The Foundation of St Matthias is a trust, formed following the closure and sale of the College of St Matthias in 1979. The College was a Church of England College of Education but following a decline in the birth-rate and a reduction in the number of teachers required for training, the then Secretary of State for Education and Science requested that the college be closed. The assets were sold and the income invested to form a trust fund.
The Foundation's primary objective is the advancement of education in the Dioceses of Bath & Wells, Bristol and Gloucester, with a preference for higher and further education; such education contributing to the advancement of the Church of England.
-have a hypothesis you would love to research?
-have a project you would love to pursue?
Would your research / project enhance the Church of England in its mission?
Would your research/project have a long term impact (legacy component)?
Is a lack of finance the only thing stopping you following your dream?
If so the St Matthias Trust might be able to help.
Applications for 2019/20 academic year are now closed. Details for 2020/21 will be advertised when available.