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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded doctoral studentships as part of the CHASE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership:

Our intellectual environment fosters the problem-driven and cross- and interdisciplinary research vital to addressing the new challenges of a world shaped by the speed of technological innovation and global change. Understanding and promoting the value of human culture and creativity in addressing such challenges is central to the CHASE vision of postgraduate research and professional development.

We support discipline-based projects, but also specialise in interdisciplinary research and research in emerging fields of study and creative practice. Our research and training environment encourages our doctoral students to develop interdisciplinary methodologies and to explore how to integrate their research with developments in digital technologies. In addition, our network of partnerships with leading arts and humanities organisations and creative industries provides an outstanding resource for future CHASE scholars.

The CHASE Consortium will be awarding up to 75 studentships in 2016.

The Faculty will also offer up to 15 University-funded PhD studentships available to students from within or outside the EU in 2016.

Areas of study:

The AHRC studentships are available to UK and EU residents: for UK residents awards consist of fees and a tax-free maintenance stipend; for EU residents awards are on a fees-only basis. In addition, a research training support grant will cover professional development opportunities, including the enhancement of public engagement skills and placements with CHASE partner organisations in the UK and overseas.

The majority of the University studentships cover tuition fees at UK/EU rates, a tax-free maintenance stipend, and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees.

Up to two university studentships will be awarded to International students from outside the EU and will cover tuition fees at international rates, a maintenance stipend and research training support grant.

Further details of fees and maintenance grants can be found on our PGR Fees and Funding pages.

Application deadline: Applications are now closed.

More information and details of how to apply can be found at   

Alternatively please contact the Graduate School Office

Email: or phone (01603) 591709

How to apply for PhD studentships

  • The deadline for applications to be considered for these studentships is Wednesday 13 January 2016.
  • You do not need to make a separate application to be considered for University studentships. Please indicate on your application for admission that you wish to be considered for a studentship.
  • NB: The application process for AHRC CHASE studentships is outlined below and applicants are recommended to consult with their supervisor as soon as possible if they wish to apply.
  • If you have a query about the application procedure, contact the Graduate School Office, email or tel +44 (0)1603 591709.
  • Studentship decisions will be made by 30 April 2016 and if you have not heard by this date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please visit the web pages for further details about studentships offered by individual Schools of study within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

How to apply for a CHASE AHRC studentship


CHASE AHRC studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the residency requirements set out in the AHRC Guide to Student Funding; in addition, before completing your application, please ensure that you have read the CHASE guidance notes for applicants.

If a student has already commenced doctoral study, they may still be eligible for AHRC studentship funding providing they will be studying for at least one more year full-time or 20 months part-time (excluding the writing up period). A student who has already commenced their study on a part-time basis can be supported by the AHRC to continue their studies full-time.

Please note that applicants must apply for a postgraduate place for the specific programme via the standard UEA application method or be a registered student at the University of East Anglia.

Candidates submitting to the CHASE AHRC application process who have not already applied for a postgraduate place at the University will be deemed ineligible.

Application Procedure

To apply for CHASE funding at the University of East Anglia candidates must:

Stage 1: Application for a Place of Study Before applying for a CHASE studentship you must apply to study at the University of East Anglia. You must indicate in the funding section of the application that you wish to be considered for a research council studentship.

Stage 2: Application for a CHASE studentship If you wish to apply for a CHASE studentship you need to discuss this with, and have the approval of, your proposed supervisor. You will need to request a CHASE studentship online application login and relevant guidance documents from

Stage 3: CHASE online applications are now closed. 

Stage 4: All CHASE applications will be reviewed by a UEA Preliminary Selection Panel. Shortlisted applicants will be submitted to the CHASE Selection Panels which will meet in March 2016 to decide on the allocation of studentships for 2016-17.

Outcome: Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 11 April 2016.


Applicants apply by: Applications are now closed.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 11 April 2016.

Contact details

If you have any queries please email: