The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications from individual scholars and academic and ecclesiastical groups for grants to support significant research, conferences, and publications relating to the history of the Church of England, the worldwide Anglican Communion, and Anglican and Episcopal churches in North America.
Grants are usually modest, generally $1,000-$2,000, though more or less may be awarded depending on number of awards and amount of funds available in any year. Typical grants include travel to archives, collections or resources, dissertation research, and seed money for larger projects.
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.
Applications must include:
- A statement of the subject and purpose of the project of no more than 500 words;
- A bibliography or reference list of the project, no more than a single page;
- A concise curriculum vitae;
- A projected total budget for the project and specific amount requested (with detail of how it will be used). If less than the total budget, it must be made clear how a grant would help and what other resources are available or being pursued;
- At least two letters of recommendation or support (in the case of a graduate student, we expect one will be from the project's main supervising professor);
- A sample of recent scholarly writing (an article, essay, or chapter of no more than ten pages).
To submit an application, send an email with all materials attached (PDF preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If total file size is over 5MB, you may send the files as separate emails. If one file is over 5MB, contact the Director of Operations (email@example.com) for directions on how to submit.
Grant recipients are announced in July. It is expected recipients will make an appropriate submission to Anglican and Episcopal History.
A list of previous grantees can be found on the Society's webpage: http://www.hsec.us/grants/