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. Three scholarships are awarded, each for two 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. Two scholarships are awarded, each for two weeks. 

The Revd Dr Murray McGregor Memorial Scholarship is awarded for those working on any aspect of Theology. 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. Five scholarships are awarded, each for for two weeks. 

The Canon Denys Ruddy Memorial Scholarship is awarded for study in Theology, Liturgy, Spirituality, or Christianity and The Arts. Three scholarships are awarded, each for two 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. Three scholarships are awarded, each for one week. 

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 or and European Philosophical Theology. Three scholarships are awarded, each for one week. 

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. Four scholarships are awarded, each for one week. 

The Dr Daisy Ronco Scholarship is awarded for research into Nineteenth Century Studies with an emphasis on the role of women. Two scholarships are awarded, each for one week. 

The Richard L. Hills Scholarship is awarded for research into Theology’s relationship to Science / Technology. Four scholarships are awarded, each for one week. 

The Ernest Walder Memorial Scholarship supports research in the Arts and Humanities. Three scholarships are awarded, each for one week.  

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

The Father John Thorold Scholarship is for study in spirituality or liturgy. Five scholarships are awarded, each for one 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. Two scholarships are awarded, each for one week. 

The General Scholarship Fund supports research in the Arts and Humanities. Six scholarships are awarded – each for one week. 

Please note: These scholarships are primarily to enable those who would find the cost of staying at Gladstone’s Library difficult or prohibitive. It is also unlikely that if you have received a scholarship within the last five years, you will be considered for another award.

The scholarships have been given by the benefactors to ensure that research into the subjects important to them will be supported by the Library in perpetuity. If the specific objects of the scholarship cannot be filled by applicants, then any remaining funds will go to support research into Gladstone’s three core subject areas: Theology and Religious Studies; History, Politics and Current Affairs; and Classical, Nineteenth Century and Contemporary Literary Culture.

Scholarships cover use of the Library, the cost of accommodation in a standard room and Continental Breakfast at Gladstone’s Library. They do not cover the cost of travel to and from the Library or any additional charges incurred during your stay. We also ask for a non-refundable administration fee (£25) payable on acceptance of our scholarship offer.

To apply for a Scholarship, please email leigh-ann.hills@gladlib.org (only e-mailed applications will be accepted) outlining:

  • Which scholarship you are applying for
  • 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 and addresses 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 (out lined above). 

The Bursary rate for 2017 is £38.00 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. 

To apply for a Bursary, please email leigh-ann.hills@gladlib.org (only e-mailed applications will be accepted) outlining:

  • Why you need the special Bursary rate
  • 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. A £25 deposit will secure your room when you have been awarded the Bursary Rate.