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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR P.GRAD.CERT, M.PHIL. and Ph.D. IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

M.Phil in Christian Theology: The Bridget Clancy Scholarship

The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, is pleased to announce a scholarship of €15,000 (this will cover fees and offer a stipend) for an M.Phil. in Christian Theology at the Loyola Institute, TCD, thanks to the generous support of the Sisters of St John of God.

• This scholarship is for women who are Irish nationals.
• Scholarship applicants must be eligible for acceptance onto the M.Phil. programme.
• Applicant must take up the scholarship in the academic year 2022/2023.
• The scholarship is aimed at women who will use this M.Phil. to contribute to Church and Society in Ireland.
• Recipients must reside in sufficient proximity to Trinity College Dublin as to be able to share fully and regularly in the life, work, and events of the Loyola Institute.

Both full-time and part-time applicants to the M.Phil. in Christian Theology will be eligible. In the case of students doing the M.Phil. over two years the award will be split with 50% paid in the first year and 50% in the second year (should a student not continue into the second year no award will be payable). Scholarship applications to be sent by email to loyola@tcd.ie with a subject line: The Bridget Clancy Scholarship Application.

The application must include:
1. A curriculum vita with two academic references
2. A maximum of 600 words setting out a) why you would like to do the M.Phil. in Christian Theology and b) how you will use this M.Phil. to make a contribution to Church and Society in Ireland.

Please note, the selection procedure may include interviews. These can take place over Skype/Zoom The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 17th, 2022. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2022.

In addition, one must separately submit an application for the M.Phil. in Christian Theology using the Central Trinity College Application System. Closing date for applications for this M.Phil. is 31st July 2022.

Ph.D. Scholarship in Theology and the early Irish Church, Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin

The Loyola Institute is pleased to announce a doctoral scholarship in theology and the early Irish Church.
Proposals which focus on the Irish influence in Europe, its migration through monastic networks in continental Europe, and the influence of the gospel of St John on the Irish church and diaspora will be particularly welcome.
The scholarship will cover academic fees and offer a stipend of €13,000 per annum for four years. Some funding will also be available to help with travel for research, or to conferences.
The successful applicant will have a strong research background and demonstrated track record of excellence in theology and/or medieval history. If the student is lacking expertise in either of these areas, they will be asked to complete appropriate modules from the M.Phil. in Christian Theology, or from the M.Phil. in Medieval Studies.
This scholarship is offered thanks to generous philanthropic funding. An important part of work of the scholar, as stipulated by the funder, is to ensure the dissemination of the research not only to an academic audience but also to a general audience. The development of the skills necessary for this will form an important part of the student’s work.
Please contact Dr Fáinche Ryan faryan@tcd.ie with any queries.

Closing date for applications: Friday December 31st, 2021.

Applicants for the Ph.D. Scholarship must submit the following materials:

 Application requires the following:
- Curriculum Vitae, to include contact details for two academic references
- Typed research proposal (1,000 - 1,500 words)
- A writing sample of chapter length (8,000 - 10,000 words) – a sample chapter from a postgraduate dissertation would suffice.
Scholarship applications to be sent by email to loyola@tcd.ie Subject line: Scholarship Early Irish Church


Loyola Trust Postgraduate Certificate Scholarship

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Loyola Trust four (part-fee) Postgraduate Certificate scholarships of €1,000 each are available.

The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 17th, 2022. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2022.

In addition, one must separately submit an application for the PG.Cert. Christian Theology, using the central Trinity College application system. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022.

See how to apply here

Loyola Trust Scholarship for Teachers

One Scholarship to the value of 9,000 euro.

This scholarship is thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Loyola Trust (funded by the Augustinians, Carmelites (O.Carm.), Columbans, Jesuits, Loreto Sisters, Marists, Oblates, Society of African Missions).

The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 17th, 2022. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2022.

In addition, one must separately submit an application for the M.Phil. in Christian Theology, using the central Trinity College application system. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022.

See how to apply here

Loyola Trust Scholarships

Three scholarships to the value of €3000 each, awarded, awarded thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Loyola Trust (Augustinians, Carmelites (O.Carm.), Columbans, Jesuits, Loreto Sisters, Marists, Oblates, Society of African Missions).

The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 17th, 2022. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2022.

In addition, one must separately submit an application for the M.Phil. in Christian Theology, using the central Trinity College application system. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022.

See how to apply here

Sean O'Riordan Scholarship

Two scholarships of 5,000 euro each.

Thanks to the generous support of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.

The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 17th, 2022. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2022.

In addition, one must separately submit an application for the M.Phil. Christian Theology, using the central Trinity College application system. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022..

See how to apply here

The Dominic Barberi Studentship

One scholarship to the value of 8,000 euro.

This scholarship is thanks to the generous support of the Passionist Provinces of Britain and Ireland (St Joseph's Province and St Patrick's Province)

The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 17th, 2022. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2022.

In addition, one must separately submit an application for the M.Phil. in Christian Theology, using the central Trinity College application system. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022..

See how to apply here

Sisters Angèle-Marie Littlejohn and Bibiane Leclercq Scholarship (African Women)

The Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, is pleased to announce a fees scholarship for an M.Phil. in Theology at the Loyola Institute, TCD, thanks to the generous support of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles.

This scholarship for the M.Phil. in Christian Theology is for a student interested in completing their research dissertation in the areas of mission theology, the theology of evangelisation, faith and culture, history of missionary endeavour.

Application Details

The scholarship is open to:

  • - Women who are nationals of an African country and are currently living in Africa.
  • - Members of religious orders are welcome. Please note this scholarship is not open to members of an international congregation.
  • - Women who will use this M.Phil. to contribute to Church and Society in Africa.
  • - Scholarship applicants must have been accepted onto the M.Phil. programme.
  • - Applicant to take up the scholarship in the academic year 2021/202
  • Recipients must reside in sufficient proximity to Trinity College Dublin as to be able to share fully and regularly in the life, work, and events of the Loyola Institute.

    Scholarship applications to be sent by email to loyola@tcd.ie, Subject line: Sisters Angèle-Marie Littlejohn and Bibiane Leclercq Scholarship Application

    The scholarship application to include:

  • - Academic references (two)
  • - A letter (maximum 600 words) setting out why you would like to do the M.Phil. in Christian Theology and how you will use this M.Phil to make a contribution to Church and Society in Africa.
  • - Note that the selection procedure may include interviews. These can take place over Skype. An interview via place by Skype/phone for shortlisted candidates may be requested.
  • Please note: The scholarship will be dependent on the student getting a visa to study in Ireland for the year.

    The deadline for applications for the scholarship is Friday June 17th, 2022. The outcome of the process is expected to be announced by July 2022.

    In addition, one must separately submit an application for the M.Phil. in Christian Theology (M.Phil., Diploma, Certificate), using the central Trinity College application system. The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022..

    Constantia Maxwell Postgraduate Scholarship - The Constantia Maxwell Scholarship not available for Student intake 2021/22.

    One studentship of €3,000 will be awarded to a student entering one of the School of Religion's M.Phil. courses (Christian Theology, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies or International Peace Studies) in September 2021.

    There is no separate application form; with unconditional offers will be considered. The award will be made on academic merit.

    Ph.D. Scholarship in Catholic Theology

    A Ph.D. scholarship which will fully cover the university's fees for an EU Student, plus an annual award of €12,000 for maintenance, for a period of four years.

    This scholarship is thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Loyola Trust (funded by the Augustinians, Carmelites (O.Carm.), Columbans, Jesuits, Loreto Sisters, Marists, Oblates, Society of African Missions).

    Who can apply?

    The scholarship is open to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register who are resident in Ireland or within the European Union.

    This scholarship is available to Ph.D. projects supervised by a full-time permanent member of the academic staff of the Loyola Institute.

    Recipients must reside in sufficient proximity to Trinity College Dublin as to be able to share fully and regularly in the life, work, and events of the Loyola Institute.


    Application Process

    You are required to:

    • Submit an application for a full-time Ph.D. at the Loyola Institute at Trinity College using the central Trinity College application system.
    And Your application should include:

    • a brief letter of motivation.
    • a research proposal of up to 2000 words. This should include the main research question, key objectives, relevance, the proposed methodological approach, a brief description of the relevant literature, and the proposed timetable for the writing of your thesis. Please work with your proposed supervisor at the Loyola Institute in preparing this.

    Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships

    Students applying to do a Ph.D. supervised by a full-time permanent member of the academic staff of the Loyola Institute are eligible to apply for a Trinity Postgraduate Ussher Fellowship. For Details of how to apply here

    Postgraduate Student Grants via Students Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

    For further information on Postgraduate Student Grants go to their website.

    PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES FOR M.PHIL. IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

    Fr. Dan Baragry CSsR, (centre) Provincial of the Dublin Province of Redemptorists, with recipients of the Sean O’Riordan Scholarship: Helena Connelly and Emmet O’Regan.

    Emma Rothwell, recipient of the Loyola Trust Scholarship for Teachers, with Chris Curran, a representative of the Loyola Trust.

    Sr. Julie Doran, OLA, (representing Provincial Kathleen McGarvey) with Ursula Halligan recipient of the Sisters Angèle-Marie Littlejohn and Bibiane Leclercq Scholarship for M.Phil. in Christian Theology (Irish Women).

    Information correct as of 1/12/2021.