Historical Commission announces grants

2017_archivalintern-posterThe Historical Commission is announcing two new grants for 2016–2017. With the three existing annual grants, this brings to five the number of funded initiatives aimed at fostering historical understanding and appreciation of Anabaptist-Mennonite history and theology.

The Historical Commission will award grants up to $2,000 each to support development of Mennonite archives around the world – one set specifically for non-U.S./Canadian archives and another for North American archives. The application deadline is Oct. 21, 2016.

Also new for 2016–17 are stipends of $50 to $100 for approved GAMEO articles – biographies, congregational histories and institutional histories for the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online.

Once again, project grants of up to $2,500 in support of a historical and/or theological project of interest to Mennonite Brethren around the world. The application deadline is Nov. 21, 2016.

For the fifth year, a summer archival internship, designed to give a college or graduate/seminary student practical archival experience at each of the four Mennonite Brethren archival institutions in North America, will be awarded. Spanning five weeks during May and June 2017 (exact dates to be determined), the intern will spend a week at each of the MB archives (Winnipeg; Hillsboro, Kan; Fresno, Cal.; and Abbotsford, B.C.). Airfare and accommodations are included along with a $2,000 stipend. The application deadline is Feb. 6, 2017.

Finally, a research grant of up to $2,000 in support of research and publication relating to the history and contribution of Mennonite Brethren women will be awarded. The grant is made possible by generous support from the Katie Funk Wiebe Fund. The application deadline is April 3, 2017.

Criteria and application details for all five funded initiatives – and news releases about past recipients – are available at the Commission website.

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