Fee Waiver PhD Scholarships for Manuscript Study in early Judaism and Christianity


The Paratexts seeking Understanding project explores the ways that manuscript paratexts (titles, annotations, corrections, commentary etc.) influence the way people read and learn from texts in different media environments. We seek two full-time PhD students to work with Dr Garrick Allen as a primary supervisor to carry out research on manuscript traditions connected to the New Testament or other early Jewish and Christian literature. The scope, argument, and method of proposed projects are open. Paratexts seeking Understanding works closely with the Chester Beatty (Dublin); therefore, we invite projects that engage material in or represented by this collection, although projects that engage other manuscripts or materials will also be considered.  

Successful candidates will join a dynamic research environment and partake in a larger scale project that explores manuscript cultures that preserve sacred texts from many religious traditions. Candidates are expected to reside in or near Glasgow and participate fully in the life of the project and Theology and Religious Studies at Glasgow more broadly. 

More information on the larger project 




Open to UK and international applicants.

(Note that if successful, international candidates will be liable for the difference in fees between the UK and International rates)

Applicants should normally have a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) and will usually also have completed or be undertaking a Masters qualification.



To apply, please email Dr Garrick Allen (garrick.allen@glasgow.ac.uk) by midday on Wednesday 15th March 2023 with:

If you have any queries, or would like further information, please contact Dr Garrick Allen (garrick.allen@glasgow.ac.uk)


Funding will cover tuition fees at the home/UK rate for 3 years full time.

International candidates will be liable for the difference in fees between the UK and International rate.

Current tuition fee rates can be found here.