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To provide seed money to support research projects related to LGBTQ+ Methodist history.  The grant money is not to be used for equipment, publications costs, or researcher’s salary.


A grant maximum of $1,000 will be available at the discretion of the committee of judges and in accordance with available funding each year.

How candidates are chosen: 

Selection is made by a committee consisting of two or three persons from General Commission on Archives and History.

How to apply

The candidate must submit an application which includes the following:

  • A vita or resume
  • A detailed description of the project
  • A timetable for the project, including the expected date of completion
  • A detailed budget narrative
  • The candidate must submit two letters of recommendation from persons who can provide evidence of his/her/their scholarly ability

Awarding Grant:  

Submitted proposals should be postmarked no later than July 31. Grant recipients will be announced by fall of that year. A copy of the final product will be deposited with the General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church.

Submit materials to:

General Secretary
General Commission on Archives and History
PO Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
973-408-3189, Fax 973-408-3909 and