Postgraduate Funding for Art

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Postgraduate funding for Art students

CHASE Doctoral Research Studentships

CHASE is a consortium of nine institutions: the Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open University, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Kent, University of Sussex, Birkbeck, University of London and SOAS, University of London. It provides studentships and support for research in the arts and humanities in the UK.

CHASE Doctoral Research Studentships are three-year awards for PhDs. They are open Home and International (including EU). For further information, see the CHASE website. CHASE is the only full funding for doctoral research students that is available to the department. We will, however, provide any assistance that we can to candidates who are seeking funding from elsewhere.

We are looking for exceptional research projects to nominate for the CHASE Doctoral Research Studentship competition. Each department at Goldsmiths can nominate up to five candidates to the college panel that selects candidates to put forward to CHASE, who may be new PhD students or students in their first year of study (first two years if part-time).

To be put nominated by the department as a new student, you must apply by the deadline of our applications process in the Department of Art and be accepted onto the MPhil/PhD Programme.

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

Applicants selected by the department 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 normally be notified of final decisions in April.

Departmental Doctoral Research Bursaries

Departmental Doctoral Research Bursaries may be available. The bursaries are held for one year and are currently worth £5,000 each year – essentially, the bursaries act as tuition fee waivers.

The decision to whom to award a bursary is made by the Programme Director and team.

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

Graduate Trainee Tutorships

The Department may offer a number of one-year 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 (GTTs) 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 and provide support on a number of different programmes in the Art Department.

MFA Fine Art

This programme offers three tuition fee waivers of £5,000 per annum for Full-time students for each year of the programme.

These are granted by the programme to applicants of excellence.

MFA Curating

This programme offers four tuition fee waivers of £5,000 per annum for Full-time students for each year of the programme.

These are granted by the programme to applicants of excellence.

MA Artists’ Film & Moving Image

This programme offers five tuition fee waivers of £3,000 each.

These are granted by the programme to applicants of excellence.

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