Phd Research Fellowship in Biblical Studies available in Oslo (MF)

At Norwegian School of theology (MF), Oslo a Ph.D. research fellowship
within Biblical Studies is now available. The starting date for the
fellowship is September 1st 2016. Application, presentation of project,
Curriculum Vitae, and accompanying documents with attestation may be
sent electronically trough present webscheme by April 1st 2016.

Research Postgraduate Funding in Theology & Religious Studies at Leeds 2016/17

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) at the
University of Leeds is pleased to inform potential applicants for
postgraduate study that it has available up to 18 fully-funded PhD
scholarships for UK/EU students for 2016-17 entry.

Full details of all scholarships, upcoming deadlines (from 15 January
2016) and how to apply can be found at

Within the School of PRHS Theology and Religious Studies (TRS)
represents an internationally excellent and world-leading environment
for postgraduate research. The latest UK Research Excellence Framework
(REF) in 2014 placed Leeds TRS joint 3rd overall nationally and 1st for
research outputs (publications).

Areas of supervision offered by TRS academic staff at Leeds are
summarised below; for the full range of staff interests and expertise

  • Religion and Social Theory; Fieldwork and Ethnography
  • Contemporary Islam, Migration/Diasporas/Ethnicity, Interfaith Relations
  • South & South-East Asian Religions, African Religions
  • Gender, Development, Environment,
  • Philosophy of Religion, theological anthropology, modern Christian
    thought, Ethics, Political Theology, Hebrew Bible

Those interested in applying are advised to contact potential
supervisors at an early stage. You should contact them by email, either
directly or through the relevant postgraduate research tutor for
Theology & Religious Studies: Dr Sean McLoughlin (

You are invited to consider visiting Leeds, by arrangement, to meet
potential supervisors and current students, attend seminars, and explore
the university’s excellent resources. Modest travel bursaries are
available for such purposes.

You are also strongly encouraged to attend (in most cases following
application) the university’s Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 5
February 2016
(, when you will
have opportunity to meet potential supervisors, current postgraduates,
and the postgraduate team.

For general information about postgraduate study in Philosophy,
Religion, and History of Science (PRHS) at Leeds see For full, regularly
updated information on upcoming awards and deadlines, including
application procedures, see the University of Leeds Postgraduate
Scholarships site

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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies, University of Chester, UK – closing date 6 August 2015

Post-Doctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies – FTC until 30/09/2016. Closing Date: 6 August 2015.

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Islamic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester. The Department is currently expanding in the area of Islamic Studies and has appointed Oliver Scharbrodt as first Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Chester with the strategic aim to turn the Department and its new Chester Centre for Islamic Studies (CCIS) into one of the prime centres for the academic study of Islam in the UK.

The post provides an exciting opportunity to develop Islamic Studies at the University by contributing to both research and teaching. The post-doctoral researcher will be part of a research project that examines transnational religio-political networks in contemporary Twelver Shiism operating between Iraq, Iran and Britain. Professor Oliver Scharbrodt is the principal investigator of the project which is funded the Gerda Henkel Foundation, a private foundation that supports research across the Humanities and Social Sciences. The post-doctoral researcher will also contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the Department.

Successful applicants will have a PhD in Religious Studies or other related discipline in the areas of Shia Islam, modern Islam, Muslims in Europe and/or gender and Islam. They must be able to conduct research in Arabic. Proficiency in Persian and experience of ethnographic research are desirable.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Oliver Scharbrodt, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ, Tel: 01244 511000, email

Candidates can apply through our website at and applications should be made via our Online Recruitment Website quoting reference number HR14429.

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Phd Scholarship in Ethical Monotheism

Three-year fully funded PhD studentship in Ethical Monotheism with Prof Stephen Frosh.

Applications are invited for this three-year fully funded PhD scholarship in the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, to begin in October 2015. 

The scholarship is part of a wider project on Ethical Monotheism and is intended for a student who will explore the ethical formation of young people within monotheistic communities in a pluralistic urban setting

For more information and to apply:

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Two Fellowships in Jewish Studies

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to offer two fellowships in the social sciences.

For early career scholars (pre-tenure): Berman Foundation EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community

The Berman Early Career Fellowships – awards of up to $8,000 each for the 2015-2016 academic year – aim to support a new generation of scholars in the field of the social scientific study of the North
American Jewish community. Fellowships will help offset scholars’ expenses in turning their dissertations into monographs or refereed journal articles (i.e. through funding research travel, equipment, materials, and fieldwork, or by subsidizing living expenses during the writing phase of the project).  Applicants must have deposited their dissertations no earlier than January 1, 2010 and no later than August 31, 2015. Further details are available on the AJS website.  Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

For graduate students: Berman Foundation DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community

The Berman Dissertation Fellowships – two awards of $16,000 each for the 2015-16 academic year – aim to support the development and expansion of the field of the social scientific study of Jewish Americans and the contemporary Jewish-American experience; enhance funding opportunities for up-and-coming scholars; and encourage graduate students in the social sciences to expand their research to include the study of North American Jewry. Preference will be given to applicants seeking support for doctoral research, but requests for funding to support the writing phase of the dissertation will also be considered. Applicants must be PhD candidates at accredited higher educational institutions who have completed their comprehensive exams and received approval for their
dissertation proposals (ABD).  Doctoral students from outside the field of Jewish Studies are encouraged to apply. Further details are available on the AJS website.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
Support for these programs is generously provided by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation.

Please contact Amy Weiss, AJS Grants and Communications Coordinator, at or 917.606.8249 if you have any questions regarding the application process or fellowship programs.

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PhD Scholarship, Cognitive Science of Religion

The Aarhus Graduate School of Arts has recently publicized a call inviting applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in the Cognitive Science of Religion within the framework of the Aarhus-Belfast joint
degree agreement.

Here is the link:

Please circulate the call to students and colleagues.

Best wishes,
Armin W. Geertz
Prof., Dr.Phil.
Director of Religion, Cognition and Culture Research Unit (RCC)
Chairman of the Interacting Minds Centre

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Post-Doc: Islam in Africa

We invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position for a scholar working on Islam in Africa in any time-period and region and in any discipline. The fellow will teach one course in the Department of History, pursue his/her own research, participate in the activities of Stanford Center for African Studies and Stanford Global Studies Division, and contribute to the intellectual life on campus.

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2015. The recipient may not be more than three years beyond the receipt of doctoral degree by the time of the appointment. Scholars trained in disciplines other than History (including, for example, Art History, Political Science, and Music) whose work engages in historical analysis are welcome to apply.

Application materials must be submitted online at . Please submit a cover letter, CV, two-page description of your research plans, drafts of two course syllabi, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to Interfolio.

Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 – $60,000, health coverage, and a $1,500 research fund. Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2015. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Burcak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director of the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program) at burcak at stanford dot edu.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.

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Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships in the Arts and Humanities

Closing Date: 26 January 2015

The Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership invites top-calibre applicants to apply to its doctoral studentships competition 2015. More than fifty fully-funded doctoral studentships are available across the full range of arts and humanities subjects, including all areas of theology and religion.

Northern Bridge is an exciting, AHRC-funded collaboration between Newcastle University, Durham University and Queen’s University Belfast.  Our aim is to deliver outstanding doctoral education in the arts and humanities, and successful applicants will join a thriving cohort of almost fifty Northern Bridge PhD students recruited through last year’s studentship competition. Northern Bridge offers exceptional supervision by academic staff researching at the cutting edge of their disciplines, vibrant research environments that promote interdisciplinary enquiry, and research training and career development opportunities tailored to the needs of twenty-first century researchers.

Northern Bridge students benefit from our close partnerships with prestigious local and national organisations in the cultural, heritage, broadcasting, and government sectors. Our partners provide a wide range of placement, research, and training opportunities, and currently comprise: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; BBC Northern Ireland; Belfast City Council; Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure NI; Durham Cathedral; National Media Museum; New Writing North; Newcastle City Council; Sage Gateshead; Seven Stories National Centre for Children’s Books; The Bowes Museum; Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums; and Wordsworth Trust.

We provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support over the duration of study, which incorporates:

  • fees and maintenance at the UK Research Councils’ national rate
  • a research training support grant (RTSG) to fund the costs of study abroad, conference attendance and fieldwork
  • financial support to attend our cohort-building events
  • financial support to incorporate short-term placements, international study visits and specialist training events in order to develop your skills.

For further details, please see the Northern Bridge website:

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University of Montréal Postdoctoral Fellowship


University of Montréal Postdoctoral Fellowship

Beginning Winter/Spring 2015



Competition opening for a postdoctoral fellowship financed by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (MCRI), Religion and Diversity Project (Director Lori Beaman, University of Ottawa), at the University of Montreal’s Faculté de théologie et de sciences des religions, with Solange Lefebvre, Chaire religion, culture et société.

The amount of the fellowship is $35,000 for one year, to start between February and August 2015 (+ $10,000 in research contracts) = Total $ 45,000

The recipient must meet the following conditions:

  • have completed a PhD that is linked to religion in the public sphere;
  • be fluent in either English or French (oral and written) and proficient in the second language (English or French); a test will be administered;
  • provide a CV (with a minimum of two scientific conferences and two accepted scientific publications) and academic transcripts (excellent grade point average);
  • have mastered field study methods and demonstrate experience researching within a team;
  • will focus on addressing the theme of religion and education. Using Quebec as a case study, it will explore the developments around education and religion in Quebec to ask broader comparative questions in the rest of Canada. The postdoctoral fellow will draw on research already completed by Dr. Solange Lefebvre, as well as by other researchers in the Religion and Diversity Project (MCRI), focusing on addressing gaps in knowledge about Quebec as well as further develop a data base of information about religion and education in the rest of Canada. In addition, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to explore the theme of education and religion on a broader comparative basis through research that draws on four ‘diversity’ reports and related documents from Belgium, Quebec, Great-Britain and France. This project is led by Dr. Lefebvre. The successful candidate is expected to develop her/his own related research questions under the broad theme of religion and education, within a Canadian perspective.
  • submit an application for a postdoctoral fellowship to large funding agencies in the fall 2015, on one of those projects.

Please submit a complete application before January 15, 2015 that includes academic transcripts; a complete CV; a one-page letter in English and in French explaining the applicant’s qualifications to work on the suggested research themes and coordinate the involved projects; a copy of two articles (accepted or published); and two letters of recommendation (one being from the thesis supervisor).

Incomplete or poorly presented applications will not be considered. If the application is satisfactory, we will proceed to an interview with the candidate (in person or on Skype). Please submit a copy of your application to Tess Campeau, Information Officer, by email at

Version in French is attached below:

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