Scholarship Broadening Program

The Friends Historical Association and the Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists aim to create diverse, inclusive environments, based in our commitments to scholarly excellence and social justice, as well as a recognition of the foundational Quaker ideal of human equality. FHA and CQHA welcome individuals of all faiths (or lack thereof), race or ethnicity, gender expression and sexual preference, and other facets of background and identity. To better support scholars who are traditionally underrepresented amongst CQHA conference presenters and attendees, FHA is launching a new scholarship program. Applications will be evaluated by an FHA Scholarship Committee on the basis on how the applicant’s identity and background, and/or their research areas, address absences or scarcities in the current landscape of Quaker scholarship. Up to three recipients will receive a stipend of $1,000 each to support conference attendance, as well as a year of membership in the Friends Historical Association. Scholarship recipients who present papers at CQHA will receive encouragement and support from the editor of Quaker History to prepare their paper for publication in that periodical.

To apply, please email by Wednesday, December 11 with a 250-1000 word response to the following prompt:  “The field of Quaker studies is rife with lacunae and blindspots due to a lack of diversity among Quaker scholars. What diversity do you bring to Quaker scholarship? What aspects of Quaker history do you see as understudied and deserving of increased attention?”