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The objective of the program is to provide small grants to professors at universities, within the Free Market Forum network, to support their work to develop course curriculum that integrates The Good Society series in a meaningful and ongoing manner. This small-grant program is available for professors at colleges, universities, and seminaries across the United States and Canada.

In order to apply for The Good Society grant, you will be required to answer three questions (maximum 200 word answers) and submit an updated CV:

  • How do you plan to integrate The Good Society in your coursework?
  • How many students do you plan to engage in the next year with The Good Society grant?
  • What steps will you take to ensure that The Good Society series remains a part of the course curriculum after the conclusion of the grant period?

Grant Details

  • 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.
  • Agreement: Recipients must respond to an award notification within one month and adhere to grant conditions listed below.
  • Grant Amounts: Grants for TGS implementation are in the amount of USD $1,000.
  • Grant Disbursal: The full grant amount is disbursed at the beginning of the project to the grantee’s home institution.
  • Grants are not renewable or transferable.
  • Deadlines: To be considered for a grant, applications must be submitted electronically by November 30, 2018. Review of applications will be completed by December 10, 2018.
  • Notification: Grantees will be notified by December 10, 2018 and will have one month to accept the grant.

Important Notes

  • Award Communication: All award decisions are communicated via e-mail from the Acton Programs & Education Team. Please ensure this email is on your safe recipient list to ensure timely delivery.
  • Application Submission: Applications must be submitted electronically.
  • Limited Funding: Since this is a competition in which many worthy applicants participate, no one should presume funding.
  • Performance Assessment: Like similar organizations, the Acton Institute does not enter into discussions with unsuccessful applicants concerning the particular reasons for their denial.
  • Eligibility: Only faculty working at universities, colleges, or seminaries within the USA or Canada may apply for these grants.
  • Program Questions: Additional questions may be sent to the Acton Programs & Education Team.
  • Legal: All qualified individuals will be considered for The Good Society grant program without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, religious affiliation, or disability. Award decisions by the Acton Institute are final and are not subject to appeal.