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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 2024/25

If you would like to be considered for a CHASE studentship at Kent, you must apply to Kent by 23.59 on Sunday 3rd December. Your application will then be considered and if you are successful, you will be contacted to make a CHASE application and be part of the 2024/25 competition. 


Check you are eligible

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

CHASE offers studentships in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation (SHF) to support BAME candidates. 

SHF information
25 October 2023, 13:00-14:00

Attend an online briefing session for prospective students

Hosted by Dr Edward Roberts, CHASE Academic Lead at Kent.

View presentation slides
31 October 2023, 13:00-15:00

Designing a Good Research Proposal- CHASE specific workshop

If you are a current postgraduate student at Kent, register for the workshop through our online booking system

If you are external to the University, book your place here. We will contact you with the online link a day before the workshop. 

3 November 2023, 12:00 - 13:00

Online webinar hosted by CHASE

On Friday 3 November CHASE are running an online webinar to introduce the CHASE PhD studentship programme and offer advice to prospective applicants.

Register here
10 November 2023, 12:00 - 13:00

Online SHF Webinar hosted by CHASE

Find out about what a Stuart Hall Foundation CHASE AHRC Studentship can offer you, and get tips on applying from our student panel.

Register here
3 December 2023, 23:59

Apply to Kent

NOW CLOSED - if you wish to be considered for a CHASE scholarship at Kent, please come back in October 2024 when the competition will reopen for October 2025 entry. 


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

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Hear from a CHASE-funded PhD student

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Hear from a CHASE-funded PhD student

Find out how AHRC has supported his research