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CHASE AHRC Studentships 2021 for UK and EU students at University of Kent, UK

Publish Date: Nov 30, 2020

Deadline: Jan 11, 2021

CHASE, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

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Scholarship value

These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, £15,285 in 2020/21 (2021/22 rate to be announced), tuition fees at the home rate and access to further research funding.


Apply for a PhD place at Kent by Monday 11 January 2021.
Your Kent application will go to an academic panel for review, at this stage you may be invited to an interview. If your application is successful, you will be asked to complete a CHASE application form by Sunday 21 February 2021.


CHASE DTP2 Studentship Selection Criteria for 2021/22 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.
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 Oversea fees.

Further details

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. 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 2021/22 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 Division of Arts Humanities Centres for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, American Studies and for Music and Audio Technology.
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