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Hampshire Funding for Projects and Internships

SOCIAL CHANGE: Service/Activism/World Studies
Name of Grant Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline

Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC)

Contact: Veronica Bayetti Flores

Summer program offered by the CLPP and Population Development Programs at Hampshire. RRASC gives students the opportunity to work in a social change organization that works for reproductive freedom. $3300 Current and non-graduating students from the Five Colleges may apply to RRASC. February

Hampshire Youth Connect Funding

Contact:
Matthew Haley,
Karina Fernandez

Hampshire Youth Connect Funding is available for Division II and III students who demonstrate a clear commitment to collaborating with community partners and connecting with underserved youth in the area. Examples of funding for projects include: Performances, events, courses, and afterschool events that engage the 4 goals of HYC. The funding is up to $500 allotments based on the scope of the project. Division II and III students February and October

Internship in Inclusive Classrooms at P.S. 6, The Lillie Devereaux Blake School

Contact:
Karina Fernandez

Funded by the Shufro-Stauer gift for Inclusion, The Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning program in partnership with P.S. 6 in Manhattan offers a summer internship. $1200-$2000 Designed for college students interested in special education and inclusion in the public schools. March

Roddenberry Big Impact Grant: Rapid Prototyping and Field Testing

Contact:
Creativity Center

This grant supports the prototyping and field testing of physical products and technologies aimed at addressing specific humanitarian, environmental, and/or socio-economic challenges in the world. Up to $20,000 You must be a current student, faculty member or a Hampshire alum in order to be eligible for this grant. March

Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC) Social Justice Scholars

Contact: Ivana Staiti

CPSC provides grant funding for students interested in interning for organizations involved in social justice/social change work around the country. Info sessions and grant writing workshops will be made available to help students through the application process. Up to $3000 Applicant must be a Division II student on financial aid. April

Human Rights Fund

Contact:
Sue Darlington

This fund was established to support students with demonstrated
financial need doing Division II or III work in the field of human rights and/or social justice.
Up to $1000 Applications for the annual award(s) may be submitted by students studying in any school or field at Hampshire College, so long as the student's research project or field work directly supports, examines, or raises awareness of human rights or social justice work. April

Iris Barr Internship Award

Contact: CORC

Funding to support an internship with a community-based nonprofit organization. It should involve direct, hands-on work with the local population, and serve recognized needs within the community. The internship must also relate to your academic work and career interests. Up to $2000 Current Hampshire students in good academic standing who are currently receiving financial aid (or can otherwise demonstrate financial need).  April

First Generation College and Students of Color Internship Award

Contact: CORC

The students' internships should relate directly to their academic goals and career interests. Up to $2500 Current Hampshire students in good academic standing who are currently receiving financial aid (or can otherwise demonstrate financial need). 

Must identify either as a first generation college student or a student of color.
April

Professor Emeritus David Smith Internship Award

Contact: CORC

Funding to support field work or an internship in Alaska or another northern region, OR to support an internship with an organization that works with for the environment or indigenous communities in either the United States or the developing world. Up to $2000 Current Hampshire students in good academic standing who are currently receiving financial aid (or can otherwise demonstrate financial need).  April

Lester Mazor Honorific Fund

Contact:
Falguni Sheth,
Marlene Gerber Fried


Assists students by defraying living expenses and related costs for internships with law-related organizations in the U.S. or abroad. The student’s internship must substantially involve legislation, legal advocacy, or legal institutions and be social justice/human rights oriented. Up to $2500 Hampshire College Div II students and students transitioning between Div II and III. The internship should relate to and inform the student’s Division II studies. Those on financial aid will be prioritized. April

Sander Thoenes Division III Research Award

Contact: James Miller

 

Awards for Division III students working in journalism; documentary photography, film, or video; international relations; globalization; peace-building; civil society and human rights. $300-$800 Division III students working in the listed areas. Submit a 1-2 page application and budget with a letter of support from the Division III chair. Applications accepted at any time during the academic year. Award decisions are made in mid-October, end of February, and mid-April. Several awards are made each year.
Earl Ubell Science Information Award

Contact: James Miller
Awards to Division II and Division III students whose work helps to explain science or scientific findings to popular audiences through such means as science and public health reporting; documentary photography, film and video; and fact-based projects that address aspects of science in general. $300-$800 Division II and Division III students working in the mentioned areas. 1-2 page application and budget, with a letter of support from the committee chair. Applications accepted at any time during the academic year. Award decisions are made in mid-October, end of February, and mid-April. Several awards are made each year.

Global Migrations 

Contact: Ivana Staiti

Assists students with the costs of interning for nonprofit, non-governmental organizations concerned with transnational migration, human rights, citizenship, security, and other social justice issues that arise from the movements of persons across national and cultural boundaries. Up to $1000 Hampshire College students at the Division II or III level. April

Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) Student Grants

Contact: Kay Johnson

Funding to support Div II and Div III projects that explore a wide variety of environmental issues in Asia, including their social, economic, and public health impacts in Asia or other areas of the globe. Projects utilizing any disciplinary lens--ranging from environmental chemistry, ecology, microbiology, sustainable design, anthropology, cultural studies, history, and politics--are welcome. Up to $2,500 Hampshire College students at the Division II, or III level.

The deadline for applications is rolling for summer, fall or spring semesters; the application should be submitted at least two months prior to the requested funding period.

Creativity Center Project Grants

Contact: Roxanne Finn
The Creativity Center supports five grant programs that are meant to help students do the most creative work possible across all disciplines. See their website for details: http://sites.hampshire.edu/creativity/student-project-grants/ Varies, up to $600 Hampshire College students at the Division I, II, or III level.

Mid-November
(see website)

CPSC Social Action Fund

Contact: Ivana Staiti

Assists student initiatives and projects that generate significant social impact, and to aid students in developing a plan of action to enact their ideas. See Proposal Guidelines for details. Average award $300-$600 Hampshire College students at the Division I, II, or III level. Rolling
RESEARCH
Name of Grant Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline
Tim Harkness Fund for Invention

Contact: Roxanne Finn
Awards for innovative work in applied design and invention, especially in the field of renewable energy. Can include the cost of raw materials/equipment as well as research, testing, and travel. Average award of approximately $500, but ranging up to $2000 Undergraduates as well as alumni of Hampshire as well as the Five Colleges. Early October and February

Div III Critical Social Inquiry Grant

Contact: Annie Rogers

Funds support Division III research for students in social science. Varies Application must include a description of what you want the money for. Be sure to show the importance of the proposed research to your Division III project. A copy of your Division III contract, a proposed budget, and a letter of support from your Division III chair (who must be a faculty member in the School of Social Science). Mid-October

David Smith Endowment Fund

Click here for application

Contact: Michele Hardesty

Supports Division III research in American Studies. This grant can support travel, buying books, photocopying, and other expenses incurred in the Division III process. $200-$250 Div III students doing: Interdisciplinary projects that study American national and transnational formations and identities.
Projects concerning Africana studies, queer studies, borderlands studies, and the study of the U.S. as an empire.
Interdisciplinary studies of U.S. literatures, arts, cultures, religions, histories, economies, politics, and social movements.
Mid October

Larry Beede Southwest Studies Scholarship

Contact: Larry Winship

Supports students conducting projects, research, or field study in the U.S. southwest and Mexico. TBD TBD TBD
Pope Foundation

Contact: Jackie Jeffery
Established to support the special expenses of student projects associated with Division II and III work. Up to $250 Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing. Applications for the fall semester are usually accepted until mid-November
Joshua Reck Memorial Fund

Contact: Jackie Jeffery
Established in memory of Joshua Reck 83F to support the special expences of student projects associated with Division II and III work. Up to $250 Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing. Applications for the fall semester are usually accepted until mid-November

Gregory and Toni Prince Div II and III Award

Contact:  Mary Fahey

Scholarship fund supports student research and travel as well as the purchase of supplies in association with Division III and Division II projects. Up to $250 Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing. Applications for the fall semester are usually accepted until mid-November
CBD Research Award

CBD Internship Award

Contact:  Ryan McLaughlin
Supports independent Div II and Div III research and unpaid internships/ placements across multiple areas, including: neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, and related fields. See the CBD website and/or contact CBD for more information. Covers all proposed travel, housing, and lab fees. Div II or III with a research placement or project proposal Please contact the CBD office for fall and spring semester application deadlines

Denice O’Neill Award for Div III Research and Travel

Contact: 
Joan Barrett

 

Supports Div III work in an area related to one of Denice’s passions: medicine, anthropology, health/medicine, or child studies. The award can cover equipment, supplies, and/or travel and research related expenses. Up to $1500 is available Applicant must be a Division III student in good academic standing; must submit an extensive project proposal. Application materials can be found at NS office. Please contact the NS office for fall and spring semester application deadlines
Samuel Morris Sustainability Endowment Fund

Contact: 
Joan Barrett
Funds support work related to environmental and agricultural sustainability.   $300-$600 Div II and III; student must live on campus and be in good academic standing. Please contact the NS office for fall and spring semester application deadlines
Tara Nelson Award in Holistic Medicine

Contact:
Joan Barrett
Supports Div II or Div III projects that deal with alternative medicine, public health, and the integration of nonwestern medicine into the U.S. healthcare system. Up to $500 Div II or Div III student in good academic standing. Please contact the NS office for fall and spring semester application deadlines
Justine Salton Memorial Fund

Contact:
Joan Barrett
Supports the Div III research of women students. Preference will be given to those working in evolutionary biology or related fields, but applications from women working in other areas are also welcome. $300-$650 Female Div III student in good academic standing. Please contact the NS office for fall and spring semester application deadlines
Dana Meadows Sustainability Endowment Fund

Contact:
Joan Barrett
Supports student research in agricultural sustainability; in particular, projects directly related to the Hampshire Community-Supported Agriculture Program. $200-$400 Div II or Div III student in good academic standing. Please contact the NS office for fall and spring semester application deadlines

Coppinger Fund Grants

Contact: Laura Sizer

 

Supports student and student-faculty collaborative research in the cognitive and biological sciences. Proposals that concern animal behavior, comparative cognition, evolution, ecology, or environmental science are given priority, but the program is not restricted to these areas. Awarded competitively in response to proposals from students and faculty. Awards may be given up to $3000 For student or student-faculty research projects in cognitive or biological sciences. Funds can be used for equipment,
travel to field sites, supplies, or other direct research expenses.
Applications are accepted in early October and early April

Cognitive Science Student Research

Contact: Laura Sizer

 

Supports student research and student research presentations at academic conferences in cognitive science. Payments to research participants, equipment, supplies, and travel have been supported. Variable Must have a letter of sponsorship from a CS faculty member. Must have IRB approval for human subjects research. Proposals should follow Coppinger Fund guidelines, which can be modified in consultation with the dean of CS. Rolling
HUMANITIES/ARTS
Name of Grant   Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline
Jewish Studies Academic Grants

Contact: Rachel Rubenstein
Awards to fund academic student projects that can be used to fund research; travel; conference travel and registration; or materials and support. Up to $200 Division II or Division III research  in areas relating to Jewish studies. A letter of support from your committee is required. Click here to download the application (pdf). Mid-February

Harris-Veit Artists' Grant

Contact: Bill Brayton and Thom Haxo

 

This fund was established to help defray the cost of producing a body of art work and producing a gallery exhibition for Division III students concentrating in Studio Art. Funds may be used for materials, equipment, publicity, research, and costs associated with the art opening.

 

TBD Division III students concentrating in studio arts at Hampshire College. December 1

Stoddard Scholarship for Writing

Contact: Nell Arnold

Stipend to support a deserving IA creative writing concentrator in a summer writing project. This year’s topic is short fiction. $1500

Students do not apply for this award. It is given to a deserving student each year by the IA faculty.

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Music Lesson Endowment

Contact: Becky Miller
Grants to students concentrating in music to be applied to music lessons.  TBD Hampshire College students at the Division II or III level concentrating in music. Rolling. Yearly cycle begins in September.

Language Learning Grant

Contact: Jimena Valdivia

This grant will provide you with free access to an exclusive beta version of Fluenz, a language-learning software designed by a Hampshire alum. http://www.fluenz.com/ Access to Fluenz software usually costs up to $400 Open to current Hampshire College students. Contact Jimena at the World Language Enrichment and Acquisition Office (WLEA) for information on how to apply. October 15, 2012
I.I. Olicker Memorial Fund

Contact: Amy Putnam
Award to the student who wins a competition for writing and performing a
3-5 minute humorous monologue. 
 $100 The annual contest is open to any student who enters. April TBD
(check Theatre Program to see announcement of date)
Elaine Mayes Fund

Contact: Jackie Hayden or
Bill Brand
Grants to students to support Div. III projects in film, photography, and video.  Varies Div. III students concentrating in film, photography, and video October

Stephen Blos Memorial Photography Grant

Contact: Jackie Hayden or Bill Brand

Established in memory of Stephen Blos 76S, this fund supports student projects in photography or filmmaking at the Division II or Division III level. Varies Div. II or III students concentrating in photography or filmmaking. TBD
Tom Joslin Grant

Contact: Jackie Hayden or Bill Brand
Established in memory of faculty member Tom Joslin, to support Division III film/video projects. Varies Div. III students concentrating in film or video. TBD

Tom Joslin Internship Award

Contact: CORC

 

Established in memory of faculty member Tom Joslin, to support student internships in the entertainment industry. Varies Current Hampshire students in good academic standing who are currently receiving financial aid (or can otherwise demonstrate financial need). Early April

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Internship Grant

Contact: CORC

Grant to support internships in theatrical motion picture production. $625 (Varies every year) Current Hampshire students in good academic standing. Must be returning to Hampshire upon completion of the internship (graduating students are not eligible). Must have an internship focused on theatrical motion picture production. Internships related to all aspects of film or video production intended for the big screen (including animation, narrative, and documentary film) are eligible. Internships focused on television or the Internet will not be considered. Early April
OTHER: Federal Student Loan
Name of Grant   Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline
Federal Student Loan

Contact: Andy Korenewsky
Students may be able to take out a loan or maximize a current loan in order to complete a project or internship. Generally a maximum of $5500-$7500. Many factors are considered.

All students who are U.S. citizens or green card holders are eligible for federal student loans. Contact Hampshire's loan counselor to inquire about a loan to help with an academic project or internship. Students may need to complete a FAFSA, submit tax info, sign promissory note, go through short online counseling; if you already applied for financial aid, this may be complete.

End of April (to receive funding for summer)
OTHER: Outdoor Leadership
Name of Grant   Description Award Eligibility Application Deadline
Kathy-Kyker-Snowman Outdoor Leader Training Fund for Women

Contact: Bob Garmirian
The fund provides grants to support young women in their efforts to enhance their outdoor skills. Generally a maximum of $500

Open to women who are students in the Five Colleges who have a demonstrated
interest in teaching in the outdoors.  

Early May
Outdoors Program Scholarship

Contact: Bob Garmirian
Supports the participation by students of limited financial means with the costs associated in participating in OPRA excursions. Varies Students receiving financial aid with previous participation in the OPRA program who have attended the initial meeting for their intended trip and given the deposit. Early fall (See OPRA website for listing of various trips and meetings)
 
 

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