The LSE has been awarded 30 PhD scholarships by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
The block grant partnership is a new funding mechanism introduced this year by the AHRC. Institutions were invited to bid for a block grant of scholarships based on their record of research in the arts and humanities, their research strategy and their institutional and departmental provision of research training for PhD students.
The LSE awards have been given primarily to the subject areas which have traditionally come under the AHRC funding formula - Law, History and Philosophy - but awards have also been made for European Culture and for Design and Film Studies.
The submission from the School was graded 5: 'Excellence evidence provided, organisation has fully justified approach and students will have excellent training and supervision'.
Professor Mia Rodriguez-Salgado, Professor of International History, has also been appointed an academic member of the AHRC's Peer Review College which grades and ranks research proposals to the AHRC.
The LSE was ranked by the Times Higher Education as tenth, ninth, nineteenth and twenty-sixth in the world in the humanities between 2004 and 2007, and as third in the UK (behind only Oxford and Cambridge) in 2004, 2005 and 2007 and fourth in 2006.
3 March 2009