CHASE is delighted to offer up to 75 AHRC Studentships

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex have formed the CHASE consortium to promote excellence in research, postgraduate research training and knowledge exchange in the Arts and Humanities.

CHASE hosts one of 11 Doctoral Training Partnerships awarded funding by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. We are now seeking applications from outstanding graduates to undertake doctoral research starting in October 2015. To be considered for funding you must have applied for a place to study at one of the CHASE institutions by 14th January 2015. For more information on how to apply see here

Our intellectual environment fosters the problem-driven and interdisciplinary research vital to addressing the new challenges of a world shaped by the speed of technological innovation and global change. Understanding and promoting the value of human culture and creativity in addressing such challenges is central to the CHASE vision of postgraduate research and professional development. Across CHASE, nearly 1,000 academics in the arts and humanities, many of whom are also leading practitioners (artists, curators, novelists, poets, musicians, lawyers), offer a broad and diverse range of supervision. We support discipline-based projects, but also specialise in interdisciplinary research and research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. Our research and training environment encourages our doctoral students to develop interdisciplinary methodologies and to explore how to integrate their research with developments in digital technologies. In addition, our network of partnerships with leading arts and humanities organisations and creative industries provides an outstanding resource for future CHASE scholars.

Successful applicants will have their fees paid, as well as receiving a stipend to cover living expenses and access to further funds for research expenses.

Opportunities are offered for research within and across these fields:

  • History; Law and Legal Studies; Philosophy; Political Science and International Studies (Diplomacy & International Relations); Theology, Divinity and Religion; Archaeology; Classics
  • Art History; Conservation; Visual Art History and Theory; Digital Arts & Photography History; Theory and Practice; Visual Arts (covering Art Theory & Aesthetics; Community Art including Art and Health); Museum Studies; Ethnography and Anthropology.
  • Drama and Theatre Studies Practice; Creative Writing; Music (Practice-based, composition, musicology); Visual art practice; Installation and Sound Art History, Theory and Practice; Film-Based and Time-Based History, Theory, Culture and Practice; Media: New Media/Web-Based Studies; Media: Film History, Theory and Criticism; Media: Television History, Theory and Criticism; Information and Communications Technologies; Media and communication studies; Journalism and Publishing;
  • English Language and Literature; Drama and Theatre Studies; American Studies; Life writing; History and Development of English Language; Literary and Cultural Theory; Post-Colonial Studies; Comparative Literature; Medieval Literature; Comparative Studies; Gender and Sexuality; Popular Culture; Cultural Studies (Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries); Interpreting and Translation; Linguistics; French Studies; German Studies (including Dutch and Yiddish); Italian Studies; Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin Studies