The American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant

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To Foster Understanding and the Exchange of Ideas Between Clergy of all Denominations

The American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant (AMCTG) offers a member of the clergy the opportunity to tour the USA with the aim of fostering understanding and the exchange of ideas.

Who can apply?

The grant is offered to a member of the clergy, from any denomination, resident in the UK.

How much is the grant worth?

The grant is worth £2,000, which can be given to one successful recipient or spread across several, at the discretion of the judging panel.

How can the grant be used?

  • Travel anywhere within the United States, which meets the objectives of the grant. Proposals fulfilling the requirement of developing mutual understanding between British and American clergy are welcome. Past recipients have used the award in a wide range of areas such as: Use of outdoor recreational pastimes for Evangelism; Undocumented immigrant workers in the USA; and parish nursing & health ministry.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to make their own travel arrangements and to organise the itinerary. The tour may last for up to four weeks and must be taken within one year of the award being granted.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to submit a report detailing their experiences when they return.

To see a copy of the report made by Ruben King, the successful applicant in 2018, please see here:

How to apply and deadline for applications

Applications for the 2020 award open in March, deadline for submission of applications is 30 September 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at The Queen's Foundation during November. Please fill in this application form and return it to

The AMCTG award is being administered by The Queen’s Foundation on behalf of the English-Speaking Union (ESU). The ESU continues to manage the funds entrusted to it for this purpose by the American Memorial Chapel Trust Fund, as they have done since 1961.