Monday, 10 August 2009

The Langham Partnership / Oxford Centre for Mission Studies 1910 Centenary PhD Scholarship

The Langham Partnership / Oxford Centre for Mission Studies 1910 Centenary PhD Scholarship

Langham Partnership is a registered Christian charity in the evangelical tradition, which grows out of the international ministry of Rev. Dr John Stott. It has over the past 30 years helped to sponsor almost 300 scholars from the Majority (Developing) World to complete PhD degrees, and it currently supports around 35 students in the UK and Europe who are on PhD programmes. Former Langham scholars work in a range of Christian ministries, including college and seminary Principals and Presidents, Academic Deans, Bishops, and leaders of Christian agencies. Funds for the scholarship scheme come from the giving of Christian individuals, churches and trusts. Further details about the work of the charity, and how donations can be made towards its work, can be found on the Scholarship pages of the Langham Partnership website www.langhampartnership.org

Langham Partnership is offering a special ‘1910 Centenary PhD Scholarship’ in partnership with the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies which is intended to benefit a student from the Majority World. The Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910 anticipated the predominant role which church leaders from the Global South would play in the future, and this scheme is therefore an appropriate way of marking its centenary in 2010. The Scholarship represents our commitment to engage in dialogue with churches in the Developing World (Majority), and assist with the training of strategic church leaders from there.

Oxford Centre for Mission Studies / Langham Partnership ‘1910 Centenary Scholarship’

Starting in September 2010 this scholarship for a student from the Majority World is tenable for up to six years of part-time PhD study at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, depending on satisfactory progression. It will cover course fees at OCMS, and provide up to £4,000 towards expenses and maintenance. The applicant’s sending institution must commit to contribute at least a further £2,000 per year towards support. The student will be required to raise extra sums required to meet the support levels required by the UK Borders Agency for student visa application. Before commencement of the award students must have completed the OCMS research induction course, and obtained registration with the University of Wales. OCMS and Langham Partnership welcome applications from students wishing to study in ‘Mission-related’ research in various areas.

Applicants should apply to both OCMS and the Langham Partnership, and on each separate application indicate clearly that they intend to apply for the OCMS / Langham Partnership ‘1910 Centenary Scholarship’. A form for the Langham Partnership Scholarship scheme, and the full eligibility criterion, can be found on the scholarship pages of the Langham Partnership UK website www.langhampartnership.org.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential, are strategic

Christian leaders, and have strong backing from established Christian leadership within the Majority World.

Further enquiries can be addressed to scholarships.lpuki@langhampartnership.org.

Closing date for applications is 30 November 2009.

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