Research Associateship

The Centre has a community of research associates who work on specific projects related to the mission and work of the Centre, and the global church.

CCCW is a vital presence in Cambridge and the UK that keeps focus on our global and worldwide church. Its programs and research are a great gift to all who are devote to mission studies and witness to the gospel. 

PROF. STEPHEN BEVANS Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

Community and Support

The Centre’s peer research community comprises academics and professionals from all over the world. We are open to members who have already achieved academic recognition and seek a community while working on a specific project, as well as to early-career associates building their academic or/and professional portfolio. Exceptionally, we consider accepting doctoral students in the last stage of their studies if their research interests align with the Centre’s goal and mission.

The associates meet termly to share their work in progress and feedback. These meetings are organised by the Director of Studies, who is in close contact with the associates, discusses their plans for the association period, and provides practical support.

Our Senior Research Associates have closely collaborated with the Centre for a significant period. These members are, among others, involved in the life of CCCW by supervising our doctoral students, charing seminars, lectures and workshops, and publishing research through the Centre.


Research Associates are entitled to

  • a email address, if required
  • access to a network of Associates
  • discount on Centre publications
  • supporting letters for research projects, if required
  • a reserved study carrel for a week or 10 non-consecutive days
  • full borrowing privileges from the library
  • publicise research via CCCW events, if required
  • own research webpage on the CCCW website

In addition, the Centre will sponsor associate researchers to gain access to the Cambridge University Library, a legal deposit library which holds more than eight million volumes and contains important archive collections of its own.

Research Associates can take advantage of the Centre‚Äôs links with the other institutions on the campus of Westminster College, our partners in the Cambridge Theological Federation, and the University’s Divinity Faculty, all of which are active scholarly.

What next?


If you are interested in being Research Associate, the first step is to contact the Director. An application consists of a CV, a brief description of the intended research, and the name of a referee we may contact. Then the Director and the Director of Studies will arrange a meeting to discuss your application further.

Associated researchers are welcome at any time of year. Cambridge terms run from early October to early December, mid-January to mid-March, and mid-April to mid-June. In general, most Seminars and academic events take place in the first two terms, while the focus of the third term is exams.

Fees and Scholarships

Fees for the academic year 2022/2023

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Suppose you wish to come to spend some time in Cambridge. In that case, CCCW researchers are also eligible for reduced rates at Westminster College, where the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide is located. Read more about accommodation options in Cambridge.


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