Applying for funding

PhD Studentships 2014-15

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding as partners of the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts South-East (CHASE). CHASE is matching AHRC funding of £17m, will be awarding over 375 AHRC-studentships over a five year period starting in the academic year 2014/15 and is delighted to offer up to 75 studentships for September 2014 entry.

AHRC doctoral studentships are available to UK and EU residents:

  • UK residents' awards consist of fees and maintenance
  • EU residents' awards are on a fees-only basis.

The Faculty is also pleased to offer up to 10 University-funded PhD studentships available to students from within or outside the EU:

  • Faculty studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £13,726 per year), 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.

Areas of study

  • American Studies
  • Film, Television and Media Studies
  • History
  • Language and Communication Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
  • Philosophy
  • Political, Social and International Studies
  • Art History and World Art Studies

How to apply for PhD Studentships

  • The deadline for applications to be considered for these studentships is Friday 31 January 2014.
  • 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 apply as soon as possible.
  • If you have a query about the application procedure, contact the Graduate School Office, email or tel +44 (0)1603 591709.

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. Please apply using our on-line application system. 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 we advise you to discuss this with your proposed supervisor.  You will need to request a CHASE studentship application form and relevant guidance documents from

Stage 3: CHASE application forms need to be submitted to your proposed supervisor no later than 31 January 2014.  When submitting the form to their supervisor applicants are asked to send a copy to:

By 4pm on Monday 17 February 2014 all aspects of the funding application must be complete.

Stage 4:  All 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 2014 to decide on the allocation of studentships for 2014-15.

Outcome : All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 16 April 2014.


Applicants are encouraged to apply by: 31 January 2014 (early application is encouraged)

Student application form returned to supervisor: 31 January 2014

Complete applications for CHASE AHRC funding: 4pm 17 February 2014

Applicants will be notified of the outcome regarding their application by 16 April 2014

Contact details

If you have any queries please contact: