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The Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research has generously donated funding to allow the Directors of the Oxford International Conference on Patristic Studies to award a limited number of bursaries which will assist those in financial need to attend the conference. Applications are welcome from scholars of all periods, regions and disciplines included within the conference. Junior and international scholars will be given priority.

The Directors would therefore like to invite anyone whose abstract has been formally accepted and who is unable to afford the registration fee (even if this has already been paid) to contact the conference administrator, Elena Galloway ( and to provide the following information:


Name and academic status

A short CV

A short statement of financial need


The deadline for applications is 1st December 2023.

We are delighted to make the following announcement: The Chair Augustine of Hippo at KU Leuven in Belgium will be awarding five scholarships worth 1000 euros each to assist junior researchers to participate in the upcoming Patristic Conference in Oxford in August 2024. These scholarships will be exclusively available to (1) non-tenured scholars who are in the nascent stages of their careers and do not possess any institutional backing for attending the conference, (2) those who are engaged in research on Augustine of Hippo and his immediate reception, and (3) whose abstracts have been formally accepted by the conference organizers.

To apply for this scholarship, eligible candidates must email their application to the chair holder, Professor Anthony Dupont (, within one month of receiving the formal acceptance of their abstract. The application must include the accepted abstract (on Augustine or his direct reception), a brief CV of no more than half a page, and a concise statement confirming that no other financial support for conference attendance is available (this scholarship is non-cumulative with other scholarships for the same conference). The scholarship award will be distributed subsequent to the candidate’s active involvement and attendance at the conference.



We are delighted to announce the availability of two “Cornelia de Vogel Scholarships” of 1000 euro. Cornelia Johanna de Vogel was a renowned Dutch philosopher and theologian who served as the ordinary professor of the history of ancient and medieval philosophy at Utrecht University in 1947, and later, as the ordinary professor of the philosophy of classical antiquity and early Christian philosophy in 1968. In 1986, the Prof Dr C.J. Vogel Foundation was established in Utrecht with the aim of promoting research in the philosophy of classical antiquity.

The two “Cornelia de Vogel Scholarships” are designed for junior scholars who are pursuing their PhD or postdoctoral studies, who lack the financial means to attend the Oxford Congress and whose abstracts are formally accepted by the conference organizers. Eligible candidates should send their approved abstracts, along with a short CV (maximum 1 page) and a statement of their unavailability of congress funds, to Professor Carlos Steel, the President of the C.J. Vogel Foundation, at  within one month of the official abstract acceptance. Preference will be given to abstracts that focus on the intersection of early Christian thought and ancient philosophy. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship, and will be paid after active participation to the conference.

The Executive Committee of the International Association of Patristic Studies (AIEP-IAPS) is delighted to make the following announcement:

As in the past, AIEP will be offering scholarships to enable doctoral and post-doctoral students to attend the XIX International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford on 5-9 August 2024.

Individuals currently enrolled in a doctoral program and individuals who have completed their doctorate within the past six years (2018 to 2023) but do not have a position in a university are eligible to apply. Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the conference website before July 31, 2023. Scholarships will be awarded only to individuals whose abstract has been accepted by the conference organizers. The scholarship of 500 Euros will go towards the registration fee and costs of accommodation.

Please send your application to the AIEP National Correspondent in your country and copy the AIEP President and Secretary at and  If you live in a country where there is no National Correspondent you can contact the AIEP President and Secretary. You can find all the email addresses on our association's website:

Any person wishing to apply for a scholarship should send the following information by 15 June 2023:

1. Name and academic status (currently in a doctoral programme or date doctorate was completed)

2. The name and institution of the supervisor of the doctoral programme or thesis;

3. The title and abstract of the communication you have submitted to the conference

4. Your curriculum vitae, including full contact information (postal address, e-mail address, telephone number)

5. A letter of reference from a member of AIEP or from the PhD thesis supervisor

After a strict academic evaluation of all applications submitted, the AIEP Executive Committee will proceed to inform the list of scholars awarded scholarships on 30 September 2023.

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