Clare College Cambridge

The Decani Studentship: Studies related to Theology


Clare College announces a postgraduate bursary to be awarded for the next academic year to a student in any field of Christian theology who is also interested in playing an active part in the life and ministry of the College Chapel. The award is open to candidates without regard to gender, nationality or denomination and will normally be awarded to graduates who have been approved for a course of studies leading to a Ph.D degree in the University of Cambridge.

The suitable candidate will have a commitment to Christian ministry – lay or ordained – as well as a commitment to the academic study of theology in the service of the Church, and will be expected to assist the Dean for up to 10 – 12 hours per week in the life and ministry of the College Chapel. The award, which is designed to act as a ‘top-up’ scholarship to supplement a grant or other means of support, is valued at £5,500. This may include an allowance for housing and meals. It will be awarded for one year in the first instance – from 1 October 2010 – and may be renewed for up to three years.

If you would like to apply for this bursary please send a CV and personal statement which should include details on how you see yourself contributing to the life of the Chapel and College to Sally Hewings, HR Officer by 4 June 2010 (email It is anticipated that interviews will take place in early July.

Applicants for the scholarship must name Clare College as their College of first choice on the Board of Graduate Studies application forms for admission as a graduate student in the University (CIGAS form A, available from BGS, 4 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RZ), and will be expected to have already established their course of study and, if appropriate, their supervisor.