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Monastic Studies Grant

Awarded annually
Next deadline for application is
July 1, 2011



Monastic Studies Grant

All American Benedictine Academy members are invited to apply for a Monastic Studies Grant. The grant provides funds to support projects which foster the mission of the ABA, “to cultivate, support and transmit the Benedictine heritage within contemporary culture.”

Grant support may be used for research, travel, or other modes of exploring and promoting the Benedictine heritage. It may also be used for travel expenses and registration fees for the purpose of presenting a scholarly paper on a monastic topic related to the Benedictine heritage at a scholarly convention. A total of $1150 is available to fund these annual grants.

Applicants must be members of the ABA. Applications will be selected on the basis of:

* The quality of the proposal (originality, feasibility, clarity of purpose)
* Potential benefit for monastics, and
* Relevance to the purposes of the Academy.

Recipients of grants must be willing to submit a report on the use of the grant and/or a brief summary of the topic of the scholarly paper to the ABA Board of Directors within a year from the completion of the project/presentation of the paper for which the grant was given.

Applications must be received by July 1, 2011. Recipients will be chosen by the ABA Awards Committee and approved by the ABA Board of Directors at their meeting in August 2011. The awards will be announced immediately thereafter.

To apply for a grant please supply the following information:

* Name, address, phone number, e-mail address
* Religious or academic affiliation (if any)
* A brief description of the proposed project
* The goal(s) of the proposed project
* An itemized budget for the project, which includes:
     -Total cost of project
     -Sources of funding other than the ABA
     -Sum requested from the ABA

Send completed grant applications (MS Word document via e-mail preferred) to:

Mr. Dennis Okholm OblSB
ABA Awards Chair
371 Ogle Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627


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