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CBD Funding for Division II and Division III Projects

Did you know that you can apply to CBD for up to $2000 toward the cost of materials and supplies for your divisional work?

Since 2003, CBD has supported student research, funded students to work with faculty at Hampshire and the Five Colleges, and helped send students to internships, placements, and conferences throughout the United States and abroad. Students from all five of Hampshire's schools are invited to apply for CBD support.

Students can apply for funding to perform research and undertake projects that explore the intersections of culture, mind/brain and human growth, and development. Each focus is different, and projects range from the study of neuroscience and dance, to an exploration of cross-cultural perspectives on reproductive health, an examination of gendered play preferences in children and a film that explores the feeling of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Grantees receive funds to support costs such as travel, housing, program fees, supplies, and equipment.

CBD accepts proposals for divisional projects in the fall and spring semesters.

This fall, we have two grant deadlines:

Division III students can now apply to our early decision deadline, Monday, September 30.

Our regular deadline is Monday, October 21; both Div II and Div III students can apply at that time.

Proposals should be handed in to the Cognitive Science office in Adele Simmons Hall. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Download the application form here or email CBD for an application. You can also pick up a copy of the guidelines and application from the Schools of Cognitive Sciences; Critical Social Inquiry; Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts; and Natural Sciences.

CBD offers a grants info session every fall and spring. Email us for dates and times.

All students looking for grant proposal tips are welcome at the sessions, even if you're not applying for a grant from CBD. You are strongly encouraged to attend a session prior to submitting your application. You are also encouraged to speak with a CBD Steering Committee member, CBD director, or assistant director prior to submitting your proposal.

How to Apply for Funding

Read "Understanding CBD"

Take a look at the guidelines for CBD funding:

  • Are you in good academic standing?
  • Are you in an advanced stage of your Division II work?
  • Have you filed for Division III?
  • Will your divisional project engage two of the three components of the study of culture, mind/brain, and human development?
  • Do you need help paying for CBD-related research or field study?
  • If you answered "yes" to some of these questions, CBD funding may be for you!

CBD can fund up to $2000 to cover the cost of these project-related expenses:

  • Materials and supplies
  • Payments to research subjects
  • Small equipment and software (these become property of CBD after your project is finished)
  • Travel expenses for field study projects
  • Housing expenses for field study projects
  • *CBD cannot cover tuition or airfare for Hampshire College short-term field courses or for outside credit-granting summer programs

Still not sure if you should apply for CBD funding?

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