THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Lincoln International Doctoral Studentship - Religions and Theology

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


To the maximum of international PhD fees payable (in 2020, £19,000 a year). 

For the exceptional applicant, further support towards living expenses may be granted. Applicants should be aware that they will need to make additional financial arrangements. 

Specified use

Fee Bursary.

Tenable period

The award is tenable for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

There will be 1 studentship available.

Funding provider

This award is internal.

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Religions and Theology

Academic requirements

Any prospective international student with a Masters degree graded at merit or higher, preferably in Theology and/or Religious Studies.

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to international students.

Other eligibility criteria

This funding is available to an international student undertaking study in the theological understanding of the church's mission, broadly understood, in the applicant's home country or region.

The research areas supported by the Lincoln Theological Institute are the theological study of religion and society and theological research into a variety of ethical, pastoral, social and ecclesial issues. For information on the interests of the Lincoln Theological Institute, please visit:

Application procedure

You should apply online for a place on the PhD programme in Religions and Theology in the usual way, by 7 February 2020 .

  1. an up-to-date CV;
  2. a statement describing your doctoral research project (maximum length 2 sides of A4), covering the following issues: (a) title and research questions, (b) intellectual context of the study, (c) aims and objectives of the study, (d) discussion of method, (e) short bibliography (max. 20 items);
  3. a financial statement indicating how you plan to meet all the costs of studying for a PhD over three years (living expenses, etc);
  4. a brief statement (maximum 500 words) setting out how the research meets the aims of the Lincoln Theological Institute.

Application form

Selection criteria

Please see above regarding application procedure.

Selection body

The Lincoln Theological Institute

Closing date

07 Feb 2020

These documents should be e mailed directly to Professor Peter Scott, Director, Lincoln Theological Institute, by e mail attachment by 7 February 2020.

Informal enquiries regarding the Studentship may be addressed to the Director. Prospective applicants are warmly encouraged to contact the Director as they prepare their application.

Decision date

April 2020

Additional information

  Nationality restrictions

Although this funding is available to all nationalities, preference will be given to those applying from countries in the Global South.

Contact details for enquiries