Flechtheim Scholarship

Amount$3000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Education and Arts
DonorFather Stephen Moore
EstablishmentThis scholarship was established in 2006 by a legacy from the donor's maternal grandfather, Julius Flechtheim, a former professor of jurisprudence at Berlin University who died as a victim of the Holocaust in 1940. The legacy funding the scholarship was made available to Julius's grandson after the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims in 2005 recognised the legitimacy of a life insurance policy taken out by Professor Flechtheim 70 years earlier. He was a contemporary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who lectured on systematic theology at the same time and who was killed by the Nazis in 1945.

In their respective fields both men recognised in the upheaval of their country that true responsibility (both secular and temporal) means freedom and true freedom means responsibility.

The scholarship is offered in the hope that it will give fresh inspiration to all who are called to ask the awkward moral and ethical questions by encouraging study into the ethics of responsible action with particular reference to Bonhoeffer's theology.

Further information to assist students interested in applying for the prestigious Flechtheim Scholarship can be found here

Applicable to : Education and Arts, Theology, Ethics, Bonhoeffer, Undergraduate, Honours, Postgraduate, Research .


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in any program within the Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Not hold another scholarship
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A written statement between 200 and 1000 words which specifies how your proposed work will enhance understanding of Bonhoeffer's theological legacy through targeted and rigorous research of the kind that matches normal University expectations

The scholarship provides an amount of $3,000 to be paid as a lump sum. This payment is subject to participation in the Bonhoeffer Conference (31st July-1st August in 2014) and submission of a research work deemed by the Chair of the selection committee to be of suitable standard by 30 November 2014.

Completed Research Work

The completed research work should be presented in the form of a written statement of at least 1,500 words, possibly incorporating one of the topics listed in the document available at the link in ESTABLISHMENT.


Selection of the scholar will be on the basis of

  • Assessment of the required 200-1000 word proposal or outline of the research work to be completed as the selected scholar.
  • Willingness to participate in research into in Bonhoeffer's theology, including presentation of research at the annual Bonhoeffer Conference.
  • Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
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Phone: +61 2 4921 6404 or +61 2 4921 8849
Fax: +61 2 4921 6937
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au