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Episcopal Historical Society Seeks Grant Requests

1 Feb 2022 12:30 AM | HSEC Director of Operations (Administrator)

Grants LogoThe Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications for grants for research and projects which promote the preservation of the particular heritage of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents. Applications must be submitted by May 1st with awards announced in July.

Regular Grants

Applications for a regular grant may be from individuals as well as academic and ecclesiastical groups. Requests may as to 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 may include funding for travel to visit an archives or other resource, dissertation research, seed money or support for a larger project. Examples of past awards include support of documentary films, dissertation research, publication of books and articles, and history conference support. Awards are generally $500-$2,000, depending on the number of awards approved and funds available.

Robert W. Prichard Prize

The triennial Robert W. Prichard Prize is offered in 2022. It 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.

Applicants may submit a dissertation for consideration 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 $2,000 prize and be a guest of the Historical Society to receive the award.

For details including application instruction and information, visit

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