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Katie Funk Wiebe 2024 Research Grant

The Historical Commission of the US and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces an “Open Research Grant” of up to $2,000 to promote research, creative productions, and publication on the history and contributions of Mennonite Brethren women around the world.

The Grant is made possible by generous support from the Katie Funk Wiebe Fund. Projects may include, but are not limited to, books, articles, lecture series, symposia, and multi-media presentations.

To apply, send the following by April 30, 2024, 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 women’s 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.

Recipients of the award will be announced in June 2024, following the annual meeting of the Historical Commission. Disbursements will also be made in June 2024. The Commission may choose not to award the grant, if none of the applications is deemed acceptable.