Department of Art


Postgraduate funding for Art students

CHASE Collaborative PhD Studentship

We invite applications for the CHASE Collaborative PhD Studentship entitled ‘Circling Cinenova: A history of an evolving feminist arts organisation’ to start in 2018-19.

The lead Supervisor for this project is Dr Catherine Grant and full information about the award and the research project it relates to can be found on the CHASE website.

Informal enquiries about this collaborative project can be sent to Catherine Grant (

Please note, to apply for this studentship you will need to fill in an application form via the CHASE website AND an application to the Goldsmiths Department of Art. The two applications have slightly different requirements. Please see the PhD in Art programme page for details of how to apply.

Closing date: Monday, 7 May 2018, 12.00pm 

Interview date: w/c Monday 14 May 2018

CHASE Doctoral Research Studentships

CHASE is a consortium of seven members: the Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open

CHASE Doctoral Research Studentships are three-year awards for PhDs starting in September 2018. A studentship is worth approximately £19,000 per year for maintenance and tuition fees.

CHASE Doctoral Research Studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the residency requirements set out in the RCUK Conditions of Research Training Grants.

We are looking for exceptional research projects to nominate for the 2018-19 CHASE Doctoral Research Studentship competition.

To be put forward, you must apply during Round 1 of our applications process in the Department of Art and be accepted onto the MPhil/PhD Programme.

Round 1
Deadline: Monday, 13 November 2017 at 5.00pm
Interviews: Thursday, 7 December and Friday, 8 December 2017

See website for MPhil/PhD Programme in Art and MPhil/PhD Programme in Curating for full details on how to apply.

Applicants selected to be put forward for CHASE from this round of applications will then write a CHASE application in consultation with their proposed supervisor. The application will first be considered at an institutional level; that is, in competition with other applications across Goldsmiths. If successful at this level, the application will then be entered into the competition at the level of the CHASE consortium. Successful candidates will be notified of final decisions in April 2018.

Please note that applicants who are interviewed and accepted onto the MPhil/PhD Programme in Round 1, but not put forward for CHASE funding, will automatically be considered for a Departmental Doctoral Research Bursary in Round 2.

Departmental Doctoral Research Bursaries

We offer two Departmental Doctoral Research Bursaries for PhDs starting in September 2018. The bursaries are held for three years and worth £5,000 each year – essentially, the bursaries act as tuition waivers.

To be considered for a bursary, you must apply during Round 2 of our applications process in the Department of Art and be accepted onto the MPhil/PhD Programme.

Round 2 Deadline:
Monday, 16 April 2018 at 5.00pm
Interviews: Thursday 3 May and Friday 4 May 2018

See website for MPhil/PhD Programme in Art and MPhil/PhD Programme in Curating for full details on how to apply.

Graduate Trainee Tutorships

The Department may offer a number of yearly teaching assistantships for MPhil/PhD researchers. The full terms and conditions are available in the Department of Art Office and any appointments will be made in the summer term for the next academic year. Graduate Trainee Tutorships are subject to Department funding and thus we are unable to guarantee the number for the next year at the outset of the current academic year.

GTTs are offered on the basis of interviews with relevant Programme Directors. Successful applicants may be asked to teach on a number of different programmes in the Art Department.

Fee waivers

The MFA Fine Art offers three £5,000 fee waiver awards. 

The MFA Curating offers four £5,000 fee waiver awards.
These are granted by the relevant programme to applicants of excellence.

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