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Research

A great deal of thinking goes on around the churches about the future of ministry and mission, and about the future of theological education. Some of that thinking is going on in formal projects or in groups or institutions dedicated to such exploration. Much of it, however, is simply going on as practitioners think hard, and work together and individually to develop their practice and respond to their contexts - improvising on what has gone before and reflecting seriously as they do so. 

Our aim in the Common Awards Research Network is to identify some of the most important themes that are being explored in this thinking around the churches and the Theological Education Institutions (TEIs), and to gather groups of people from the churches, the TEIs, and the university sector with an interest in those themes. 

  • Seedcorn grant

    If you work in a Theological Educational Institution (TEI) offering Common Awards programmes, or are in other ways associated with the partnership, and have an idea for relevant collaborative research, you might consider applying for one of our Seedcorn Grants.
    Seedcorn Grants resized
  • Research projects

    What role could or should such study play in shaping the life of the church, or Christians’ involvement in the world around them? What should those who study Christian doctrine be doing, if they want their work to make a difference?
    Christian Doctrine and the Impact Agenda edited

Seedcorn grant

If you work in a Theological Educational Institution (TEI) offering Common Awards programmes, or are in other ways associated with the partnership, and have an idea for relevant collaborative research, you might consider applying for one of our Seedcorn Grants.
Seedcorn Grants resized

Research projects

What role could or should such study play in shaping the life of the church, or Christians’ involvement in the world around them? What should those who study Christian doctrine be doing, if they want their work to make a difference?
Christian Doctrine and the Impact Agenda edited

Get in touch

The Common Awards scheme is a three-way partnership between Durham, the TEIs, and the Church of England. Find the right contact information through our Contact Us page.

Common Awards Team

University of Durham
Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE

 

Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 43180 or

+44 (0) 191 33 43138