Mini grantAmerican and Canadian college faculty: Acton is accepting proposals for mini-grants on free market economics. If you’re a professor or you know of a professor teaching in the United States or Canada, be sure to visit the Mini-Grants page. The deadline to turn in proposals is March 31, 2016 and grants can range from $1,000 to $10,000. Acton is accepting applications for proposals in course development and faculty scholarship.

Interested in applying, but not sure how to get started? Here are some characteristics of a successful grant proposal:

  • Have a clearly defined topic that the project intends to address, and why this is of value to the teaching, scholarship and practice of free-market economics.
  • Have clearly defined objectives.
  • Have a well-defined project budget.
  • Demonstrate that the individual and/or team members have related experience, technical knowledge, scholarly and/or business community networks, and other appropriate resources (intellectual, social, financial) that will contribute to the success of the proposed project.
  • Demonstrate the potential to improve understanding of free market principles.
  • Illustrate how the results will be disseminated throughout the larger academy.

To apply, email your application materials to scholarships@acton.org. For more information and to see a list of previous grant winners, visit Acton’s Mini-Grants on Free Market Economics Page.

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Acton University Ultimate Flash Drive Bundle

Acton University Ultimate Flash Drive Bundle

Own all of the lectures from Acton University on a USB flash drive with this inexpensive bundle.  Valued at $179, these lectures were recorded from Acton University sessions from 2010 to 2014.  The flash drive comes with lectures organized by year and each includes the lecturer and course title in the file name.

Includes plenary lectures from:

Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder of the Acton Institute and author of Defending the Free Market
Metropolitan Jonah
, former Archbishop of Washington, Orthodox Church in America
Michael Novak, author of The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Arthur Brooks
, author of The Road to Freedom
Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran
William McGurn, former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush
Samuel Gregg, author of Becoming Europe and Tea Party Catholic
Bill Pollard, Chairman of Fairwyn Investment Company

Includes lectures from the following popular speakers:

Andreas Widmer, author of The Pope and the CEO
Jordan Ballor, author of Ecumenical Babel and Get Your Hands Dirty
Michael Matheson Miller
, host of the PovertyCure curriculum
Anthony Bradley, author of Keep Your Head Up and Liberating Black Theology
Stephen Grabill
, author of Rediscovering the Natural Law in Reformed Theological Ethics
Victor Claar
, author of Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution
Jonathan Witt
, lead writer for the PovertyCure initiative
Jay Richards
, distinguished fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Peter Greer
, President and CEO of HOPE International

...and more!

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