New scholarship for research into inter-faith relations
The Woolf Institute and the Trusts have agreed to co-fund PhD students who plan to carry out research into relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. The scholarship will be known as the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship, and it is hoped that the first recipient will start their PhD studies in Cambridge in 2013.
The Woolf Institute, Cambridge is a global leader in the study of current and historical relationships between the faith-traditions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, with special reference to Europe and the Middle East. It was established in 1998, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its research, study and outreach programmes. Over 2000 students have successfully taken the pioneering residential and e-learning courses offered by the Institute's Centres for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Muslim-Jewish Relations and Public Education.
The agreement was signed at the Trusts' offices, and formally announced at the Open Lecture on the evening of 28 November, one of a facinating series of events offered by the Institute,