Janette Gray PhD Scholarship

Applications for 2020 are now closed.

Supporting the education and leadership of women in theology.

This scholarship provides both a Research Fee Scholarship and Research Stipend Scholarship for up to three years, covering tuition fees (approximately $18,000 per annum) and a living allowance (approximately $27,500 per annum), to study a PhD in Systematic Theology at the University of Divinity.

Eligibility criteria

  • The candidate must be female
  • The candidate must be successfully admitted to commence a PhD in Systematic Theology at the University of Divinity
  • The candidate must have capacity to make a contribution to the future of Australian theological scholarship and education

The successful applicant must commence study in first or second semester 2020.

Students who have already commenced a PhD at the University of Divinity and meet the other criteria are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Complete a Doctor of Philosophy application form and submit this to the University of Divinity Research Office together with a statement of up to 500 words on your capacity to contribute to the future of Australian theological scholarship and education.

Applications close 15 November 2019

Short-listed applicants may be interviewed. The outcome of the award will be announced in December 2019.


Dr Fotini Toso, Research Office, ftoso@divinity.edu.au

Janette Gray RSM Fund

The Janette Gray RSM Fund supports activities that promote the education and leadership of women in theology. This includes the annual Janette Gray Lecture and scholarships for women to pursue theological study.

Dr Janette Gray, a Sister of Mercy, was a scholar and gifted educator who recognised the potential for theological education to be transformative of people, societies and cultures.

Jan dedicated herself to creatively sharing the fruits of her own studies with diverse people in their academic, communal and work contexts. She had a particular passion for promoting the theological education of young women.

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