Black Academic Futures
Harris Manchester is a participating college for the Black Academic Futures scholarships. The scheme, which launched in 2020, will offer up to ten UK Black and Mixed-Black students financial support and an exciting new opportunity to pursue graduate study at Oxford.
Crewdson DPhil Scholarship
Harris Manchester College offers a Graduate Studentship in Theology, tenable from 1st October 2022. This £10,000 scholarship will be awarded annually for up to three years to a DPhil student in Theology at Harris Manchester College, renewable each year subject to satisfactory academic progress. There will be a maximum of one scholarship holder at a time. The closing date for this round of applications is 1st March 2022.
Preference will be given to applicants working in an area broadly sympathetic to the aims of the Crewdson Trust, which are to promote study and research in Christian theology relevant to the production of contemporary re-statements of the Christian faith or its application, and also to encourage research into the role of religion in eliminating violence and promoting peace. Preference will be given to candidates whose doctoral research reflects the aims of the trust and in particular the interests of its founder, Joan Crewdson, e.g., sharing Joan Crewdson’s interests in liberal theology, the interaction of theology and society, and/or the interaction of theology and philosophy. The award is tenable only at Harris Manchester: students or offer-holders at other colleges in the University of Oxford would be required to migrate to take up the award.
Applicants are asked to complete an application form, available here, supplying a statement of their proposed research and how this might match the aims of the trust as set out above, along with a financial statement. Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator at Harris Manchester College (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the closing date of 1st March 2022. Applicants should also supply a CV and two academic references. Please ask your referees to email their references to the Crewdson Trustees c/o the Academic Administrator at Harris Manchester College by the closing date.
Crewdson Trust Awards
Applications for awards (usually of up to two thousand pounds) from the Crewdson Trust are invited from Oxford students doing advanced degrees in Theology. The aims of the trust are to promote study and research in Christian theology relevant to the production of contemporary re-statements of the Christian faith or its application, and also to encourage research into the role of religion in eliminating violence and promoting peace. The trustees may also award travelling bursaries, book bursaries and prizes relevant to the above aims. Grants will be restricted to people studying at the University of Oxford and priority will be given to UK residents and/or people who are not fully funded or have a very small income and preference will also be given to mature students and to those studying or wishing to study at Harris Manchester College, Oxford (although in practice this does not prevent successful applications from other colleges).
Anyone wishing to apply should write to the Secretary to the Crewdson Trust, Dr Eric Eve, Harris Manchester College (email@example.com). Applicants will then be sent a form to complete and return to the Secretary, asking for a brief description of their studies and how they match the aims of the trust, a financial statement providing evidence of need, a reference from their supervisor and a current CV. Applications will only be considered once all these materials have been received. The closing date for this year’s applications is 1st March 2022, and the trustees will decide on the making of awards by the end of the month.