We are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-East England (CHASE) to support at least two studentships a year for black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates to undertake doctoral research in arts and humanities. 

As well as the usual benefits of a CHASE studentship, successful awardees will benefit from working with SHF to develop their career and research profile. Post holders will be able to engage with and contribute to the resources and networks of the Stuart Hall Foundation, including an annual gathering of Stuart Hall Foundation Scholars and Fellows, and privileged access to the work of the Foundation.

The studentships build on existing relationships between the Foundation and member institutions of the CHASE consortium.

“Two years ago, the ‘Broken Pipeline Report’ identified significant barriers to postgraduate research funding faced by BME applicants, and called for action to improve access and inclusion. There is much left to do, but I’m hopeful these dedicated studentships and our collaboration with the Stuart Hall Foundation are an important staging post in bringing the changes that are needed.”

Professor Kate Lacey, CHASE Director

“This is an excellent initiative. We look forward to working with our CHASE colleagues – and the successful candidates – in the spirit of Stuart Hall’s critical intellectual work in the humanities and his commitment to extending the reach of postgraduate education.”

Professor Gregor McLennan, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Stuart Hall Foundation

“I am delighted to welcome this new partnership. The University of Sussex seeks to value and celebrate the diversity of our campus community and partners, and I hope that these studentships will help to signal that CHASE is available to all.”

Professor Jeremy Niven, University of Sussex Dean of Doctoral Studies

Details of the 2021/22 competition are available on the CHASE website. Pre-application sessions will take place on Friday 22nd October and Friday 5th November, both 1-2pm. 

For more information visit the CHASE website: 

About CHASE 

CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support doctoral research through funded studentships and training activities. Together we are seeking to shape a future in which the values and dispositions of scholarship in the arts and humanities – inventiveness, craft, rigour, intuitive and counter-intuitive insight – can flourish alongside developments in creative practice, digital technologies and media forms.

CHASE brings together 8 leading institutions engaged in collaborative research activities including an AHRC doctoral training partnership. These are the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Birkbeck, University of London and SOAS, University of London.

Since 2014, CHASE has been awarded two block grants from AHRC totalling over £34m, and its members have committed more than £16m in doctoral funding. This has supported more than 500 doctoral researchers, and provided enhanced opportunities for all arts and humanities researchers.

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