Letters of Inquiry for The BTS Center’s Innovation Incubator are Now Being Accepted

The BTS Center invites Letters of Inquiry for its 2017 – 2018 Innovation Incubator program, which supports Cairn and Compass Projects that map the contours of today’s religious and spiritual landscapes, mark creative paths for navigating them, and explore new ideas and insights for nurturing exceptional leadership in contemporary faith communities. Up to $70,000 will be awarded for the 2017 – 2018 funding cycle.

The pool of grant money will most likely be divided between larger projects (each of which will receive up to $20,000) and smaller projects (each of which will receive up to $5,000). Cairn and Compass projects are equally eligible for the larger grants – but the amount of requested grant money should be commensurate with a project’s size and scope.

Submission dates are as follows: 

  • January 27, 2017Initial Letters of Inquiry Due
  • February 24, 2017: Invitations to the Full Application Cycle are Sent Out
  • March 31, 2017: Full Applications Due
  • End of April 2017: Applicants Notified about Funding Decisions
A link to the application portal and Letter of inquiry guidelines are available on the Innovation Incubator web page.