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Arts and Humanities studentships available at the University of Sussex via CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership

Arts and Humanities studentships available at the University of Sussex via CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Sussex and the Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts South-East (CHASE) invite applications for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD Studentship awards within and across the following fields:

  • American Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Creative and Critical Practice
  • Creative and Critical Writing
  • Drama
  • English
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Cultural Geography
  • History
  • Human Rights Law
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Social and Political Thought.

Why Sussex?

Sussex hosts CHASE, one of the AHRC's prestigious Doctoral Training Partnerships, which brings together doctoral researchers from across the Arts and Humanities. We are renowned for our path-breaking creative and interdisciplinary work, but also achieve excellence in discipline-based research. Our School of Media, Arts and Humanities offers a vibrant platform for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You can join a lively community of innovative thinkers, researchers and creative practitioners such as writers, filmmakers, and musicians, engaged in producing exciting work that seeks to address the challenges of a world shaped by the speed of technological innovation and global change.

Arts and Humanities studentships available at the University of Sussex via CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership

What does CHASE at Sussex have to offer?

If you are successful in attracting a CHASE studentship, you will:

  • have your fees paid and receive a living allowance (currently £15,609);
  • be eligible to apply for further funding for training and research expenses (archival visits, conference trips, and learning a language or other skill integral to your research project);
  • develop yourself as well as your research, through specialist research seminars, reading groups, lectures by world class visiting speakers, the Sussex Researcher Development Programme as well as the CHASE training programme;
  • have the opportunity to undertake a placement outside the University, perhaps with one of our partner organisations, such as the BBC Archives, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the British Film and Video Council, the South Downs National Park, or The Victoria and Albert Museum;
  • benefit from research and practical expertise available across the CHASE institutions, via research networks, attending or running specialist training events, joint or additional supervision and the biannual Encounters conferences.

How to apply?

To apply for a CHASE studentship for autumn 2022, you must first apply for a place on a PhD course at the University of Sussex:

The deadline for applications to Sussex is 12:00 noon GMT 17th December 2021.

After securing a place, you can request access to the online CHASE application form from your School.

The deadline for the CHASE funding competition is 12:00 noon GMT 28th January 2022.

CHASE studentships are open to UK and non-UK students and we are able to offer a small number of full scholarships to international candidates.

For further information, attend our virtual postgraduate event see our Sussex website and the CHASE website.

CHASE is actively committed to the values of diversity and inclusivity and we particularly welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. BAME CHASE applicants may also apply for our new Stuart Hall Foundation studentships which will allow them to develop their career and research profile with the Foundation.


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