Recipients of                                                               Grants from the CBA

 Grants from the CBA


n the summer of 2024, a total of $118,182 was awarded through the Grants from the CBA program for the following fifteen CBA member projects that the Committee on Research Support recommended:

  • $7,500 to Olegs Andrejev (Loyola University Chicago) forThe Minor Agreements 1830-2025 database  

  • $1,500 to Najeeb T. Haddad (Notre Dame of Maryland University) for East Meets West: Orthodox Biblical Interpretation and the Historical Critical Method

  • $5,000 to Charles Hughes-Huff (Sacred Heart Seminary & School of Theology) for Integrating Historical and Theological Exegesis: Retrospect and Prospect Colloquium

  • $10,000 to Samuel Klumpenhouwer (Independent Scholar) for The Glossa Ordinaria on Exodus: The Great Medieval Bible Commentary

  • $10,000 to Scott D. Mackie (Chapman University) for Seeing God in Philo of Alexandria: Contemplative Ascent and Mystical Visionary Experience

  • $9,220 to Candida R. Moss (University of Birmingham) for Enslaved Workers and Early Christian Literature: A Digital Database

  • $4,000 to James Nati (Santa Clara University) for The Beginning of Scripture: Writing, Truth, and Presence in Early Judaism

  • $8,000 to Melanie Peetz (Hochschule Sankt Georgen) for Feminist Commentary on the Book of Exodus 

  • $2,000 to Daniel Pioske (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota) for David at Hebron: Reading the Book of Samuel Among the Ruins

  • $4,170 to Timothy B. Sailors (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) for The Earliest History and Characteristics of Ancient Armenian Translations of Biblical Materials: Textual Evidence and Critical Studies 

  • $5,000 to Alexander Salakpi (University of Ghana) for PanAfrican Association of Catholic Exegetes 21st Biennial Congress, Accra, Ghana, 2024

  • $14,792 to Kirsten Schäfers (University of Bonn) for In the Borderlands: Negotiating Boundaries in Num 25

  • $7,000 to Eileen Schuller, O.S.U. (McMaster University) for A Commentary on 1QHa, The Thanksgiving Scroll

  • $15,000 to Kevin Scott (Baylor University) for Disability and the Prophetic Witness in the Book of the Twelve

  • $15,000 to Christopher Skinner (Loyola University Chicago) for Anchor Yale Commentary (The Gospel of Thomas) 

CBA is grateful to the Committee members for their work in reviewing and recommending the grant proposals: Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Mary R. D'Angelo, Susanne Scholz, Amy-Jill Levine, Linda M. Maloney, Harry P. Nasuti, vanThanh Nguyen, S.V.D., and Jean-Pierre Ruiz (Chair).

In addition to the 2024-25 Grants from the CBA, at its Spring Meeting the Executive Board awarded $2,500 to the 2024 Pan African Association of Catholic Exegetes Congress and $5,000 to the III International Biblical Studies Congress. 


In the summer of 2023, the the Executive Board approved $68,664.84 in funding for the following ten CBA member projects that the Committee on Research Support recommended:

  • $3,015 to Mary Ann Beavis, St. Thomas More College, for Travel to Bilbao, Spain for
     The Bible and Women Symposium

  • $3,650 to Melanie Peetz, Hochschule Sankt Georgen, for Emotions in Biblical Texts and
      in Near Ancient Iconography

  • $4,000 to Kelly Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward's University, for The Reception of 1 Maccabees in African Contexts

  • $5,000 to Jeremiah Coogan, Jesuit School of Theology, for Reimagining Gospel Literature

  • $5,000 to Ki-Eun Jang, Fordham University, for Native Outsiders: Biblical Canaanites, Scribalism,
      and Historicizing 'Otherness'

  • $5,500 to Candida Moss, University of Birmingham, for Enslaved Literate Workers and Christian Book Culture

  • $7,000 to Hugo Méndez, University of North Carolina,  for The Invented Disciple of Jesus: A New History of the Gospel and Letters of John

  • $8,500 to Luis Menéndez-Antuña, Boston University, for Historiographies of Pain, Galatians 4, Enslavement, Inheritance, and Flesh

  • $12,000 to Martin C. Albl, Independent Scholar, for  The Jerusalem Church and the Earliest Jesus Traditions

  • $15,000 to Ahida Pilarski, Saint Anselm College, and Fernando F. Segovia, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, for The Oxford Handbook for Latinx and Latin American  Biblical Interpretation

CBA is grateful to the Committee members for their work in reviewing and recommending the grant proposals: C. Clifton Black, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Bradley Gregory, Amy-Jill Levine, Harry P. Nasuti, Anathea Portier-Young, (Chair), Jean-Pierre Ruiz, and Susanne Scholz .


In the summer of 2022, the the Executive Board approved $52,457 in funding for the following six CBA member projects that the Committee on Research Support recommended:

  • $4,167 to Mark A. Awabdy for Abraham in Canaan: Reading Genesis 15:6; 17:1, and 22:8-14
    in a Canaanite Literary

  • $5,000 to James W. Barker for John the Synoptics: Writing and Rewriting the Gospel 

  • $8,000 to Bryan R. Dyer for 3 Maccabees: A Critical Commentary

  • $6,500 to Luis Menéndez-Antuña for Historiographies of Pain, Galatians 4, Enslavement, Inheritance, and Flesh

  • $18,790 to Malka Z. Simkovich for To Our Brothers: Letter Writing and the Creation of Jewish Diaspora

  • $10,000 to Jaime L. Waters for Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Jeremiah 

CBA is grateful to the Committee members for their work in reviewing and recommending the grant proposals: Joachim Eck, Amy-Jill Levine, Anathea Portier-Young, Jean-François Racine (chairperson), Jean-Pierre Ruiz, and Pauline Viviano.


In the summer of 2021, the the Executive Board approved $65,750 in funding for the following six CBA Committee on Research Support recommended to  the following six projects to receive Grants from the CBA program:

  • $25,000 to Anthea Portier-Young, Duke Divinity School, for research leading to the publication of “Prophecy in the Body: Experience, Affect, Action, Interaction”

  • $10,000 to Sandra Schneiders, I.H.M., Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University Emerita, for completing work necessary to publish “Risen Jesus, Cosmic Christ: The Resurrection of Jesus as Foundation of Contemporary Spirituality and Ministry”

  • $15,000 to Angela Kim Harkins, Boston College School of Theology & Ministry. for research leading to the publication of “Reading Ancient Apocalypses with New Eyes”

  • $4,250 to Malka Zeiger Simkovich, Catholic Theological Union, towards the publication of “Open your Heart to his Law: Charting the Judean-Diasporan Relationship in Antiquity”

  • $6,500 to Kevin B. McCrudenGonzaga University, toward the publication of “Hebrews: The Priestly Christology of Jesus and His Humanity”

  • $5,000 to Jaime L. Waters, DePaul University, for work toward the publication of  “Ancient and Modern Perspectives on the Book of Jeremiah.”

CBA is grateful to the Commttee members for their deliberation: Joachim Eck, Maria Pasuzzi,  Jean-François Racine  Gregory E. Sterling (chairperson), and Pauline Viviano.

In addition, the CBA Executive Committee granted $3,000 to Ahida Calderón PilarskiSaint Anselm College, on behalf of the Second Congress in Biblical Studies in Latin America, entitled “Fraternidad y Sororidad desde la Biblia: Aproximaciones Textuales, Contextuales e Intertextuales desde la Hermenéutica Bíblica Latinoamericana” (“Fraternity and Sorority in the Bible: Textual, Contextual, and Intertextual Approaches from Latin American Biblical Hermeneutics”).


The first project  to be sponsored under the Grants from the CBA program:

  • $9,240 to Susanne Scholz, Perkins School of Theology, for “The Geopolitics of Archeology in the Holy Land: Four Case Studies,” – an investigation of four archaeological sites in Israel/Palestine (Tel Shiloh, the City of David, Tel Rumeida/Hebron, Tel Balata/Shechem).