Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship leading to PhD in Theology

Applications are invited from those with a Masters in Theology who wish to complete a PhD in the following areas, beginning in September 2017:

  • Fundamental Theology / Philosophical Theology
    The importance and contribution(s) of Maurice Blondel to twentieth-century Catholic thought and practice
  • Systematic Theology
    Contemporary Trinitarian Theology ‘19th and 20th Century Receptions of Aquinas
    Ressourcement Theology: Plumbing its Patristic and Medieval Foundations
  • Moral Theology / Theological Ethics
    The interface of the Catholic moral tradition with intellectual trends and contemporary issues in bio-ethics and related fields
    The interaction of Catholic social teaching with contemporary justice and human rights challenges
  • Sacred Scripture / Biblical Studies
    The Characterisation of God in the Synoptic Gospels
    The Characterisation of God in a Book of the Old Testament
  • Ecclesiastical History
    The devotional worlds of European Christianity from the later Middle Ages to the modern period.


Three scholarships are offered over a 3 year period. Tuition fees, accommodation and on-site meal plan included

Each scholarship includes tuition fees, accommodation and on-site meal plan.

Scholarship Instructions 

Application Form 2017

In order to gain deeper insight into the particular research interests and methodologies of the Maynooth Faculty, applicants might consult the Faculty staff pages here

Note: dissertations in particular areas may be written in either French or German.

Final date for receipt of applications: Friday 19th May 2017 at 4pm GMT