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This section includes several categories of events: 1) Conference workshops led by Transforming Chaplaincy representatives (where you can also get further information about Fellowships, CPE Curriculum Grants, and Online Education); 2) Information about our Fellowships and CPE Curriculum Grant programs and application processes; and 3) Details about our forthcoming Online Education. Check back for updates or sign up for our email list to receive notifications of upcoming events.


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Winter/Spring 2017

ACPE Webinar Series: Advancing Chaplaincy – Learning to Think & Act Strategically

ACPE Academy is hosting 4 hour-long webinars in Winter-Spring 2017 to help leaders and emerging leaders in professional chaplaincy and chaplaincy education develop and strengthen their ability to think strategically about advancing chaplaincy both at the level of the profession and at the level of their institution. For more details and to register, visit ACPE Academy. We also posted information on our Strategic Planning Webinars. Videos of the webinars and resources are being added after each webinar.

February 2017

Henry Luce Foundation Grant Awarded to ACPE

In its recent grant cycle, the Directors of the Henry Luce Foundation approved a 3-year grant of $275,000 to ACPE, Inc. to support the assessment of healthcare chaplaincy education.  In this project, Assessing & Reimaging Chaplaincy Education – The Case of Healthcare, ACPE will work with Wendy Cadge (Brandeis University) and George Fitchett (Rush University Medical Center) to investigate the pedagogical and theological foundations of chaplaincy education in healthcare and develop a strategic conversation with key stakeholders about its future. It is premised on the idea that the educational bases for chaplaincy education are several decades out of date, and that chaplains may be even more in demand in coming years as fewer people belong to religious organizations and can, therefore, turn to local religious leaders in the midst of health crises.

As part of this grant, ACPE is seeking a Research Administrative Coordinator. Details available at this link.

February 2017

Applications for 2nd Round of CPE Curriculum Grants Now Open

The online applications for the second round of CPE Curriculum Development Grants are now available. We will be selecting 32 CPE Centers in the spring of 2017. We can assist folk with their applications and are open to creative collaborations among separate CPE centers. See our webpage for more details: CPE Grants.


CPE Grants Timeline

Activity Cohort 2: CPE Curriculum Development Grants
Application and detailed instructions posted on website October 20, 2016
Application deadline Rolling admission. Please contact Kathryn Lyndes about your interest.
Decision about application Friday, April 14, 2017
Applicant confirms acceptance Friday, May 12, 2017
Check disbursements August 31, 2017



March & April, 2017

Decisions for 2nd Round of Chaplaincy Research Fellowships & CPE Curriculum Development Grants Will Be Announced

Decisions for (8) Round 2 Chaplaincy Research Fellowships will be announced March 15, 2017 and for (32) CPE Curriculum Grants on April 14, 2017.



Fellowships Timeline

Activity Cohort 2: Chaplain Research Fellowships
Application and detailed instructions posted on website October 20, 2016
Application deadline Friday, January 6, 2017
Decision about application Friday, March 15, 2017
Applicant confirms acceptance Friday, April 14, 2017
Check disbursements August 31, 2017

Fall 2017

Free, On-Line Course to Be Offered

All members of the following professional chaplaincy organizations (Neshama—the Association for Jewish Chaplains, the National Association for Catholic Chaplains, the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Association for Professional Chaplains) are invited to participate in a free online course titled Religion, Spirituality, and Health: An Introduction to Research that will be offered at no cost through Virginia Commonwealth University.

The course will be offered four times. The dates are set for the first two offerings:

Fall, 2017:  September 18 to November 6

During Session 1, the class will meet synchronously three times on Tuesdays on the following dates:

Week 1 (September 18)

Week 6 (October 24)

Week 8 (November 7)

At the following time:

3:00-4:00 pm Eastern

2:00-3:00 pm Central

1:00-2:00 pm Mountain

Noon-1:00 pm Pacific

Please sign up only if you can meet all three of these times.

Spring, 2018:  January 22 to March 12

We will keep you posted as further details become available.

This course is made possible by matching funds from the four professional chaplaincy associations listed above. Each of these organizations recognizes participation in the online course toward chaplains’ annual required continuing education.