Historical Commission accepting applications for grants, internship

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Applications being accepted for two grants, archival internship

Historical Commission news release

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces three funded initiatives for 2014–2015.

Project Grant: This grant of up to $2,000 is offered to support of a historical and/or theological project of interest to Mennonite Brethren around the world. This grant is new this year and the application deadline is November 17, 2014. Projects may include, but are not limited to, Dissertations, theses, books, articles, lecture series, symposia and multi-media presentations.

Summer Archival Internship: This program is designed to give a college or graduate student practical archival experience at each of the four Mennonite Brethren archival institutions in North America. Spanning five weeks during May and June 2015 (exact dates to be determined), the intern will spend a week at each of the MB archives (Winnipeg, Hillsboro, Fresno and Abbotsford).

In addition to experiencing a functioning archive, the intern will gather stories, images and video during the four weeks related to a particular theme in Mennonite Brethren church history, spending the fifth week producing a report that is compelling and image-rich and that promotes the mission of church archives. Airfare and accommodations are included along with a $2,000 stipend. The application deadline is Feb. 2, 2015.

Research Grant: This $2,000 grant is intended to support research and publication relating to the history and contribution of Mennonite Brethren women. The grant is made possible by generous support from the Katie Funk Wiebe Fund. The application deadline is April 6, 2015.

Criteria and application details for these funded initiatives are available at www.mbhistory.org.

 

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