The British and Irish Association of Practical Theology (BIAPT) brings together practitioners, researchers, teachers and students for mutual support and learning. The aims of this prize are to acknowledge excellent research undertaken by Masters students and to encourage students to see BIAPT as an ongoing community of learning and reflection during and after their studies.
The prize is worth £400 plus up to £100 towards the costs of attending the 2017 BIAPT conference. You will have the opportunity to present a paper at the conference and to submit an article to the journal Practical Theology. All short-listed dissertations will have their title and abstract posted on the BIAPT website.
Criteria for Applicants
- You will have completed a post-graduate degree at Masters level with a substantial component (60 credits) in practical, pastoral or public theology. You will have ordinarily received the official notification of the dissertation mark during 2016.
- You are a current member of BIAPT
- You must be willing to attend the BIAPT conference in St Mary's University, Twickenham from 11 to 13 July 2017.
The Prize Committee will be chaired by Dr Clare Watkins. The Committee's decisions are final.
Process for Applicants
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org giving the following information:
- Your name, address, telephone number and e-mail (please bear in mind we may need to contact you between March and June 2017)
- The name of the course you studied and the institution where you studied
- The title of your dissertation
- The mark awarded for your dissertation
To the e-mail please attach a Word Document containing only:
- The title of the dissertation and the abstract
- An extract up of up to 3000 words from the conclusions
Short listed candidates will be invited to submit a full copy of their dissertation in March 2017.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of May 2017.
The deadline for receipt of e-mails is 17 February 2017. Please check carefully that all the information requested is supplied as we cannot follow up incomplete applications.
Dissemination of Postgraduate Research
We are working on a new initiative to disseminate postgraduate research in practical theology through our website. Following the completion of a Masters or Doctoral level dissertation, any student is encouraged to upload their abstract onto the BIAPT website. Further announcements about this will appear on the website, and in the Christmas mailing.
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