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CHASE DTP2: Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The University of Kent will offer CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England) DTP2 Studentships (for UK and EU students) in Arts and Humanities disciplines including those offered in the schools and centres of:

Applications for CHASE DTP2 Studentships will be assessed on the following selection criteria:

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

For 2020/21, the funding consists of a fee waiver at the Home/EU rate plus a maintenance stipend of £15,009 per year (current rate). CHASE DTP2 also offers students a wide range of exciting opportunities to gain professional experience, work across institutions and disciplines, and acquire advanced research skills.

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 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 11 January 2010 at the very latest.

The Closing date for applications is 10 January 2020.

Find out more

  • Potential applicants are invited to attend a briefing at the University of Kent on Wednesday 30 October. Please contact the Graduate School to reserve a place on [email protected]
  • We also hold regular open events where you can meet the scholarship and Graduate School teams as well as academics and current students, however if you want to meet a specific academic please arrange this direct with them in advance
  • Find out more about the subjects and potential supervisors within the Research/PhD section at

About Kent

Kent, a top 20 research 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. We are known for the interdisciplinary nature of our programmes and research and were ranked in the top 20 for research output and research intensity in the Times Higher Education.

The University of Kent is proud to be part of CHASE which was awarded a second Doctoral Training Partnership grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in July 2018. 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 (Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England) is 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 doctoral studentships for admission in 2020.

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