HSEC Grants

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications from individual scholars and academic and ecclesiastical groups for grants to support significant research, conferences, and publications relating to the history of the Church of England, the worldwide Anglican Communion, and Anglican and Episcopal churches in North America.

Grants are usually modest, generally $1,000-$2,000, though more or less may be awarded depending on number of awards and amount of funds available in any year. Typical grants include travel to archives, collections or resources, dissertation research, and seed money for larger projects.

The deadline for submission is May 1, 2015.

Applications must include:

  1. A statement of the subject and purpose of the project of no more than 500 words;
  2. A bibliography or reference list of the project, no more than a single page;
  3. A concise curriculum vitae;
  4. A projected total budget for the project and specific amount requested (with detail of how it will be used).  If less than the total budget, it must be made clear how a grant would help and what other resources are available or being pursued;
  5. At least two letters of recommendation or support (in the case of a graduate student, we expect one will be from the project's main supervising professor);
  6. A sample of recent scholarly writing (an article, essay, or chapter of no more than ten pages).


To submit an application, send an email with all materials attached (PDF preferred) to hsec_a573@sendtodropbox.com. If total file size is over 5MB, you may send the files as seperate emails. If one file is over 5MB, contact the Director of Operations (administration@hsec.us) for directions on how to submit.

Grant recipients are announced in July. It is expected recipients will make an appropriate submission to Anglican and Episcopal History.




2014 The Rev. Benjamin Anthony
(Vanderbilt University)
To support dissertation research on Phillips Brooks’ preaching.
The Grafton Commemoration
(Diocese of fond du Lac)
To support a research paper competition that honors the Rt. Rev. Charles Chapman Grafton.
Dr. Judith Hull
(Emerson college)
To support research to complete a book project, Trinity Church Wall Street and Social Reform.
The Rev. Dane Neufeld
(Wycliffe College)
To support dissertation research on the 19th century Anglican philosopher and theologian, Henry Mansel.
Dr. Scott Rohrer
(National Journal Group)
To support a book project, Religion and Revolution in the British Atlantic World.
Mr. Peter Walker
(Columbia University)
To support archival research to complete a dissertation, titled, Reform, Toleration, and Nation-Building: the CoE 1774-1829.
2013 Margo Guernsey &
Time Travel Productions
To support for a documentary film on Pauli Murray.
Daniel Loss
(Brown University)
To support dissertation research.
David Ney
(Wycliffe College, University of Toronto)
To support dissertation research.
2012 Diocese of Hawaii To support the publication of a facsimile edition of the first translation of the Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian.
Stephen McNair
( University of Ediburgh)
To support dissertation research.
2011 Jason Bruner  
Joe Hardwick  
Russell Lawson  
Ross Newton  
Trisha Tucker  
Nathan Wolfe  
2010 Jodi Campbell  
2009 Robert Ingram  
Calvin Lane  
2000-2001 Aaron W. Jones
(Princeton Theological Seminary)
For "Mission at the Margin: Episcopalians in the Diocese of Luzon."
1999-2000 Dr. Tim Lockley
(Department of History, University of Warwick)
For "Episcopal Charity in Savannah, Georgia, 1733-1860."
Dr. C. Brad Faught
(History Department, Mount Allison University)
For "A General History of the Oxford Movement."
Dr. Alda Marsh Morgan
(Continuing Education, Church Divinity School of the Pacific)
For "A History of Saint Margaret's House, Berkeley, California."

The Rev. William L. Wipfler
Dr. Joanna Gillespie
Ms. Nancy Benvenga
Dr. Edward L. Bond
The Rev. Robert L. Semes
Dr . Brad Faught
Dr. Timothy Lockley
Dr. Alda Marsh Morgan