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Research Associate Programme
The atmosphere at OCMS encourages deep thinking, debate and prayerful consideration of issues that Christian leaders grapple with daily.
The community brings its cross-cultural but scripturally based perspectives to help shed light on questions from different perspectives.
Wanting to spend time doing some research or to study some aspect of holistic mission but not looking for the structure or the goal of a further academic degree?
Our Research Associate (RA) programme might be for you!
OCMS Research Associates are Christian leaders who wish to spend time in an academic, scholarly community working on a problem of mutual interest. Each programme is tailor-made to the needs and constraints of the individual RA, who in turn becomes part of the OCMS community. This affords the RA full access to all the OCMS facilities, under the guidance of an assigned mentor from the Faculty.
The duration of a programme of study is as flexible as is needed in order to accommodate the needs of each RA. Some have a short burst of 2 or 3 days a week for a trimester, some spend more time with us in a less intensive time frame, such as one day a fortnight over a year or so. Others send several months with us as part of a sabbatical. Normally, each RA will aim to produce some written outcome, typically for a published article. A number of these have appeared in the OCMS journal Transformation.
If you have the opportunity for some study leave, for a sabbatical, are seeking refreshment ‘between jobs’, or maybe would like to reflect on a lifetime's work before retirement, and would be interested in studying with us at OCMS, please contact us on email@example.com and we can tell you more.
Applications are particularly welcome from those in Church leadership or with Christian NGOs. Application forms can be found at the bottom of the Application Forms page in the Student Materials section.