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London Interdisciplinary Social Science ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP)

LISS Open Studentship Competition:  this is our competition where we accept proposals directly from prospective students, for either a 1+3 award (1 year Masters + 3 year PhD) or +3 award (PhD only).  You can find detailed information about eligibility criteria and the application process on the following two webpages:

Key frequently-asked points to highlight:

  • The application deadline is 31 January 2019, 17:00 GMT for studentships to start 1 October 2019.  Applicants should be encouraged to read the above webpages carefully to ensure all necessary application materials reach us by that date.
  • We are still able to accept applications from EU residents for this year and wherever possible we will ‘top-up’ the award to pay a stipend to high-calibre EU students from institutional contributions to the LISS grant (since the ESRC only covers fees for EU residents).
  • Proposed research must be at least 50% social science (but can have a strong interdisciplinary component) and must fall within the remit of at least 1 of our 13 Thematic Pathways

LISS Collaborative (CASE) Studentship Competition

this competition initially seeks proposals from academics based in one of our three partner institutions for 1+3 or +3 format studentship research projects which involve significant collaboration with a non-HEI partner, in the public, private or third sectors.

Full details about submitting a proposal (as an academic) are available here:  The deadline for proposals for studentships to start 1 October 2019 is 12 November 2018, 23:59 GMT.  To see details of currently-funded CASE studentships, please see this webpage:

  • We welcome proposals where a proposed student to be awarded the project is already named, but this is not necessary and it does not reflect negatively on a proposal not to have a named student.  Academic winners of the proposal stage will be informed by the end of November 2018 and recruitment of a student can begin after this point.
  • A financial contribution from the non-HEI partner is encouraged but not required.  In any proposal, evidence of a strong, two-way plan of collaboration between the academic/student and non-HEI partner must be shown, along with in-kind benefits for the student such as: mentorship within the partner organisation, periods of time spent at the partner organisation, data sharing, access to specialised training through the partner etc.
  • Again, proposed research must be at least 50% social science (but can be strongly interdisciplinary) and must fall within the remit of at least 1 of our 13 Thematic Pathways.

LISS Postdoctoral Fellowships:  administration of the ESRC’s one-year postdoctoral fellowship scheme has now been devolved to LISS DTP.  Details about this scheme can be found here on the LISS website: . We do not have full details yet, but expect the timeline to be similar to last year, with the deadline for applications in mid-late March 2019 for fellowships to start in October 2019.


London Arts & Humanities Partnership AHRC (LAHP DTP)

London Arts & Humanities Partnership Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Scheme

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is delighted to announce that its Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Scheme is open for proposals for studentship projects to commence in October 2019.

Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs) provide funding for doctoral studentship projects, developed as a partnership between an HEI-based academic in collaboration with an organisation outside higher education. They are intended to encourage and develop collaboration and build partnerships.

CDA projects provide opportunities for doctoral students to gain first-hand experience of work outside the university environment and enhance the employment-related skills and training a research student gains during the course of their studies.

Those wishing to propose a CDA project to commence in the 2019/20 academic year can find full details of the scheme and download the LAHP DTP CDA Application Form on the LAHP website. The deadline for proposals from HEI academic staff/non-HEI partners for CDA studentship projects (commencing in the 2019/20 academic year) is Monday 3rd December 2018 at 09.00. Any queries should be directed to

London Arts & Humanities Partnership Open Studentship Competition

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) open studentship competition for PhD applications in the arts and humanities to begin in October 2019 will open at the end of November.

Further details will be published on the LAHP website

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