Fellowships

The College is committed to supporting postgraduate and postdoctoral students and scholars and has a number of postgraduate scholarships available for existing Chad’s postgraduates.  The College is also aiming to build up an endowment to support widening access scholarships for undergraduate students. Students and scholars wishing to apply for the following fellowships should email the Principal, Dr Margaret Masson, at m.j.masson@durham.ac.uk

The Alan Richardson Fellowship:

The Alan Richardson Fellowship was founded in honour of the Very Reverend Alan Richardson (1905-75), formerly Dean of York, Professor of Christian Theology in the University of Nottingham and Canon of Durham Cathedral. Richardson Fellows  are often attached to St Chad’s, though the fellowship may be held in any Durham college, as decided by the Fellowship Committee.  Further details of this fellowship may be obtained from the Department of Theology, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS or online here.

The William Leech Research Fellowship:

Fellowships can be held for periods of three months to one year and will support projects to undertake research to develop theological reflection on Christian hope, the discharge of Christian pastoral responsibility, and the communication of the gospel in the contemporary context of the U.K., with particular reference to the North East of England.  The Fellowships may be held, with their agreement, at: (a) Durham University; or (b) the Colleges of St Chad’s and St John’s, Durham; or (c) Newcastle University; or (d) be associated with an appropriate church organisation in the North East of England.  Further information can be obtained at www.leechfellowship.org.

Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs):

The College appoints Senior Research Fellowships to experienced scholars who wish to spend an extended period of time working within the College. Approximate value £900 per term.

Scholars/Writers/Poets in Residence:

From time to time, the College appoints a number of non-stipendiary Scholars, Writers or Poets in Residence. These scholars, often holding academic posts within the University and tutorial posts within the College, usually reside in College.

Visiting Fellows:

The College also appoints Visiting Fellows, who generally are resident in College during a sabbatical from another university.