The Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford and Blackfriars Hall intend to offer a three-year studentship of £17,000 per annum towards fees and maintenance to a doctoral student intending to write a dissertation on a topic falling within the area of Christian Theology and Art with a strong preference for the visual arts (covering any of the visual arts). Applicants intending to write a dissertation on a topic falling within the area of Christian Theology and Music may also be considered.
The successful candidate will be a graduate student in the Faculty of Theology and Religion (http://www.theology.ox.ac.uk/home) and Blackfriars Hall (http://www.bfriars.ox.ac.uk/hall/).
The successful candidate will have an excellent Master’s degree in Theology or the History of Art or other Field which includes studies germane to the advertised studentship, or will have completed all the elements of such a degree by September 2019. He/She will be expected to have made an application for doctoral study in the Oxford Faculty of Theology and Religion and Blackfriars Hall by Friday 11 January 2019 and to have met the usual criteria for acceptance.
Candidates should list Blackfriars Hall as their preferred college when applying.
The successful candidates will be eligible for such conference grants as are open to other doctoral students in the Faculty of Theology and Religion. They will be subject to such procedures for transfer and confirmation of status as are prescribed in the regulations, and the award will be terminated if doctoral status is suspended for any reason. The award is not renewable after three years of full-time doctoral study.
Applicants for the award should write to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 11 January 2019. They should supply a one-page CV/resumé, including details of their educational experience (including full information about all courses taken at Master’s level and the title of any dissertation or thesis undertaken in that context), and a supporting statement of approximately 500 words describing their intended research project and explaining how their research falls within the area covered by this studentship. The awarding committee will assess applications also on the basis of the materials submitted for the doctoral application to the Faculty, which need not be submitted twice; candidates should ask their three referees, however, to refer directly to their suitability for this studentship in the references they write in support of the doctoral application.