Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholarships 2017

Gladstone’s Library is indebted to the generosity of many benefactors who have endowed our scholarship programme. Applications are invited for scholarships in 2017. They must be received by 1st November 2016. 

The Canon Symonds Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to those studying in the fields of Christian Liturgy, Biblical Studies or Church History. The scholarship is for 3 weeks. 

The Bishop J. R. H. Moorman Scholarship is intended primarily for those researching Francis of Assisi or the Franciscan Order, where access to the Moorman Franciscan Library would prove beneficial. The scholarship is for 2 weeks. 

The Revd Dr Murray McGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded for those working on any aspect of Theology or Religious Studies. First consideration will be given to applications from graduates, post-graduate students and members of the academic staff of the University of Edinburgh and thereafter from other Scottish universities. The scholarship is for 4 weeks. 

The Tom Jarman Scholarship is, in the first instance, for students and graduates of Bristol University, Wesley College Bristol, Bristol Baptist College, and students of the Open University. The scholarship is for 2 weeks. 

The Revd Canon Dr Stewart Lawton Memorial Scholarship is awarded for research into one of the following areas: the Liberal Catholic Tradition in Anglicanism; the Interaction of Science and Religion, and European Philosophical Theology. The scholarship is for 2 weeks. 

The Drew Scholarship is awarded, in the first instance, for research into aspects of the life, ideas or political /intellectual/spiritual legacy of William Ewart Gladstone. The scholarship is for 1 week. 

The Dr Daisy Ronco Scholarship is awarded for research into Nineteenth Century Studies with an emphasis on the role of women. The scholarship is for 1 week. 

The Richard L. Hills Scholarship is awarded for research into Theology’s relationship to Science / Technology. The scholarship is for 2 weeks. 

The Ernest Walder Memorial Scholarship supports research in the Arts and Humanities. The scholarship is awarded for 1 week. 

The Canon Denys Ruddy Memorial Scholarship is awarded for study in Theology, Liturgy, Spirituality, or Christianity and The Arts. The scholarship is awarded for 3 weeks. 

The Gladstone Scholarship is for the support of clergy from the Church in Wales and scholars from Bulgaria. The scholarship is awarded for 1 week. 

The Veronica Powles Memorial Scholarship is awarded either to members of the Mothers’ Union or for study and research into women’s ministry and issues. The scholarship is for 2 weeks. 

The General Scholarship Fund supports research in the Arts and Humanities. Three scholarships will be awarded – each for 1 week. 

Please note scholarships cover the use of the Library and the cost of accommodation in a standard room and food at Gladstone’s Library. They do not cover the cost of travel to and from the Library or any extra charges incurred during your stay (alcohol, bottled drinks, telephone calls etc.).  We also ask for a non-refundable administration fee (£30) payable on acceptance of our scholarship offer. 

To apply for a scholarship, please write to Katharine Easterby outlining:

  • Your specific area of research
  • What you hope to achieve during your residency at the Library
  • Why you are undertaking this research - i.e. PhD, Masters, publication, sabbatical project, private study, Open University degree etc.
  • Your preferred dates of study at the Library
  • A brief C.V. with the names of two academic referees  

Bursaries

When William Gladstone established his library, he wanted to ensure that anyone who would benefit from a residential period of study at Hawarden should not be prevented from doing so by financial constraint. 

Our scholarship programme goes some way to answering this need but we also offer a bursary rate which allows people to stay at the Library at a highly subsidised rate if they are working on an academic project based on one of our core subjects (theology and religious studies / history, politics and current affairs / literary culture – classical and contemporary) or if they are members of the Society of Authors. 

The bursary rate in 2016 - 2017 is £35.00 per person per night for bed, continental breakfast and full use of the Library’s facilities. Accommodation is provided in one of our standard rooms (for an extra £15 per night you can upgrade to an en-suite room). 

To apply for a bursary, please write to Katharine Easterby outlining:

  • Your specific area of research
  • What you hope to achieve during your stay at the Library
  • Why you are undertaking this research: i.e. PhD, Masters, publication, private study, Open University degree, sabbatical etc.
  • Your preferred dates of study at the Library
  • A brief C.V. with the names and addresses of two academic referees 

If you fulfil the criteria and are selected for a bursary you will be entitled to use this subsidised rate for the rest of the calendar year.

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