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 are offering additional studentships in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation for these candidates.  These studentships cover: Tuition fees each year (this is currently £4,500 per year for full-time study) A maintenance grant each year (this is currently £17,609 per year for full-time study, including London weighting)  Funding for research training 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 will be eligible for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships for the start of the 2022/23 academic year. The award will cover a stipend to support living costs (£17,609 for 2021/22) 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 award, you will have at least 50% of your period of study remaining.

A student who has started their doctoral studies 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 17 December 2021 (11.59pm). This application must be made online before a CHASE AHRC studentship application (on the SMApply system) can be submitted. Candidates submitting to the CHASE AHRC application process who have not already applied for a postgraduate place at Goldsmiths by 17 December 2021 will be deemed ineligible.

Application deadlines

You must have applied to study at Goldsmiths by 17 December 2021 (11:59pm) and we would encourage you to discuss the completion of the SMApply application with the relevant Dept convenor.

Please contact the department you are interested in joining for details of their selection processes and any internal deadlines.

Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in April 2022.

How to apply

The application process will be in two stages, as follows:

  1. Application for a place of study 
    Before applying for a CHASE studentship you must apply to study at Goldsmiths by 17 December 2021. You can do this by finding the postgraduate programme you're interested in and accessing our online application system by clicking the 'Apply now' button. We encourage you to contact the department of your choice to discuss your proposal before you apply for admission. You are advised to allow time to consult with your supervisor in preparing the application for funding. 
  2. Application for a CHASE studentship via SMApply
    Once you have completed your application to Goldsmiths, academic representatives will review your application on its merits. The top-ranked candidates for each Department will be nominated to go forward to a Goldsmiths panel, which will select a shortlist to go forward to the final stage of the process. They will also be advised by their Department to complete a CHASE studentship application online via the SMApply system. 

In the final stage of the process, applications for CHASE studentships will then be considered jointly by the partner universities via four panels.

For further details about CHASE funding visit CHASE funding website.

Contact details

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

Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations can be found here.

Applicant workshops

Events run by Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths hosted an online workshop via MSTeams on Thursday 4 November –2pm. This event set out further details about the process of applying.

A direct link to a recording of this event can be accessed below. Anyone viewing this recording is asked to be aware that the date for Application for a place to study (given as 3 December 2021 in the recording) was subsequently moved back – to 17 December 2021.

Goldsmiths Graduate School: Workshop for studentship applicants (4 November 2021)

Events run by CHASE

Separately, CHASE will be hosting a number of applicant events to

Further information.