Grants and Funding for Quaker Research
Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship
The purpose of the Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship is to provide a stipend to promote research during the academic year or summer months using the resources of the Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. See below to read about the past Moore Fellows.
Fellowship for 2007
The amount of the stipend will be $3,500. Those eligible to apply include Swarthmore College students and faculty, as well as faculty, graduate students, or scholars from outside the Swarthmore College community. Moore fellows will be asked to give a lecture at Swarthmore College subsequent to and based upon their research at a date agreed upon by the Moore Fellowship Committee and the Moore fellow.
Applications should include the following:
- A description of your project and its importance. This must include specific references to materials to be consulted at Friends Historical Library and/or the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Applicants who have not previously used either collection may wish to consult with Wendy Chmieleski (SCPC) firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Christopher Densmore (FHL) email@example.com about library resources. The project description should state the anticipated publication or dissemination of research results.
- A current vitae or resume.
- If applicant's background does not include published work, include a writing sample.
- Names and current mailing and email addresses of three references who are familiar with both the field in which the applicant proposes to work, and with the applicant's work. Please inform your references that they could be contacted.
Applications should be sent to:
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399
The application deadline is March 31, 2007. The name of the award recipient will be announced in April 2007.
Haverford College offers the Gest Fellowship for the Study of Comparative Religion
Each year Haverford College Special Collections offers three one-month, $2,000 fellowships to researchers interested in exploring the various ways of expressing religious belief in the world using the unique resources of the Quaker Collection. They invite applications from researchers at various stages in their career and from any discipline. The most competitive applications creatively explore concerns to which Friends have turned their attention, including literature, mysticism, women's issues, family history, race relations, and American Indian affairs, as well as religious doctrine and controversies.
Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Fellowship
The Seth and Mary Edith Hinshaw Fellowship provides up to $2,000 for
research using the resources of the Friends Historical Collection at
Guilford College in Greensboro, NC to study an aspect of southern Quaker
history. The most competitive applications will involve innovative projects
of the many concerns to which Friends have turned their attention,
including literature, women's issues, family history, and race relations,
as well as religious doctrine and controversies. Research may be conducted
from March 15-Dec. 15, 2007, unless circumstances require special
The Friends Historical Collection includes the written records of Carolina
Friends from 1680 to the present, printed and microfilmed copies of other
Friends records, personal and family papers, the college archives, and
printed materials by and about Friends worldwide. Sponsored by the North
Carolina Friends Historical Society, the recipient will be asked to present
his/her research and findings at the Society's annual meeting.
Application deadline is Feb. 15, 2007. Full application details are at
Additional information about the Friends Historical Collection is
available at www.guilford.edu/fhc. Information about the North Carolina
Friends Historical Society is available at www.ncfhs.org.