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 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.

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

  • CBD Spring 2024 Grant applications are due Monday, January 29, 2024.

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

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?