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UEA is proud to be a member of the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-east England (CHASE), which brings together nine leading institutions engaged in collaborative activities, including an AHRC doctoral training partnership. 

As a highly active consortium, CHASE fosters collaborations that provide inspiring research-led training across the arts, humanities and creative practices. Working within and across institutions and disciplines, and in partnership with organisations in the creative and public sectors, CHASE supports a rich and responsive environment for new research.  While CHASE supports discipline-based projects, a commitment to interdisciplinary research is central to the CHASE ethos.

CHASE training and placements enable doctoral students to enrich their research and professional skills in readiness for careers in the academy and beyond. As one of the UK’s ten AHRC Doctoral Training Partnerships, CHASE is also able to offer a range of studentships each year.  

UEA has hosted many CHASE training events and seminar series, including the highly regarded Latin for Early Modernists course, now run twice each year and delivered by postgraduate researchers from across the consortium; and upcoming training and seminar series on teaching creative writing, Anglo-Norman French, and Ethics, Reflexivity and Writing in the Medical Humanities. UEA is also proud to host the highly active CHASE Feminist Network, and will host the CHASE Encounters conference in the summer of 2021.

CHASE-funded postgraduate researchers can be found in all four Schools making up UEA’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities and form an important part of the Faculty’s vibrant Graduate School.

UEA and CHASE are committed to addressing inequality and creating an inclusive place to study and work; applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds are particularly welcome.

Applications for CHASE studentship funding

Applications are open for CHASE PhD studentship funding to begin in October 2021. Applicants must have applied for a PhD at UEA by the deadline of midday on 11th January 2021; the (separate) application for CHASE funding must be submitted by midday on 18th January 2021.

Early discussions with potential supervisors are strongly encouraged to ensure there is time to draft (and re-draft) the CHASE and UEA applications.

Full details of the application process can be found on our Studentships page


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To enquire about CHASE AHRC funding at UEA, please email the support team:


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