It is strongly recommended that early contact with potential supervisors is made, so that you can discuss and refine your research proposal before the deadline. You will need the support of a supervisor before you can start the CHASE application and a supporting statement from a supervisor before you can submit a CHASE application.
If you would like help identifying possible supervisors for your research please send an outline of your research proposal to email@example.com, indicating the School of study you wish to apply to.
Two applications are required from candidates wishing to be considered for CHASE studentship funding:
1. The application to UEA for a place to study for a PhD
All students who wish to apply for CHASE studentship funding must use the University of East Anglia online application form to apply to study for a PhD here by midday on Wednesday 12 January 2022.
We recommend that students use the CHASE guidance (including headings and word counts) for structuring their research proposal – this will save the need to rewrite the proposal for CHASE.
(Current PhD students do not of course need to submit this application, but must submit a CHASE application as below)
2. The application to CHASE for studentship funding
Having secured the agreement of a supervisor to support your application, you should ask them to send a brief email to firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to you, requesting that you be given access to the CHASE application form. The support team will then send you the access code.
Your complete CHASE application, which must include a statement of support from your supervisor and two references, must be submitted by the deadline of midday on Friday 28 January 2022.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the supervisor statement and references are submitted in time for the deadline.
Submitted CHASE applications will first be considered at UEA, within one of the four Schools of study making up UEA’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Highly rated applications will be put forward by their School to a Faculty panel for consideration. The Faculty panel will then select 17 applications from UEA to go forward in the CHASE competition. Up to five of these 17 nominees can be international applicants.
All UEA CHASE applicants will be notified of the outcome of the institutional review by 4 March 2022.
Nominated candidates’ applications will then be assessed by one of four CHASE panels made up of representatives from across the consortium. Scores and comments from these panels will be used to produce a ranked list of candidates for studentship awards. The CHASE Management Board will discuss this ranking, and an initial list of candidates for studentship funding will be agreed, with other applications ranked and listed as ‘reserves’ for funding, or deemed not to be fundable on this occasion.
CHASE will notify nominated candidates of the initial outcome of their application (successful/reserve list/unsuccessful) by 30 April 2022. Those on the reserve list may be offered a studentship after this date.
Contact us at email@example.com if you have any enquiries about CHASE funding or the application process.