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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 fourth 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 skills training and research.  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-funded students benefit from a supportive cohort environment, including biannual Encounters conferences.


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.

At the current time, EU students are eligible for support from CHASE. Applicants from EU countries will be notified immediately of any change in status as a result of UK government policy.

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 2017.

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 Wednesday 11 January 2017

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.

CHASE DTP Manager Rob Witts explains how to apply for a CHASE studentship


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 selection panel.

You will be notified at each stage whether your application has been
successful. Applicants put forward to a CHASE selection panel will be
informed of the outcome in April 2017.

What happens if I am offered a CHASE studentship?

Following the CHASE selection 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 2017 and, so long as you still meet the eligibility requirements, you may still apply.

Do SOAS and Birkbeck offer studentships through CHASE?

SOAS, University of London and Birkbeck, University of London do not currently offer CHASE studentships, but do participate in CHASE researcher development.