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2024 Mini-Grants on Free-Market Economics

Application Deadline

  • Applications are due March 31, 2024
  • Only electronically submitted applications will be considered

Mini-Grant Overview

The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the effectiveness in the research and teaching of market economics for faculty at colleges, universities, and seminaries across the United States and Canada.


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The Acton Institute invites proposals from faculty in one or more of the following broad categories:

  • Course development — specifically adding new courses or strengthening existing courses in the curriculum which address the nature, morality, and purpose of free-market economics. This may include courses that deal with religion and economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, political economy, ethics and economics, the history of economic thought, or other related subject areas.
  • Faculty research — identifying scholarly projects that show promise for advancing the understanding of free markets and, ideally, demonstrate how the free market relates to Christian faith and ethics.

Application Components

A complete application has 3 components:

Application Overview is 1 page and includes:

  • Project title, name, position, institutional affiliation(s), and contact information for the Project Director.
  • Project abstract (maximum of 200 words).

In the case of a team, all correspondence will be directed to the Project Director.

Application Narrative is up to 2 pages and includes:

  • A statement on the project theme, including how the project will be informed by Christian perspectives.
  • Proposed activities to be funded by the grant, with a timeline.
  • Cost breakdown for each activity.

Application Appendix is 1 page and includes:

  • Summary Curriculum Vitae (CV) for the Project Director.

Selection Process

Shortly after the submission deadline, applications are reviewed and recipients selected by the research staff of the Acton Institute. Award decisions by the Acton Institute are final and not subject to appeal.

More information on Acton's Website.

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