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To provide seed money (research, group collaboration, peer review) for the creation of a curriculum suitable for teaching the history of The United Methodist Church. 


Grants totaling $500 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 three persons from General Commission on Archives and History. Proposals by seminary students studying Christian Education for children/youth and practitioners with children/youth at the grassroots level are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

The candidate must submit an application which includes the following:

  • A vita or resume
  • A description of the project, including the goals and pedagogical purpose of the research
  • A description of the final product—applicants are encouraged to consider a variety of formats (written, audiovisual, oral history, bibliographies, archival guides, etc.)
  • A timetable for the project, including the expected date of completion
  • A budget
  • An indication of how the research results will be disseminated.  (The final product does not necessarily have to be formally published, but the information must be made available to the public in some way.)
  • The candidate must submit three letters of recommendation from persons who can provide evidence of his/her scholarly ability

Awarding Grants: 

Submitted proposals should be postmarked no later than March 17. 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 and, after adaptions for technical flexibility, made available for local church use on the GCAH website.

Submit materials to:

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