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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR M.PHIL. IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

Sean O'Riordan Scholarships for M.Phil. in Christian Theology

Two scholarships of 5,000 euro each.

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

The Dominic Barberi Studentship for an M.Phil. in Christian Theology

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 Loyola Trust Scholarships

Three Scholarships to the value of 3,000 euro each.

These scholarships are thanks to the generous sponsorhip of the Loyola Trust (Augustinians, Carmelites (O.Carm.), Columbans, Jesuits, Loreto Sisters, Marists, Oblates, Society of African Missions).

The criteria for who can apply, and the application process isidentical for thses different scholarships. The awarding panel will have discretion as to which scholarship is awarded to an individual.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ABVOE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Who can apply

Both full time and part time applicants to the MPhil in Christian Theology in September 2018 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).

In order to be eligible, applicants must hold an unconditional offer of a place on the M.Phil. and 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

The deadline for applications is 15th June 2018.
You are required to:
1.Submit an application for an M.Phil. in Christian Theology using the central Trinity College application system.
And
2.Send an email of application to Loyola@tcd.ie.

Your application should include a letter (maximum 600 words) explaining why you would like to do the M.Phil. in Christian Theology and why you think you should be considered for a scholarship.

The result is expected to be announced by the middle of July.

The Religious Education Teacher Scholarship

One Scholarship to the value of 9,000 euro.

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

Who can apply

To be eligible the applicant must be currently currently working as an RE Teacher in a secondary school in the Republic of Ireland or in Northern Ireland (Retired RE Teachers, or RE Teachers not currently teaching Religious Education will not be eligible).

RE Teachers applying to either a full time or part time M.Phil. in Christian Theology in September 2018 will be eligible for this scholarship. The value of the Scholarship is 9,000 euro. In the case of a student doing the M.Phil. over two years the award will be a total of 9,000 euro across the two year period with 4,500 euro paid per annum (should a student not continue to the second year no award will be payable).

In order to be eligible, applicants must hold an unconditional offer of a place on the M.Phil. and 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:
1.Submit an application for MPhil in Christian Theology using the central Trinity College application system.
And
2.Send an email of application to Loyola@tcd.ie.

Your application should include
A letter (maximum 600 words) setting out why you would like to do the M.Phil. in Christian Theology and why you think you should be considered for a scholarship.
A letter signed by the School Principal confirming that you are currently employed as an RE Teacher in a secondary school in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland..

Applicants who have applied for this specific RE teachers scholarship, but not been successful will automatically be included in the selection process for the Sean O'Riordan, Dominic Barberi and Loyola Trust scholarships. There is not need to put in a separate application.

Spiritan Mission Scholarship

This scholarship for the MPhil 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. The scholarship will cover full EU fees. In addition there will be 1000 euro for academic expenses.

This scholarship is thanks to the generous support of the Irish Spiritans.

Your application should include a letter (maximum 800 words) setting out:

a) Why you would like to do the MPhil in Christian Theology

b) How do you currently envisage the particular focus of your research MPhil dissertation

c) Why you think you should be considered for this scholarship.

The result is expected to be announced by the middle of July.

Constantia Maxwell Postgraduate Scholarship

One studentship of €5000 will be awarded to a student entering one of the School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology's M.Phil. courses (Christian Theology, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies or International Peace Studies) in September, 2018.

There is no separate application form; all applications submitted by June 29th, 2018 with unconditional offers will be considered. The award will be made on academic merit.

Scholarship for Ph.D. in Theology

This scholarship is being offered for a Ph.D. which will build on the theme of a recent major international conference organised by the Loyola Institute, entitled The Role of Church in a Pluralist Society: Good Riddance or Good Influence?

The Ph.D. Scholarship will fully over the universities fees, plus an annual award of 12,000 euro for maintenance, for a period of three years.

For this scholarship the focus for the research should be the intersection of church with the spectrum of contemporary culture, society, and politics. The area of research might be in any one of several areas of theology: ecclesiology, political theology, soteriology, theological anthropology, theological ethics.

Possible research questions include:

  • A theological vision of human freedom;
  • The writings of Rowan Williams as a source of a theology for the secular;
  • Church and media in contemporary societies;
  • Fake news, post-truth and the pursuit of truth;
  • The Gospel and social media;
  • The Catholic Church as a corporate citizen within pluralist or secular societies;
  • The Church and engagement with contemporary political culture;
  • The revival of interest in natural law;
  • A theological vision of redeemed reality that includes the economic, social, and political.

The scholarship is being made available thanks to generous private funding.

Who can apply?

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

The successful candidate will have a prior qualification in Catholic theology, or be able to demonstrate familiarity with a significant area of Catholic theology.


The scholarship is open to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register. 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 can apply for this scholarship until 15th June 2018.

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.
Note that the selection procedure may include interviews. These can take place over Skype.

Ph.D. Scholarship in Catholic Theology

A Ph.D. scholarship for 2018. The scholarship will fully cover the university's fees for and EU Student, plus an annual award of €6,000 for maintenance, for a period of three 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 can apply for this scholarship until 15th June 2018.

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 (Application priority closing date for new applications are now closed - refer to site in relation to application dates)

Information correct as of 06/04/2018