Society for the Study of Theology

Bursary fund—now closed

The Society is committed to making the conference as accessible as possible, and we have a generous bursary fund that can provide help with the conference fee, and with accommodation and meal costs. We do not, however, reimburse travel. Contributions to the fund may be made when booking or at any other time. For futher information about making a donation, please e-mail us.


Bursary applications are welcomed from paper proposers who do not have full-time academic or other employment who would otherwise fund their attendance themselves. Applicants are expected to have sought support from other sources first, wherever possible. In particular, postgraduates should have made an approach to any grant-making body and their department and ministers to their training fund. In the likely event of applications exceeding the value of bursaries available, weight will be given to the contribution of the applicant to the conference and/or the life of the Society, the proximity of the conference topic to previous or current research, and financial means.


The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 FEBRUARY 2017. To apply for a bursary, please fill out this form. If you have difficulties accessing the form, please e-mail admin@theologysociety.org.uk.

The Secretary or Treasurer will notify you by e-mail (to the address from which you applied) of the outcome of your bursary application by 27 February. This is in order to give you time to book and pay before the early booking rate deadline if your attendance at the conference depends on a bursary being available. If you are applying for a bursary, please do not make your booking until you know the outcome of your application. This is because bursaries will be e-mailed as a credit note, which holders will be able to use when making their online booking.