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Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East England


The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). We are one of 8 leading institutions offering an extensive programme of training and development for all doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities.  

CHASE partners include: University of Kent, University of Essex, Birkbeck (University of London), The Courtauld Institute of Art, SOAS (University of London), Goldsmiths (University of London), University of East Anglia and the University of Sussex. 

CHASE will offer students a wide range of exciting opportunities to gain professional experience, work across institutions and disciplines, and acquire advanced research skills.

How to apply - Academic Year 2023/24

If you would like to be considered for a CHASE studentship at Kent, you must apply by 23.59 on Sunday 4th December


Check you are eligible

UK and international applicants can apply for a CHASE studentship. Visit our Scholarships Finder for more information on eligibility.

CHASE have announced a new partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation (SHF) to support BAME candidates. 

SHF information
20 October 2022, 13:00-14:00

Attend an online briefing session for prospective students

You can view the slides from the event here:

Briefing Session Slides
10 November 2022, 13:00-15:00

CHASE Research Proposal workshop

You can view slides from our workshop on how to design a good CHASE research proposal here:

Slides for Research proposal online workshop
11 & 18 November 2022, 12:00-13:00

Online webinars from CHASE

On Friday 11 November CHASE are running an online webinar specifically for those applying for a Stuart Hall Foundation CHASE AHRC Studentship. On Friday 18 November you can attend their Applying for a CHASE AHRC PhD studentship webinar. 

25 November 2022, 13:00-15:00

Designing a Good Proposal Workshop

A general workshop aimed at all students who are putting together a research proposal for a PhD project. 

Register for the workshop
4 December 2022, 23:59

Apply to Kent

 You will only be considered for a CHASE studentship at Kent if you have applied for a PhD place at Kent by this date.      


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Doing a PhD, with funding from CHASE, has been a remarkable privilege.

CHASE subject areas

You can apply for a PhD place at Kent through one of the below Schools/Centres: 

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Hear from a CHASE-funded PhD student

Find out how AHRC has supported her research

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Hear from a CHASE-funded PhD student

Find out how AHRC has supported his research