The deadline for applying to CHASE institutions for a place of study has now passed

If you have a question regarding your studentship application, please contact the institution you have applied to directly

Applicants will be informed of the outcome on the 15th April

Up to 75 Arts and Humanities studentships available from CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership

The Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) invites applications for its second round of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD Studentship awards. CHASE is one of 11 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK awarded funding by the AHRC.

What is on offer?

CHASE Studentships are for PhD-level study only and successful applicants will have their fees paid, as well as receiving a stipend to cover living expenses (where eligible, see below) and access to further funds for research expenses.  In addition, CHASE-funded students have the opportunity of doing a placement with one of our partner organisations, to apply research skills in a work environment.


CHASE AHRC studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the residency requirements set out in the RCUK Conditions of Research Council Training Grants.

If you have already started doctoral study, you may still be eligible for an AHRC studentship funding providing that, at the start of the AHRC award, you will have at least 50% of your period of study remaining.

How to apply

We are now seeking applications from outstanding graduates to embark on one of 75 doctoral research studentships across the consortium, starting in October 2015.

Your first point of contact is your chosen institution who will send you information on how to apply.

If you wish to apply for a CHASE studentship, you must have applied for doctoral study at your chosen institution before 14 January 2015.  We suggest you approach your chosen institution well in advance of this date.

Please use the links below to access your chosen institution's website.


For application enquiries please contact your institution

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed firstly at institutional level and, if successful, will be put forward to a CHASE assessment panel.

You will be notified at each stage whether your application has been successful. Applicants put forward to a CHASE assessment panel will be informed of the outcome by 15 April 2015.

What happens if I am offered a CHASE studentship?

Following the CHASE assessment panel, if you are notified of a successful application you will receive a formal offer letter and the chance to accept/decline as you wish.

What happens if I do not receive an offer from CHASE?  Can I apply again?

Yes, the next round of funding will begin in October 2015 and, so long as you still meet the eligibility requirements, you may still apply.

Do Associate Members, SOAS and Birkbeck offer studentships through CHASE?

No they do not.