This scholarship is named in honour of The Revd Edward Rogers (1909–1997), former President of the British Methodist Conference, ecumenist, and prolific author in Christian social ethics. Rogers chaired the predecessor body to Christian Aid, the Community and Race Relations Committee of the British Council of Churches, and the ecumenical working party that produced The Search for Security (1973). The Scholarship is administered by the Centre for Faith in Public Life at Wesley House, Cambridge.

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Current Edward Rogers Scholars

Current Application Round

We are not currently accepting applications. Check again in future years for further application rounds.

Enquires from British-based Methodists and Wesleyans are welcome at any time.

This scholarship is potentially open to both UK-based and international applicants. This Scholarship is only open to applicants from Methodist and Wesleyan churches (ie. a member church of the World Methodist Council). To check eligibility contact Wesley House.

The applicant should intend to pursue doctoral research in a topic of Christian social ethics that aligns with the wide ethical interests of Edward Rogers. These interests include, but are not limited to:

  • attitudes to alcohol, gambling, and pornography
  • work, leisure, automation, and technology
  • bioethics, science and faith
  • industrial change and labour relations
  • immigration and refugees
  • politics, international relations, and world development
  • political ideologies, economics, money, and poverty
  • human rights and race relations
  • war and peace, security, defence, and disarmament

Wesley House cannot guarantee supervision in every possible topic. In the first instance, applicants are advised to check possible topics with Dr Richard A. Davis, Director of the Centre for Faith in Public Life at Wesley House, Cambridge.