Scholarship & Christianity In Oxford (SCIO), the UK Centre of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), is pleased to announce the twenty-five participants for the Bridging the Two Cultures of Science and the Humanities project.  Funded by the Templeton Religion Trust, seminars will take place in Oxford, UK in the summers of 2015 and 2016. The programme fosters in participants the interdisciplinary skills and understanding central to the study of science and religion.
 In addition to attending the summer seminars with lectures from eminent scholars in the field, participants will work on an original research project in science and religion intended for major publication. Funds are provided for a research assistant to help the participant’s research project and establish (or bolster) a science and religion student club at the home institution. A final conference with presidents from participating institutions will be held in the summer of 2016.

While most participants are from North American CCCU institutions, there was a special effort to increase diversity.  The selection committee is pleased to have selected from the 70 applicants two participants from Africa, one from Central America and one from South America.  There is also one participant from a public university and seven women.

Helped by 10 specialist reviewers, the selection committee comprised:

Professor Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford; Academic Director of Bridging the Two Cultures
Dr Stanley Rosenberg, Executive Director of SCIO and faculty member of Wycliffe Hall and the Theology and Religion Faculty, University of Oxford; Project Director of Bridging the Two Cultures
Dr Michael Burdett, Postdoctoral Fellow at SCIO and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; Project Coordinator of Bridging the Two Cultures
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