Faculty Grants 2013-14
Donna Cohn, assistant professor of applied design in the School for Interdisciplinary Arts, has been awarded $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Cohn's pearl millet thresher was chosen as one of the Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges Explorations projects that addresses "Labor Saving Innovations for Women Smallholder Farmers." Read more about Professor Cohn's work with the pearl millet thresher here.
Sarah Partan, associate professor of animal behavior in the School of Cognitive Sciences, has been awarded $10,000 from the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation to support community-based research into the role of environmental change in the evolution of animal communication. Read more about Professor Partan's work here.
Lee Spector, professor of computer science in the School of Cognitive Sciences, has been awarded $42,000 from the National Science Foundation for his Human-Competitive Evolutionary Computation project. Read more about Dr. Spector's project here.
Institutional Grants 2013-14
The Association of American Colleges and Universities' (AAC&U) Bringing Theory to Practice program awarded Hampshire College a $1,000 Seminar Grant.
The Kendall Foundation awarded $50,000 to Hampshire College to support our 100% Local Food Challenge, a component of Hampshire's Healthy Food Transition.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a Library Preservation Assistance Grant of $5,765 to the Hampshire College Archives.
The Wallace Global Fund awarded $25,000 to the College to support the conference, "Intentionally Designed Endowment: Aligning Your Investment Portfolio with your Environmental, Social, and Governance Goals," which will be held in April 2014.
The Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program has received $10,000 from the Mary Wohlford Foundation, $10,127 from the Institute for International Education, and $25,000 from the Huber Foundation for general operating support.
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