PhD Scholarship Programme for African Theological Educators

Applications for scholarships to this programme are now closed.

This programme offers 12 scholarships on a 5 year part time PhD programme for UMC theological educators working in Methodist-Related Schools in Africa.

Sponsored by the Central Conferences Theological Education Fund of the United Methodist Church  and the Innovation Fund of the  General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church (GBHEM), Wesley House, Cambridge and Africa University Zimbabwe are working together to build a network of African Methodist theologians who can contribute to the development of global theological thinking and practice.

Working in Partnership:  Wesley House, Cambridge, Africa University and GBHEM

Pictured from left to right, The Principal of Wesley House, The Revd Dr Jane Leach; the Vice Chancellor of Africa University, Dr Munashe Furusa, and the General Secretary of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The Revd Dr Kim Cape.

Dr Leach says:

‘This is an exciting cross continental partnership that is going to fund 12 Methodist theological research projects in Africa and that will develop a network of Methodist educators who are able to design contextual research and teach others how to think theologically about the problems that face the African continent.  The partnership is an amazing opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and relationships amongst learners and teachers alike and amongst a wider team of supervisors from across the UK and Africa. We believe that the potential impact of this project is huge and we are delighted to be a part of its design and delivery.’