The Louis Lafosse Bi-centenary PhD Scholarship

Durham University - Department of Theology and Religion & Centre for Catholic Studies

Funding for: 3 years (subject to satisfactory academic progress), full-fees (to minimum level of UK/EU level fees), plus a maintenance allowance at the at the UK Research Council’s national rates.

The funding is open to anyone, not just UK or EU students. Fees to minimum level of UK/EU level fees will be paid, so overseas students can apply but may need to top up their fees to the overseas rate.

Hours: Full-time

Applications close: Tuesday 2 January, 2018*

In association with the Institute of Christian Education (ICE) and celebrating the bi-centenary of the Institute’s foundation, a three-year full-fees and maintenance allowance PhD scholarship is to be awarded on a competitive basis to a new full-time PhD candidate (in receipt of a formal offer) in Catholic Theology / Catholic Studies within the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University and who is able to reside within realistic daily commute of Durham. Fees will be met to the minimum level of UK/EU level fees and an annual maintenance allowance at the UK Research Council’s national rates will be made.

In addition, it may be possible to make some additional fixed-term fees-only ICE Postgraduate Scholarships (full-fees) and Postgraduate Bursaries (partial help towards fees) awards.

In all cases, alongside academic excellence, consideration will also be given to personal financial circumstances.

Research Environment:

The Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) is the UK’s first permanent centre devoted to pioneering research and teaching in Catholic theology and Catholic studies in the public academy. The CCS is based in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, which offers an unparalleled environment for postgraduate study of Theology and Religion, having been ranked no. 1 in research quality in the 2008 RAE and 2014 REF. The CCS’s academic staff members provide a wide range of expertise for postgraduate students interested in all areas of Catholic theology and Catholic studies. As well as academic excellence, the Department also aims to provide students with access to world-class study facilities and a range of training and professional-development opportunities that are second to none, including teaching and research assistantships.

Eligibility and how to apply:

To be eligible for consideration, the applicant will normally be registered in the Department of Theology & Religion (occasional exceptions will be made for applicants registered in other Departments), and the applicant’s research topic will be in the area of Catholic Theology/Catholic Studies.

The scholarship holder must reside sufficiently proximate to Durham as to be able to take a full part in the life, work, and events of the Centre for Catholic Studies for the duration of their award.

To apply please visit: for more information and to download the application form.

The closing date for completed applications is Tuesday 2 January 2018.

In addition to the scholarship application, candidates must apply for the PhD programme within the Department of Theology and Religion.  This online application must be completed, with all supporting documents, by Sunday 3 December 2017.

Please visit: for more information on the application process for research programmes.

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