Grants for the study and practice of Christian mysticism available

The Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Fund for the Study and Practice of Christian Mysticism, administered by Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas, makes annual grants of up to $1,000.

Recent Grants

A variety of proposals relating to Christian mysticism are given consideration by the Grants Committee. Recently funded projects have included a grant to the Monastic interreligious Dialogue for a Christian/Hindu/Buddhist dialogue to be held at Gethsemani Abbey celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, a grant for doctoral research on the mystical tradition and religious dissent in England between 1640 and 1730, and a grant to the Cistercian Sisters of Mount Saint Mary’s Abbey for a chair lift to make their meditation room more accessible for those who had difficulty walking.


Proposals should be no more than two pages and include the following: a full description of the project including an indication of how the project relates to the study and/or practice of Christian mysticism; the specific amount of money requested; the way the grant will be spent; other sources of funding; plans for communicating the results to others. Two or three people who are familiar with your project should mail letters of reference directly to the clerk, Kenneth Woodrow Henke, Princeton Theological Seminary LIbrary, P.O. Box 821, Princeton NJ 08542. E-mail inquiries may be sent to:

Application Deadline

Proposals and references for 2016 grants are due by March 1, 2016. Decisions are made by the Grants Committee in May and grants distributed in June. Recipients are asked to send a progress report within a year.