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Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

For 2016/17, the funding consisted of a Fee Waiver at the Home/EU rate plus a maintenance stipend of £14,296 per year.

The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) which was awarded a £17 million Doctoral Training Partnership by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in October 2013. Our partners include The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, and Sussex. SOAS and Birkbeck, University of London joined the consortium as associate members in 2014. 

CHASE is one of only 11 UK AHRC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships and the partners have committed an additional £10 million in studentship funding which will allow CHASE to provide AHRC awards to over 375 PhD students in the arts and humanities across the partner institutions over five years. 

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


CHASE Studentship Selection Criteria in 2016 was based on the following:
1. 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. 
2. 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
3. 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 11th January 2017 at the latest. Applicants are advised to discuss their research project with academic members of staff in the relevant schools as soon as possible. Any current PhD students wishing to be considered for AHRC funding should contact their School Director of Graduate Studies (with responsibility for research programmes) to advise them of this as soon as possible or by 11th January 2017 at the very latest. CHASE will fund up to 75 doctoral studentships for admission in 2017.


The Closing date for applications is 11 January 2017. 

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