AHRC/LAHP Studentship Competition 2014 NOW OPEN






The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC/LAHP Doctoral Training Awards for 2014-15 entry.

Up to 80 three year studentships are available from the London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) to support postgraduate research covering all the arts and humanities disciplines across the three partners: King’s College London, School of Advanced Study (University of London) and University College London.

Awards will cover tuition fees and maintenance (stipend) for those that are eligible.

Both prospective and existing Home/EU postgraduate research students will be able to apply. If you have already commenced your doctoral study, you will need to be studying for at least one more year full-time or 20 months part-time (excluding the writing up period) from September 2014 in order to be eligible.

All eligible students wishing to apply will need to complete an AHRC/LAHP Application form and submit the completed form to the LAHP office via email. For those who will be joining King’s College London as a new student in 2014/15, you will also need to ensure that you have submitted a complete admissions application to the College for a place on a postgraduate research degree programme.  

Deadline: Friday 31 January 2014, at 17:00 GMT

For full details about the AHRC/LAHP Studentship Competition, please go to: http://www.lahp.ac.uk/studentships

Teaching Opportunities for Doctoral Students

Did you know that there is a range of different ways in which you, our postgraduate research students, can gain teaching experience during your degree at King’s College London?

Teaching Opportunities








For more information please refer to the Graduate School’s intranet page at: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/student/grad-school/pgr/support/teaching.aspx

King’s Joins Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network

The Graduate School is pleased to announce that King’s College London has recently joined the Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN), which is a network of 9 leading higher education institutions in the Bloomsbury area, created with the purpose of sharing best practice in generic and transferable skills training for postgraduate research students.

Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network (BPSN)Being a part of this network opens up additional opportunities for transferable skills training for all of our postgraduate research students.

The Bloomsbury Postgraduate Skills Network shared skills training programme allows research students in the participating institutions to enhance their generic research skills and personal transferable skills, through attending training courses and workshops at other member institutions. The skills attained from the programme are intended to help research and also to enhance life skills and employability.

Further details can be found on our website at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/training/Other-opps/Bloomsbury-Postgraduate-Skills-Network.aspx

The Researcher Development Open Competition (RDOC)

The Researcher Development Open Competition (RDOC) is an exciting funding opportunity for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research staff to develop new ideas for their personal, professional and career development.

The RDOC provides an opportunity for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research staff to obtain funds to support training and development that is not currently provided elsewhere in the College (e.g. by the Researcher Development Programme). Applications should benefit as many King’s researchers as possible and be as innovative and unique to King’s as possible.

A total of £20K is available for the academic year 2013-14.  Applications can be submitted at any point up until July 31st 2014, or until the funds have run out – whichever occurs first.

Guidance on What We Will Fund

The purpose of the Open Competition is to encourage creative thinking around the provision of personal, professional and career development activities for researchers in the College.  We encourage you to talk to your peers and friends at King’s and at other institutions about training and development activities that they might be experiencing that we currently don’t run here at King’s.  Collaborative approaches across King’s would be particularly desirable and we are looking for projects that we can “pump prime” with funding for one year only and which will then seek funding from other sources in order to continue. Note that we are not seeking to fund research seminar groups, or trips to conferences. 

Previous successful bids:

Below is a list of previously successful bids to give applicants an idea of the types of initiatives eligible for funding under this scheme:

  • Graduate Business Plan Competition – now developed into the Lion’s Den Challenge
  • Division of Cardiovascular Retreat for post-doctoral researchers
  • Student led workshop on seeking alternative means of funding a PhD programme and production of a guide to postgraduate funding

For full details about the scheme and to apply, please go to: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/training/Other-opps/OpenCompetition.aspx


Graduate School Conference Funds 2013/14

The King’s Graduate School is pleased to announce that we are offering limited funds to support postgraduate research students at King’s College London to attend conferences for the purpose of delivering an oral or poster presentation in 2013/14.

There will be four competition rounds for the 2013/14 academic year, and each round has a set deadline, as follows:


DEADLINE For conferences commencing within the following period


15 October 2013 22 October 2013 – 5 February 2014


15 January 2014 6 February 2014 – 5 May 2014


15 April 2014 6 May 2014 – 5 August 2014


15 July 2014 6 August 2014 – 5 November 2014

If you’re a postgraduate research student planning to present at a conference during the 2013/14 academic year, check out the our intranet webpages for further details.