Grants & Awards
Grants and Awards
The Grants and Research Committee of the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invite applications for grants in the 2024 granting cycle. Grants are awarded for pursuing the Historical Society’s objectives, especially promotion of the preservation of the particular heritage of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents, including any part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Grant recipients are expected to make an appropriate submission to the Society’s journal, Anglican and Episcopal History or its features publication, The Historiographer.
Applications for regular grants are received from individuals, organizations or ecclesiastical groups. Requests for supporting research, conferences or events, or publication relating to the history of the Episcopal Church, as well as the worldwide Anglican Communion, are welcome. A typical request may include travel funding, research expenses, or funds to support of a larger project. Examples of past grants awarded include publication of books and articles, dissertation research, and support of a documentary film. Regular grants are generally funded for $500-$2,000, depending on number of grants approved and funding available.
Regular Grant Application and Materials
Submit with materials attached (.PDF preferred) when process opens.
Robert W. Prichard Award Application and Materials
Submit with materials attached (.PDF preferred) to [link added when submissions are open].
Robert W. Prichard Prize
Next awarded in 2025. The Robert W. Prichard Prize recognizes the best Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Phil. dissertation which considers 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 noted historian and author in the discipline who was a longtime member and President of the Historical Society Board.
The next Prichard Prize will be awarded in 2025. Applicants may submit a dissertation for consideration successfully defended between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2024. 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 $2,000 prize and be a guest of the Historical Society to receive the award.
If you are awarded a grant or prize, a Grant Acceptance Form must be returned before funds are released. The form requirements including returning 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, or its general features publication, The Historiographer, when appropriate. A 1099 will be provided at the end of the tax year as grants may be taxable — consult with your tax advisor.
Grants awarded announced in July
Historical Society of the Episcopal Church
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