ACHA grant opportunities

In an effort to provide more services and benefits to the members of the ACHA, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the ACHA is pleased to announce the following Grant opportunities.

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis to individuals who promote the mission of the American Catholic Historical Association: scholarly pursuit of the study of Catholicism.  All those competing for ACHA grants must be a member at the time he/she applies and remain a member-in-good-standing through the duration of the grant.

All applications have to be sent to the office of Secretary-Treasurer at acha@fordham.edu.


Graduate Student Summer Research Grant

Application period: Winter 2019
Announcement: Spring 2019

The American Catholic Historical Association is accepting applications for its 2019 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants through April 30, 2019.  Grant monies will be awarded to ACHA graduate student members who are ABD and attending an accredited institution of higher learning. This year the ACHA will fund four (4) $2500 grants.

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis to individuals who promote the mission of the American Catholic Historical Association: scholarly pursuit of the study of Catholicism.  All those competing for ACHA grants must be a member at the time he/she applies and remain a member-in-good-standing through the duration of the grant.

Once awarded, recipients will receive half the funding before the travel or event takes place.  The other half of the grant will be awarded upon submission of an after action report, suitable for publication on the ACHA website, detailing one’s research.  In all cases, acknowledgment of ACHA funding is expected.

When preparing one’s submission, the following material must be included: 

1) A two page (max.) request narrative, explaining one’s research project and how the grant will further that endeavor.

2) c.v.

3) Letter of support from one’s dissertation director. This letter has to confirm your ABD status and should complement one’s request narrative.

All materials are to be sent to the ACHA office via electronic correspondence: acha@fordham.edu


Presidential Graduate Travel Grants

Application deadline: October 20, 2018
Announcement: November 1, 2018

The American Catholic Historical Association will award two travel grants of $500 each to graduate students presenting at the 2019 Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago, January 6-9, 2019. We are now accepting applications; the application deadline is October 20.

When applying, one should submit the following:

  • A letter formally applying for the grant and detailing the content of one’s paper (no more than two pages in length)
  • c.v.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member–preferably the dissertation director (sent by the recommender directly to Professor Charles Strauss at strauss@msmary.edu)

All materials are to be sent to Professor Charles Strauss at strauss@msmary.edu. The submission deadline is October 20.  Announcements of awards will be made on November 1.

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