The Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies is pleased to announce that applications are now welcome for the Heinz Cassirer Postgraduate Legacy Fund. £1000 is available for a new MRes or PhD student interested in carrying out further research on any aspect of interdisciplinary biblical studies, with an emphasis on ‘translation’ — how are biblical texts made accessible in new formats, genres, and contexts? While applications that focus on translation from one language to another are welcome, SIIBS is particularly interested in proposals that re-envision what translation can mean in creative, interdisciplinary ways.

Heinz Cassirer (1903-1979) was a Jewish philosopher who became interested in the New Testament. He taught at the Universities of Glasgow and Oxford. His work explored the notion of evil in Kantian thought as well as the rhetorical methods employed by Paul in his letters. Cassirer translated the New Testament himself, exploring the intersection of Classical philosophy, biblical studies, and the influence of different cultures in the text, especially the New Testament as a Jewish text. Cassirer’s legacy donation to the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies enables us to nurture his interdisciplinary approach to biblical studies, and to enable students to carry on his legacy of translation.

Proposals for funding will be considered until 1 June 2019. For more information, please email