Research Grants at the Moravian Archives

Josh Brown's picture

Sometimes you need a little extra support to make a trip to Bethlehem in order to do research at the Moravian Archives. Starting 2017, small research grants will be available for the first time.

The Rev. Vernon H. Nelson Fund was established in 2011 to provide grants to researchers toward their expenses related to their research at the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Nelson was archivist from 1961 until 2004.

Funding may be given for research projects using records held by the Moravian Archives in Bethlehem. Projects will be assessed on the general significance of the proposed research, the scholarly value, the relevance to Moravian studies, and the likelihood of timely completion of the proposed research. The full selection criteria are available on our website. We welcome anyone to apply for a grant through our website by February 28, 2017. We also welcome donations to the Vernon Nelson Fund in order to grow this commendable fund.

Click here for more information.