CHASE AHRC studentship scheme for Arts and Humanities Research (2024)
What you get
PhD studentships cover PhD fees (international or UK level) and a tax free maintenance allowance (currently £18,622) and support funding (for e.g. conferences, placements, research travel, training courses)
Type of award
CHASE AHRC studentships are open to UK and Overseas/International students as up to 30% of each cohort of students may be Overseas students . So we are now also able to offer a limited number of studentship awards to international candidates, including a stipend and full payment of international fees.
Our Admissions team will give a definitive answer of your Fee Status, but you count as a UK student if you are :
- a UK national who has been living in the UK or EU for the three years prior to starting your course;
- an EU national with Settled Status;
- an EU national with Pre-Settled status who has been living in the UK or EU for 3 years prior to starting your course;
- a student will Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK;
- an Irish National (due to a reciprocal agreement with the UK)
All other students (e.g. EU nationals moving to the UK to start their PhD) will count as Overseas students.
If you have already commenced doctoral study, you may still be eligible for an AHRC studentship funding providing that, at the start of the AHRC award on October 1st 2024, you have completed no more than 18 months full-time equivalent of your PhD. For example a student who commenced in autumn 2023, will have completed 12 months and so could be awarded 2 years of funding, but a student who commenced in autumn 2022 will have completed 24 months by October 2024 and so would not be eligible.
Number of scholarships available
Last year CHASE awarded 57 scholarships across the consortium of 8 institutions.
Each year, Sussex can nominate 17 candidates to the CHASE consortium selection panels and last year 6 Sussex applicants were awarded scholarships.
Deadline15 December 2023 12:00
How to apply
1. Choose your PhD degree. You must apply for a PhD in the Arts and Humanities to be eligible for the scholarship. See our PhD degrees.
2. Make contact with your potential supervisor to discuss your research area. See our guide on finding a supervisor.
4. Indicate on your academic application form IFinance/Funding section) that you intend to apply for a CHASE scholarship.
5. If your application to study at Sussex is approved, we will send you a link to an online application form for the CHASE scholarship.
6. The application must be submitted in full, including your research proposal, supervisor statement and two references (incomplete applications will not be accepted). The deadline for the CHASE scholarship application is January 26th 2024.
Scholarship success stories
You can hear more from successful applicants and find out how to strengthen your proposal at our workshops:
PhD open evening Monday 30 October, 4pm to 8pm, on-campus
Chase applicants webinars will be announced here: https://www.chase.ac.uk/apply
There are several steps to the selection process:
- each of the CHASE partner universities select 17 candidates to go forward to the consortium panels;
- the CHASE consortium panels assess and rank the selected candidates in March/April 20234
- the CHASE management board agrees a final ranked list in April 2024
- successful applicants are informed in late April 2024
The timetable is as follows:
12 midday December 15th 2023- Deadline to apply for a PhD place to study at Sussex
12 midday January 26th 2024 - Deadline for completing the CHASE application form online
February/March 2024: Sussex selects its top 17 candidates and informs applicants whether they have been forwarded to the next stage
Mid-April 2024: Applicants informed of outcome agreed by CHASE consortium panels
15 December 2023 12:00 (GMT)
The award is available to people from these specific countries: