Post-doctoral Research Fellows

Post-doctoral Fellows are scholars who have completed a doctoral degree (normally within the past five years), conduct advanced research in Manchester, England, and provide administrative support for the MWRC during the time of their fellowship.

The post-doctoral fellowship provides access to the Methodist Archives at the internationally renowned John Rylands Library as well as library and archival resources at the University of Manchester, Nazarene Theological College (NTC), and the MWRC itself.

The purpose of the MWRC Post-doctoral Fellow programme is fourfold:

  • To provide recent PhD graduates opportunity to continue research in their area of specialisation

  • to help post-doctoral fellows gain academic experience in preparation for a longer-term academic appointment

  • to make the resources of the MWRC more broadly available

  • to further enrich the Centre’s community of scholars by providing opportunities for Post-doctoral Fellows to share the fruits of their work with doctoral students during their residence at the MWRC and with the larger academic community at the Centre

The MWRC normally appoints one fellow each academic year, usually for a six month period. The fellowship comes with free accommodation on the campus of NTC and a £60 per week stipend. There isn't presently a call for applications, but expressions of interest in the fellowship are welcome at any time. The full application/description for the fellowship is available here

Current and Past Post-doctoral Research Fellows

Revd Dr Kelly Yates, Project: ‘A Catholic Spirit and John Wesley’s Use of Catholic Devotional Writings’. She is resident in July 2019.

Revd Dr Karl Ganske was our second post-doctoral fellow. He was resident from July though December 2017. A video of Karl's reflections on his experience can be found at this link. His research has been published as ‘Preaching Christ: John Wesley’s Definition of the Gospel, 1746–51’, Wesley and Methodist Studies,11/2 (2019).

Dr Andrew Kloes was the first post-doctoral research and teaching fellow at the Manchester Wesley Research Centre. He was resident in Manchester from February 2016 through July 2016.