College Fellowships

The College is committed to supporting postgraduate and postdoctoral students and scholars. A significant part of the College's endowment is reserved for such support.  Students and scholars wishing to apply for the following fellowships should email the Principal at

The Traidcraft Fellowship:

The College and Traidcraft jointly fund the Traidcraft Fellowship. The fellowship is tenable for periods between three months and one year, and is designed to further research into fair trade. Overseas candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The non-stipendiary Fellowship includes room and board in a 1 bedroom flat and an annual research grant of 5,000 (pro-rata). Approximate value 8,500.

For more information, see the Traidcraft Fellowship web pages

The Alan Richardson Fellowship:

The Alan Richardson Fellowship was founded in honour of the Very Reverend Alan Richardson (1905-75), formerly Dean of York, Professor of Christian Theology in the University of Nottingham and Canon of Durham Cathedral. Richardson Fellows  are often attached to St Chad's, though the fellowship may be held in any Durham college, as decided by the Fellowship Committee.  Further details of this fellowship may be obtained from the Department of Theology, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RS.

The William Leech Research Fellowship:

Fellowships can be held for periods of three months to one year and will support projects to undertake research to develop theological reflection on Christian hope, the discharge of Christian pastoral responsibility, and the communication of the gospel in the contemporary context of the U.K., with particular reference to the North East of England.  The Fellowships may be held, with their agreement, at: (a) Durham University; or (b) the Colleges of St Chad’s and St John’s, Durham; or (c) Newcastle University; or (d) be associated with an appropriate church organisation in the North East of England.  Further information can be obtained at

Night Porter Bursaries:

Night Porter Bursaries combine postgraduate study with additional work in the College. The bursary covers one-third, one-half, or the entire costs of room and board -- depending on how many nights a week are worked. The night porter has to be available from 11 pm until 7 am on certain nights of the week. 

Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs):

The College appoints Senior Research Fellowships to experienced scholars who wish to spend an extended period of time working within the College. Approximate value 900 per term.

Durham Cathedral Artist in Residence:

The College, in conjunction with Durham Cathedral, Northern Arts, and Sunderland University, sponsors the Durham Cathedral Artist in Residence. The artist has a studio in the Cathedral precincts but lives in and is a part of St Chad's College.

Appointments are for periods of up to one year. Approximate value 20,000.

Scholars/Writers/Poets in Residence:

From time to time, the College appoints a number of non-stipendiary Scholars, Writers or Poets in Residence. These scholars, often holding academic posts within the University and tutorial posts within the College, usually reside in College.

Visiting Fellows:

The College also appoints Visiting Fellows, who generally are resident in College during a sabbatical from another university.