Grants and Funding for Quaker Research

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Margaret W. Moore and John M. Moore Research Fellowship

The purpose of the Moore 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.

Gest Fellowship

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 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. Contact the Friends Library or the North Carolina Friends Historical Society for more information about the timing of this biennial award. 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. Full application details can be found here. Additional information about the Friends Historical Collection is available at the Guilford College website; more about the North Carolina Friends Historical Society is available at www.ncfhs.org.