About Research Placements
As a CHASE funded student* you have the opportunity to undertake a placement as part of your doctoral training. A placement is an excellent personal and professional development opportunity. You will develop skills, demonstrate the impact of your research expertise outside of academia and gain additional experience to add to your CV.
You will be fully supported by CHASE, your institution and your placement host. Your placement will be funded as part of your PhD. We also provide additional funding to cover travel and subsistence costs incurred whilst you are on placement.
Placements will be flexible to fit with your studies. You may spend one to six months with a partner organisation on a project that is mutually beneficial to your research and to the work of the organisation. Projects are usually developed in collaboration between students and partner organisations. CHASE has established connections with a variety of partners in the creative, public and cultural sectors as well as local partners at each CHASE institution. You can, though, seek a placement with any organisation that you feel is relevant to your development needs. You can also do your placement internationally.
The CHASE Placements application form, available on the VRE, provides more detail on the parameters of CHASE placements. The form also offers a step by step process for searching for and securing a placement and how to apply to CHASE for support for your placement.
You are always welcome to contact us directly to discuss placements.
Contact – Dr Steven Colburn,
CHASE DTP Placements and Partnerships Officer:
+44 (0)1273 873673
* Please note CHASE can normally only fund placements for students who receive a full scholarship from CHASE. Students who receive 'fees only' awards from CHASE should contact us before exploring placement opportunities.