2024 The Professor CSP Hunter Scholarships

We are delighted to announce that Professor CSP Hunter (OBE) has renewed his commitment to support our Library. From 1st December 2023, the Professor CSP Hunter Scholarships will continue, but now with two different strands of scholarships:

1. 5x early-career researchers scholarships,

2. 5x mid-career researchers scholarships [1 awarded, as of 18/01/2024].

Each scholarship is intended to fund the cost of Heythrop Library membership only, for each recipient(normally £60).

Please note that there are a number of free membership categories (e.g. for current students at any level at any UK FE or HE institution).

Eligibility

Recipients of the Professor CSP Hunter Early-Career Scholarships:

  1. Must live in easy travelling distance to our reading room in Mount Street (Mayfair), i.e. within 3 hours by public transport.
  2. Must have completed at least a Master’s degree in either theology or philosophy.
  3. Must not have been awarded their Master’s or PhD degree before 2018.
  4. Both independent researchers and those affiliated with an academic institution are eligible.

To see the list of previous recipients, please go to https://www.londonjesuitcentre.org/news/the-professor-csp-hunter-scholarships.

Recipients of the Professor CSP Hunter Mid-Career Scholarships:

  1. Must live in easy travelling distance to our reading room in Mount Street (Mayfair), i.e. within 3 hours by public transport.
  2. Must have completed at a PhD degree in either theology or philosophy.
  3. Must have been awarded their PhD degree between 2013 and 2018.
  4. Both independent researchers and those affiliated with an academic institution are eligible.

What each scholarship entails:

  1. Membership of the Heythrop Library (Mayfair) for twelve (12) months only (currently £60), which can start on any date after 1 December 2023.
  2. Depending on uptake, the bursary may be renewable after the first year of membership of the Heythrop Library.
  3. Successful applicants must agree to provide us with their name, photo, and a short profile; this will be shared with the funder of these scholarships and on our social media or other online provisions.

This scholarship does not entail any other benefits (such as help with costs towards the recipient’s costs for travel, sustenance or accommodation).

How to apply for one of the Professor CSP Hunter scholarships:

Please email us, with:

  1. your academic CV.
  2. up to 50 words about yourself.
  3. up to 50 words on how a Heythrop Library membership might benefit you and your research/work.
  4. your postal address.
  5. the date when you would like your membership to start (if you were successful).

Applications are now open.

We will make an announcement as each scholarship is awarded. They will be allocated on a rolling basis, as long as there are funds. Please check this page before you submit your applications, in case all scholarships have already been awarded.

Get to know those who have been awarded a scholarships so far in 2024 (in order of when they were allocated):

Mid-career scholars

  • Dr Zita Toth
  • you?
  • [a third recipient]
  • [a fourth recipient]
  • [a fifth recipient]

Early-career scholars

For a list of 2023 early-career scholars, please see our 2023 page for The Professor CSP Hunter scholarships.