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The Louis Lafosse Bi-centenary PhD Scholarship

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

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Durham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Three-year full-fees (UK level) PhD scholarship with some maintenance allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 19th March 2019
Closes: 19th May 2019

Funding for: 3 years (subject to satisfactory academic progress), full-fees (UK level fees), plus some maintenance allowance.

In association with the Institute of Christian Education (ICE) and celebrating the bi-centenary of the Institute’s foundation, a three-year full-fees (UK level) PhD scholarship with some maintenance allowance is to be awarded on a competitive basis to a 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. Fees will be met at UK level and some maintenance allowance will be made.

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 be registered in the Department of Theology & Religion, and the applicant’s research topic will be in the area of Catholic Theology / Catholic Studies.

The scholarship holder will be expected to share regularly 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 Sunday 19 May 2019.

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 Friday 3 May 2019. Please visit: for more information on the application process for research programmes.

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