The Hildebrand Project is pleased to accept applications for grants of $3,000 for writing projects in May-September 2022 on any theme in the thought of Dietrich von Hildebrand or in Christian personalism (including the work of Karol Wojtyła, Max Scheler, Edith Stein, Jacques Maritain, or philosophical ways of thinking stemming from these thinkers and thinkers related to them). Eligible projects include work such as an MA thesis, PhD dissertation, scholarly article, or book chapter. The purpose of the grant is to enable a period of focused engagement with Hildebrandian and personalist ideas resulting in new writing destined for publication.
You may request a grant for work this summer or through the end of 2022, meaning the grant report would not be due until January 2023.
Up to eight grants will be awarded.
- Graduate students and faculty in any field are welcome to apply.
- Please submit the following to email@example.com by May 8, 2022:
- 1-3 page proposal explaining the envisioned project, its philosophical import, and what the applicant hopes to achieve during the grant period
- Short proposed bibliography
- Academic CV or resume
- Grants are intended (1) to help stimulate new work or, if not entirely new work, (2) to make it significantly easier to pursue a given project. For this reason, a project already underway and reasonably likely to be completed without additional support would not be eligible for a grant. Note also that you can apply for less than $3,000.
- In your proposal, explain how the funding will meaningfully enable your work. For example:
- The grant frees you to work on your project by replacing income from summer teaching.
- The grant supports travel for research or to present at or attend a conference.
- Applications will be reviewed and selected by a committee of scholars in Christian personalism.
- All award decisions will be communicated by May 15, 2022. All decisions are final.
- Grantees are required to submit a report on the fruits of their work by January 2023.
- Grantees who publish their work in a scholarly journal within 18 months of September 30, 2022 will receive a $250 publication incentive. Work published in a non-peer reviewed outlet (e.g., First Things, Plough, Church Life Journal) within 12 months will receive $100. To claim a publication incentive, a grantee should submit to firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of the work as published or, if still pending, a brief note from the journal editor confirming imminent publication.
For questions or more information, please email the Hildebrand Project at email@example.com