These scholarships provide a tuition fee waiver at the home rate, a doctoral stipend equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend (For the most up to date information on rates, please see the UKRI Website), and access to further research funding. If you are applying as an international candidate, Kent will waive the difference between Home and International fees. CHASE studentships also provide access to a wide range of training and placement opportunities.
The closing date for 2023/24 has now passed. Details for 2024/25 will be published when available.
CHASE DTP2 Studentship Selection Criteria for 2023/24 is based on the following:
- The proposal is clearly written and demonstrates engagement with an academic field at a high level of sophistication.
- The project demonstrates original thinking in its field.
- The methodology proposed clearly demonstrates the viability of the planned research.
- The planned research is described in a way that inspires confidence that it will definitely be completed within three years.
Preparedness for Research
- The applicant demonstrates understanding of appropriate research skills required for successful completion of the project
- The applicant has appropriate training at Master's level or equivalent to undertake the project
- The applicant’s references fully support the applicant’s preparedness for doctoral study
Suitability of Research Environment
- The research environment (as constituted by the proposed supervision, the home department(s) or equivalent, the institutional support (including available archives, sources, research centres), any external organisations) is appropriate to the project
- The applicant has given clear thought to the fit between their project and their proposed research environment
- The supervisor statement fully supports the project's fit with the proposed research environment.
This award is open to both UK residents and international (this includes EU) candidates.
To be classed as a "Home" student you must meet these UK residential conditions:
UK residential conditions:
- Be a UK National (meeting UKRI residency requirements), or
- Have settled status, or
- Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirement) or
- Have indefinite leave to remain or enter
If you are applying as an overseas student (this includes EU nationals), Kent will waive the difference between the Home and Overseas fees. Please be aware that there is a 30% cap on international studentships across the consortium.
The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE), one of only 8 UK AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the DTP2 scheme, offering AHRC studentships that include the opportunity for extended skills training and collaborative placements. Our partners include Goldsmiths, The Courtauld Institute of Art, SOAS and Birkbeck, all part of the University of London, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, and 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. Further information is available from the CHASE Website.
The University of Kent will offer CHASE DTP2 Studentships in 2023/24 in many Arts and Humanities disciplines, as well as in Human and Social Sciences, and Law, Society and Social Justice. These disciplines include those offered in the:
- Centre for American Studies
- Centre for Journalism
- Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
- Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Religious Studies
- Kent Law School
- Kent School of Architecture and Planning
- School of Arts
- School of Cultures and Languages
- School of English
- School of History
- School of Politics and International Relations
How to apply
New students wishing to be considered for these scholarships must apply for a PhD place at the University of Kent by Sunday 4 December 2022, 23:59 GMT. Applicants are advised to discuss their research project with academic members of staff in the relevant schools as soon as possible. Any current Kent PhD students should contact their School Director of Graduate Studies (Research) to advise them of their interest in being considered for these studentships as soon as possible and by Sunday 4 December 2022. Your Kent application will be considered for a CHASE scholarship. If you are successful, you will be invited to complete a CHASE - specific application.
A University of Kent briefing for potential applicants took place online on Thursday 20 October 2022. You can view the slides here.
A designing a Good Research Proposal online workshop will take place on Thursday 10 November, 13:00 - 15:00. If you are already a postgraduate student at Kent you can sign up here. Alternatively, if you are new to postgraduate study at Kent you can book your place here.