skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awarded to New Testament PhD Applicant

last modified Feb 19, 2016 12:01 PM
Mr Daniel Stevens has been selected for a Gates Cambridge US Scholarship in order to undertake a PhD in New Testament within the Divinity Faculty.
Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awarded to New Testament PhD Applicant

Daniel Stevens

These scholarships, which are among the most prestigious of international academic awards, are part of a scholarship programme established by a very substantial donation to the University from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. Daniel is one of 35 successful candidates from more than 800 applicants; following a process of selection at Departmental and University levels over 80 candidates were interviewed by UK and US academics at the Gates Foundation HQ in Seattle in January. Candidates are expected have an outstanding academic record and research proposal, but also to have demonstrated significant leadership qualities and social commitment. Daniel, who studied for his BA (Greek) at the University of California, Los Angeles, and for a MDiv at The Master’s Seminary (California), has held leadership roles in student organizations, and given a particular commitment to mentoring others at high school and college; he also spent time with a University student group teaching children in a migrant workers’ camp in China.  He will be undertaking research on the Letter to the Hebrews under the supervision of Dr Simon Gathercole, Reader in New Testament.

 

A further cohort of Gates Cambridge Scholars drawn from other parts of the world will be announced in April.

RSS Feed Latest news

Research news: astrobiology, and Zion in South Africa

Feb 24, 2017

Read about exciting research in the Faculty of Divinity, with three lecturers currently away on research trips in very different places, looking at very different things.

New book to encourage sixth-formers to consider studying theology

Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Cherry, The Dean of King’s College, Cambridge has this week published a book, 'God-Curious: Asking Eternal Questions'.

Open Afternoon for potential applicants

Feb 20, 2017

The next Open Afternoon for our undergraduate course is on Monday 24th April. Bookings now open!

Decani Scholarship applications invited

Feb 16, 2017

Clare College is inviting applications for the Decani Scholarship.

Dr Beth Singler Discusses 'The Rise of the Robots' on BBC Radio 4

Feb 13, 2017

Dr Beth Singler, Former PhD student and research associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, recently discussed the role of robots in science and culture on the BBC's Today programme.

View all news