The University of Aberdeen is now announcing that they are accepting applications for a full three-year fee waiver (either a UK or international student) for a doctoral project in the area of theological ethics. The project will be supervised by Dr Michael Mawson and Prof Stanley Hauerwas, and will begin in October 2015.
Proposed PhD topic: Theological Ethics and Contemporary Problems
Brief description of the topic and what the research would entail
What insights can the tradition of theological and Western philosophical ethics offer for engaging the most pressing ethical problems and dilemmas today? This funding will provide an opportunity for a student to undertake research addressing this question. In particular, applicants should propose projects that draw upon a prominent theologian(s) from the Christian tradition—e.g. Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, Bonhoeffer—to engage in depth and constructively with a particular issue or problem of contemporary relevance. Such issues or problems might include the environmental crisis, issues of state surveillance, the impact of new social media, the use of military drones in the war on terror, the human impact of the recent financial crisis, etc.
Please submit an application for doctoral studies in the usual manner (www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/courses/phd.php#app) no later than 30th April 2015, and indicate on the application that you wish to be considered for the Elphinstone PhD Scholarship in Theological Ethics. For more information about the Elphinstone PhD Scholarships: www.abdn.ac.uk/cass/graduate/elphinstone-phd-scholarships-329 For inquires about the scholarship on theological ethics please contact Dr Michael Mawson: firstname.lastname@example.org