Grants & Awards
Grant Applications Open in February 2021
Grants and Research Committee Chair, the Rev. Dr. Robert Tobin, invites applications for grants to be awarded in 2021. Grants are awarded for the Society’s objectives, especially the promotion of the preservation of the particular heritage of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents. Recipients are expected to make an appropriate submission to the Society’s journal, Anglican and Episcopal History.
Applications for a regular grant may come from individuals, academic organizations and ecclesiastical groups. Requests are received that will support significant research, conferences, and publication relating to the history of the Episcopal Church as well as the Anglican church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. A typical request often includes travel funding, dissertation research, or seed money or support of a larger project. Examples of awards funded include support of documentary films, dissertation research, publication of books and articles, support for a history conference and other purposes. Regular grants are generally $500-$2,000, depending on the number of grants approved and available.
Regular Grant applications include:
Robert W. Prichard Award applications include (next awarded 2022):
Robert W. Prichard Prize
This prize will be next awarded in July 2022 with the application process opening February 1, 2022. The Robert W. Prichard Prize recognizes the best Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Phil. dissertation which has considered the history of the Episcopal Church (including 17th and 18th century British colonies that became the United States) as well as the Anglican church in the worldwide Anglican Communion. The prize is named to honor the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Prichard, a longtime HSEC board member and president and noted historian and author in the discipline.
Applicants may submit a
dissertation for consideration which was successfully defended between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021. It may be submitted by the author or on their behalf. The dissertation need not focus solely or even principally on the history of the Episcopal Church or Anglicanism. The selection committee welcomes dissertations which place that history in conjunction with other strands of church history, or even place it in dialogue with non-ecclesial themes of American history. The Episcopal or Anglican element of the work should be a constitutive, not peripheral, part of the dissertation. Submissions should be a full electronic version of the dissertation, complete with all scholarly apparatus. The recipient will receive a $2000 prize.
Recipients must return a Grant Acceptance Form before funds will be released. The Form provides requirements including return of a W-9 or other documentation, attribution in any publication drawn upon the project supported, submission of a report of accomplishments, and permission for the Historical Society to publish recipients' names and titles of research or projects. It is expected recipients will make submission to Anglican and Episcopal History, when appropriate. A 1099 will be provided at the end of the tax year as grants may be taxable — consult with your tax adviser.
Grants Awarded Announced in July
The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church awarded grants to 4 recipients in 2020 to support significant research, publications and projects related to the history of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Recipients are encouraged to publish, when appropriate, in Anglican and Episcopal History, the quarterly journal of the Historical Society. Applications for consideration were reviewed by the Grants Committee with final awards determined by the Board of Directors at their meeting in June. $13,000 was available for grants in the 2020 budget.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Tobin, Chair of the Grants Committee, announced recipients from applications received.
Tucker Adkins, Ph.D. candidate at Florida State University, to pursue archival research at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, and the National Library of Wales, Aberytswyth, as part of his examination of C18 evangelicalism as a material phenomenon, in which early evangelical leaders challenged traditional notions of Christian space.
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