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To provide seed money (travel, secretarial services, etc.) for research projects relating specifically to the history of women in The United Methodist Church or its antecedents. The grant money is not to be used for equipment, publications costs, or researcher’s salary.


A grant totaling no more than $500 will be awarded at the discretion of the committee of judges.

How candidates are chosen:

Selection is made by a committee consisting of three persons who are historians of women in United Methodism. Proposals on women of color and on history at the grass roots level are especially encouraged.

How to apply:

The candidate must submit an application which includes the following:

  • A vita or resume
  • A description of the project, including the significance 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 capability.

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.

Submit materials to:

General Secretary
General Commission on Archives and History
P.O. Box 127 Madison, NJ 07940
FAX 973-408-3909