Historical Commission accepting applications for grants

Commission announces five research, writing, archival grants

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The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces five research and writing grants for 2018–2019.

One ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP designed to give a college or graduate/seminary student practical archival experience at each of the four Mennonite Brethren archival institutions in North America. Spanning five weeks during May and June 2019 (exact dates to be determined), the intern will spend a week at each of the MB archives (Winnipeg, Hillsboro, Fresno and Abbotsford). Airfare and accommodations are included along with a $1,000 stipend. The application deadline is February 4, 2019.

  • 2018 intern, Emma Sorensen, Fresno Pacific University
  • 2017 intern, Jordan Duerrstein, Wycliffe College, Toronto
  • 2016 intern, Andrew Brown, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg
  • 2015 intern, Liz Wittrig, Goshen College
  • 2014 intern, Yoshio Fuji, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary
  • 2013 intern, Amanda Bartel, Bluffton College

Women’s studies RESEARCH GRANTS of up to $2,000 in support of 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 22, 2019.

Grants of up to $2,000 to support ARCHIVAL DEVELOPMENT of Mennonite archives around the world—one specifically for non-U.S.-Canadian archives and another for U.S.-Canadian archives. The application deadline is April 22, 2019.

PROJECT GRANTS of up to $2,500 in support of a historical and/or theological project of interest to Mennonite Brethren around the world. The application deadline is April 22, 2019.

Stipends of $50 to $100 for approved GAMEO ARTICLES—biographies, congregational histories, institutional histories.

Criteria and application details—as well as news releases about past recipients—for these five funded initiatives are also available at www.mbhistory.org.

Historical Commission
The Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission is responsible for fostering historical understanding and appreciation within the Mennonite Brethren Church in Canada and the United States. It fulfills this goal by: coordinating the collection, preservation and cataloging of Mennonite Brethren conference archival records and publishing books and audio-visual material relating to the history of the Mennonite Brethren Church.

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