How to apply

Applications for entry in October 2019 are now closed. The information below relates to the previous round of funding. The information is a representative of the process and information for the next round of funding may differ slightly.

Details of the next round of funding will be announced in the Autumn term.

What is on offer?

CHASE Studentships are for PhD-level study only and successful applicants will have their fees paid, as well as receiving a stipend to cover living expenses (where eligible, see below) and access to further funds for skills training and research.  In addition, CHASE-funded students have the opportunity of doing a placement with one of our partner organisations, to apply research skills in a work environment. CHASE-funded students benefit from a supportive cohort environment, including biannual Encounters conferences.

How to apply

We are now seeking applications from outstanding graduates to embark on one of 56 doctoral research studentships across the consortium, starting in October 2019.

Your first point of contact is your chosen institution who will send you information on how to apply.

If you wish to apply for a CHASE studentship, you must have applied for doctoral study at your chosen institution before Friday 11 January 2019

We recommend you approach your chosen institution well in advance of this date.

Please use the links below to access your chosen institution's website.


Benjamin Monk, University of Kent, talks about his experience of being a CHASE funded student.

For application enquiries please contact your institution.

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed firstly at institutional level and, if successful, will be put forward to a CHASE selection panel.

You will be notified at each stage whether your application has been
successful. Applicants put forward to a CHASE selection panel will be
informed of the outcome in April 2019.

What happens if I am offered a CHASE studentship?

Following the CHASE selection panel, if you are notified of a successful application you will receive a formal offer letter and the chance to accept/decline as you wish.

What happens if I do not receive an offer from CHASE?  Can I apply again?

Yes, the next round of funding will begin in October 2019 and, so long as you still meet the eligibility requirements, you may still apply.

CHASE Studentship Webinar (12 December 2018)