Applications for Understanding Unbelief studentship have now closed, and we are no longer accepting applications.
The Understanding Unbelief studentship is a fully funded Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship between the University of Kent (Department of Religious Studies) and the John Templeton Foundation. The studentship will run for three years (full-time equivalent). The appointed researcher will work with a supervisory team lead by Dr Lois Lee (Religious Studies, University of Kent), and be an active member of the Understanding Unbelief programme team.
The doctoral studentship will provide funding for a research project that will contribute to the aims of the Understanding Unbelief programme. The programme is a broad and ambitious one, and projects might focus on any region(s) of world, social grouping(s) or way(s) of thinking about ‘unbelief’ (e.g. as ‘atheism’, or as meaning systems such as materialism or agnosticism). Projects must involve empirical research, and use sociological, anthropological or religious studies methods.
An appointment to the studentship will be made in mid-2017 and more information about the PhD project will be posted as it becomes available.