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CBD Funding for Division II & Division III Projects

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 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, 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.

***Please note, due to COVID-19 protocols, travel for on-site research cannot be funded at this time. ***

CBD accepts proposals for divisional projects in the fall and spring semesters. You can download the application here.

CBD Fall Grant applications are due Monday, November 9, at noon.

The CBD Grants Info session is Thursday, October 29, 4:15-5:30 p.m., via Zoom. 

Please check the Daily Digest or email our office for links.

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.

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 $1,000 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)

Still not sure if you should apply for CBD funding?

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