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CHASE DTP2: Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE). We are one of only 8 leading institutions offering a fully-funded AHRC doctoral studentships that includes an extensive programme of training, collaborative placements and development for all doctoral researchers in the arts and humanities.

The University of Kent will offer CHASE DTP2 Studentships in Arts, Humanities and related disciplines including:

  • American Studies
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Art History
  • Comparative Literature
  • Classics and Archaeological Studies
  • Drama, Theatre and Performance
  • English Literature including Creative Writing
  • Film and Media Studies
  • History
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Languages (French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies)
  • Music and Audio Technology
  • English Language and Linguistics
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Religious Studies

We would welcome students with interests in practice as research. This award is open to both UK residents and international (this includes EU) candidates.

CHASE DTP2 Studentship Selection Criteria will be based on the following:

  • Research Proposal
  • Preparedness for Research
  • Suitability of Research Environment

These scholarships include a doctoral stipend (equivalent to the Research Councils UK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend, £15,609 2021/22 rate (2022/2023 rate to be announced). Tuition fees at the home rate 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.

Find out more about more eligibility and criteria on our application page.

Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

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 5 December 2021. 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 the Director of Postgraduate Research in their department or School as soon as possible, or by 5 December 2021.

Your Kent application will be considered for a CHASE scholarship. If you are successful, you will be invited to complete a CHASE - specific application.


CHASE partners include: University of Kent, University of Essex, Birkbeck (University of London), The Courtauld Institute of Art, SOAS (University of London), Goldsmiths (University of London), University of East Anglia and the University of 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.

Full details of all Kent’s multimillion-pound postgraduate scholarships can be found here.


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