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Calihan Academic Grants

July 15
$500 - $3,000

The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a think-tank based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1990 by Robert A. Sirico and Kris Alan Mauren, its mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be current seminarians or graduate students in the fields of theology, philosophy, religion, history, law, politics, economics, or related areas.
  • Solid academic performance is required.
  • Demonstrated interest in the themes of the Acton Institute.
  • Potential to advance the goals and objectives of the Acton Institute.

Selection Criteria:Applications are reviewed, and recipients are chosen by the research staff of the Acton Institute.

Funds:There are three potential scholarship amounts: $500, $1,000, and $3,000.

Frequency:The scholarship/grant is awarded on a semiannual basis.

Number of Awards:One award is given during each award cycle.

Application Process:To be considered, applicants must:

  1. Complete the designated application form.
  2. Submit a 1-page proposal that details what they aim to achieve with the award.
  3. Provide a 2-page essay detailing their intellectual journey, future plans, and career aspirations.
  4. Include a recent academic paper.
  5. Send official transcripts from their academic institution.
  6. Furnish an official letter confirming their enrollment.

As always, those interested should verify this information with the Acton Institute or its associated entities. It's crucial to ensure the most up-to-date requirements, deadlines, and other specifics directly from the source, as these can change over time or be specific to certain rounds of funding.

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Contact Information:

Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty Center for

98 E Fulton St.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503