Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding opportunities

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Goldsmiths is one of nine leading research institutions that are part of CHASE, the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts Southeast England.

CHASE funds more than 56 studentships per year.


CHASE funds more than 56 studentships for talented doctoral candidates each year. As part of the commitment of both CHASE and member Universities such as Goldsmiths to the values of diversity and inclusivity, we particularly welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and CHASE offer additional studentships in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation for these candidates.  These studentships cover: Tuition fees each year (this is currently £4,596 per year for full-time study) A maintenance grant each year (this is currently £19,668 per year for full-time study, including London weighting)  There are also professional development opportunities, including the enhancement of media skills and placements with arts organisations in the UK or overseas.

Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

Research projects by MPhil/PhD applicants for any Goldsmiths Department oriented towards Arts and Humanities Research are eligible to be considered for funding.

International students are eligible for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships. The award will cover a stipend to support living costs (£19,668 for 2022/23) and tuition fees at the international rate (with funding provided by Goldsmiths and the UKRI).

If you have already started doctoral study, you may still be eligible for an AHRC studentship funding providing that, at the start of the AHRC funding awarded, you will have at least 50% of your fundable period of study (which excludes the writing up/completion period) remaining.

A student who has started their doctoral studies (unfunded) on a part-time basis is permitted to convert to full-time status upon receipt of an award.

Please note

You must apply for a postgraduate place for your intended programme of study via the standard Goldsmiths application method by 2 December 2022 (17:00 GMT) or – for the Department of Art - 1 November 2022. This application must be made online before a CHASE AHRC studentship application (on the CHASE system) can be submitted. Candidates submitting to the CHASE AHRC application process who have not already applied for a postgraduate place at Goldsmiths by the relevant admissions application deadline as above will be deemed ineligible.

Application deadlines

You must have applied to study at Goldsmiths by 2 December 2022 (5 pm) or – if applying to the Department of Art, 1 November 2022.

You are strongly advised to contact the department you are interested in joining for details of their selection processes and any internal deadlines. We would also encourage you to discuss the completion of the separate CHASE SMApply application with the relevant Departmental PGR Convenor.


Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in April 2023.

Contact details

If you have any queries please contact the Goldsmiths Graduate School:

Find out more about Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations.

Applicant workshops

Events run by Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths will be hosting an online workshop via MSTeams on Thursday 3 November (2-4pm). This event will set out further details about the process of applying to both CHASE/AHRC and SeNSS/ESRC studentships studentships. You can join the session via the link below.

Goldsmiths Graduate School: Workshop for studentship applicants (3 November 2022)

Events run by CHASE

Separately, CHASE will be hosting several applicant events to

Further information.