PhD Studentship: Evolutionary science and religion at Newman University

Type: Scholarship

Name: PhD Studentship: Evolutionary science and religion at Newman University

Location: Wichita, Kansas

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

Sponsoring Institution: Newman University


Applications are invited for one fully-funded PhD Studentship for three years (full-time) for UK or EU students to work within a broader multidisciplinary research team on the ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum’ project within Newman’s newly created Science and Religion in Society Research Group.
The Studentship includes a subsistence grant in line with the recommendations of the UK research Councils (currently £13,863 p.a. for 2014-15) with all fees paid.
This innovative and unique research project will employ four intersecting approaches: qualitative social science field research; oral history, historical and media discourse analysis; social psychology experimental research; and a large scale quantitative survey of public perceptions, attitudes and identity formation in the UK and Canada. Newman University will lead this 3-year research project funded by the Templeton Religion Trust in partnership with York University (Canada) and National Life Stories at the British Library and British Science Association. The research team is led by Principal Investigators Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker (Newman) and Prof. Bernard Lightman (York, Canada), and Co-Investigator Dr Carola Leicht (University of Kent). More details about the project and the research team can be found here:

Specific research project related questions can be directed to Dr Fern Elsdon-Baker (

For further details on how to apply please see:

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Contact Information:
Dr. Fern Elsdon-Baker

Posted: March 26, 2015