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CHASE, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Fee waiver at the Home/EU rate, plus a maintenance stipend of £15,285 per year (2020/21 rate)

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 10 UK AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships in the DTP2 scheme, offering AHRC studentships that include the opportunity for extended skills training and collaborative placements. CHASE DTP2 will fund up to 56 doctoral studentships for admission in 2020. 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 (for UK and EU students) in 2020/21 in many Arts and Humanities disciplines including: those offered in the Schools of English, History, European Culture and Languages, Arts, Architecture, and Law as well as those offered in the Faculty of Humanities Centres for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, American Studies and for Music and Audio Technology.


CHASE DTP2 Studentship Selection Criteria for 2020/21 is based on the following:

Research Proposal 

  • 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.

How to apply

New students wishing to be considered for these scholarships must apply for a PhD place at the University of Kent by 10 January 2020. 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 this as soon as possible or by 10 January 2020 at the very latest.

A briefing for potential applicants will take place at the University of Kent on 30 October at 15:00. Please contact the Graduate School to reserve a place graduateschool@kent.ac.uk.

Kent, a top 20 research-led university, provides a vibrant and challenging academic environment informed by an international perspective and collaboration with top-ranked universities around the world. Our global partnerships provide the foundation for our international approach to research and teaching. In the most recent REF (2014) we were ranked 17th for Research Intensity. The Kent website includes a Find a Supervisor search tool within the Research/PhD section at www.kent.ac.uk/pg.


The closing date for 2020/21 has now passed. Details for 2021/22 will be published when available.

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