Posted on4 December 2019
ACT Winifred Merritt Fellowships – female research fellows
The Australian College of Theology has approved funding for new initiatives in research. Among these is the appointment of two ACT Winifred Merritt Research Fellows.
Winifred Merritt was the first female graduate of the ACT, in a degree-level qualification. This was the Th.Schol. (equivalent to the BD) in 1956. In 1955, she won the Frank and Elizabeth Cash Essay Prize under the set topic “The Relation of the Church to the Kingdom of God.” Winifred Merritt died in 1981.
The Winifred Merritt Research Fellowships are offered to support female researchers in the ACT.
Applications are invited from women who are approved to teach in ACT courses.
Research and publications are expected to be acknowledged as associated with the ACT for attribution purposes. However, the ACT will not be:
- directing the research interests of an individual,
- mandating the style or content of publications, or
- requiring the allocation of more time to research activities.
Appointments will be for three years.
Key Selection Criteria
- Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality research in a recognised ACT research area.
- Ability to clearly communicate research approaches, concepts and outcomes.
Mandatory: PhD or equivalent in a related field.
ACT will provide a reimbursable research grant totalling $15,000 across the term of appointment.
- This remuneration is not taxable salary, but reimbursement of research-related expenses such as conference fees, associated travel, research assistance.
- The distribution of the WMRF Grant is not confined to $5000 per year, but may be accumulated or front-loaded for approved expenses or projects during the term of the appointment.
Process for Appointment
Applications are invited in the form outlined below. Applications should be sent to CEO@actheology.edu.au no later than 15 January 2020.
Applications will include:
- an academic cv and publications list.
- a research plan covering at least the next three years;The research plan should include:
- expected outputs, where they will be submitted and when
- an indication of research cost likely to be claimed in first year (indicative only, not binding).
The Application Form to be an ACT Winifred Merritt Research Fellow is found here.