Innovative scholars and ministry leaders transform lives.
Since 1964 the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has provided financial support to emerging scholars and ministry leaders throughout the Episcopal Church. In additional to financial support, ECF helps these individuals to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices with the wider Church in practical ways.
Open to both lay and ordained Episcopalians, ECF builds a relationship with Fellows not only when they are receiving financial support, but over the long haul, so that our community of Fellows may serve as a gift and resource to the Church in serving God’s mission.
Applying for an ECF Fellowship: Academic & Ministry Tracks
Applicants to the Fellowship Partners Program must choose to apply to either the Academic or Ministry track of the ECF Fellowship Partners Program. The application process for 2013 Fellows has closed, 2014 Fellows applications will be available in fall of 2013. Typically, ECF has awarded three to four Fellowships per year. Awards range up to $15,000 and Fellows may apply to renew grants for up to three years (renewal grants are capped at $10,000). The application process is open to both lay and ordained Episcopalians. Click here to review Frequently Asked Questions.
Academic Track: Applicants will provide a synopsis of the proposed course of study, express a commitment to forming the next generation of scholars and ministry leaders, demonstrate the need for this particular study, and propose a methodology for sharing the knowledge, experience, or best practices gained in this study. Continue reading…
Ministry Track: Applicants will provide an outline of the proposed ministry, show how this helps to develop leaders in the Episcopal Church, describe how the wider Church will benefit from this ministry, and propose a methodology for sharing the knowledge, experience, or best practices gained in this project. Examples include, but are not limited to, pilot projects in an emerging area of congregational development, adaptations of existing programs in new locations, or the development and testing of resources designed for congregational or community use. Continue reading…
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