For 2013 entry, awards will be made across the following subject areas (level of study indicated).

European Language and Culture - 1 Doctoral Award
History - 1 Doctoral Award
Law - 1 Doctoral Award
Philosophy  - 1 Doctoral Award and 1 Research Preparation Award

How to apply

There will be an internal selection process, due to the limited number of awards available.  If you wish to be put forward for nomination, you should make reference to this both in your personal statement when applying for admission, and in any discussions you have with the department.

The deadline for applications to the School is 11 January 2013.