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Alfred Neufeld 2023 Global Church History Project Grant

The Historical Commission of the US and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces a grant of up to $2,000 for global church history projects, with particular focus on texts and translations that document the stories of churches associated with the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) outside North America.

The grant commemorates the contributions of Professor Alfred Neufeld (1955–2020), Paraguayan Mennonite Brethren theologian and champion of the global Anabaptist church (see biography).

Projects may include, but are not limited to, books, articles, lecture series, symposia, translations, multi-media presentations, etc.

To apply, send the following by April 30, 2023, to Jon Isaak, Executive Secretary, Historical Commission, 1310 Taylor Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3Z6:

  1. a cover letter;

  2. a 500-word summary of the project and expected outcomes, stating the project’s significance and contribution to Mennonite Brethren studies;

  3. a budget of anticipated expenses (e.g., transcription, copy editing, research assistance, travel, income supplement, etc.);

  4. a vitae; and

  5. one letter of recommendation.

Applications may be submitted in any language.

Recipients of the award will be announced in June 2023, following the annual meeting of the Historical Commission. Disbursements will also be made in June 2023. The Commission may choose not to award the grant if none of the applications is deemed acceptable.