Since 2003, the Culture, Brain, Development program (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 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, to an examination of gendered play preferences in children, to 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.
***For summer 2021, college sponsorship of domestic travel for academic purposes only will be allowed. Students receiving this funding are expected to adhere to all quarantine or other travel requirements in both their destination and return locations. International college-sponsored travel is still suspended (exceptions will require presidential approval) and therefore funding may only support domestic travel expenses***
CBD accepts proposals for divisional projects in the fall and spring semesters. You can download the application here.
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 or Amy Dryansky, CBD director, prior to submitting your proposal.