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Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarships Leading to PhD in Theology

St. Patrick’s College Maynooth

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Kildare - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Covers tuition fees
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 3rd March 2020
Closes: 24th April 2020

The Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship is a major scholarship for talented candidates in theology and offers a pathway, not only to a Doctorate in Theology, but positions the successful candidate for an international theological career. The Theology faculty in the Pontifical University—the only English-speaking Pontifical faculty in Western Europe offering programmes across the full range of theological disciplines—with its international teaching body, large postgraduate cohort, unique location, and extensive facilities, offers candidates the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies within a vibrant academic community.

Maynooth’s Faculty of Theology can provide expert research supervision in all major sub-disciplines of theology, which include the following:

  • Systematic Theology/Liturgy
  • Moral Theology/Theological Ethics
  • Ecclesiastical History
  • Biblical Studies/Sacred Scripture

Applications are invited from suitable candidates to complete a Doctorate in one of the above areas, beginning in September 2020. THREE scholarships are offered over a 4-year period and include tuition fees, a research allowance, and on-campus residence plan (accommodation and meals, which may be awarded as a personal stipend in the order of €10,000 per annum).

Application may be made HERE. In preparation an application, candidates must follow the published application guidelines ensuring that they:

(i) check the entry requirements for Doctoral programmes of the Pontifical University

(ii) submit a 1,500–2,000 word research proposal


(iii) verify that the proposal fits with the research interests of the Faculty of Theology at Maynooth.

Initial informal enquiries may be addressed to the Admissions Officer who will forward them to the appropriate member of Faculty. Applications for the Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship will be accepted until Friday 24th April 2020 at 4pm GMT

Watch a video about the scholarship here

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