Faculty Grants and Fellowships 2014-15
Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, assistant professor of African studies, was awarded a $20,000 post-Ph.D. research grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the project, "Slavers in the Family: The Archaeology of the Slaver in Eighteenth Century Gold Coast." Read more about Professor Engmann's project here.
Uzma Aslam Khan, assistant professor of fiction writing, was awarded a $6,000 fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to assist her in writing the novel, Undertow. Set during the 1930's British Raj, Undertow will explore the life of a woman political prisoner, from her role in the independence movement to her arrest and subsequent deportation to the British Indian penal colony.
Lee Spector, professor of computer science, was awarded a $5,000 grant from Google Education and the University Relations of Tides Foundation for the Google CS Engagement Small Awards Program. This grant will support the re-envisioning of Dr. Spector's "Programming for Science" course.
Hope Tucker, assistant professor of video and film, was awarded a $5,054 fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, which will support research of a nuclear accident in Southern Spain, resulting in a long-form experimental documentary called Palomares.
Institutional Grants 2014-15
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded two grants to the College: a $65,000 planning grant for the Library Learning Commons and a $300,000 grant to continue the program, Bridge to Retirement: Facilitating Intergenerational Change.
The James Baldwin Scholars Program received two grants from the William C. Bullitt Foundation ($10,000) and the Breaking the Cycle Foundation ($20,000).
The Kendall Foundation awarded $250,000 to Hampshire College to support our 100% Local Food Challenge, a component of Hampshire's Healthy Food Transition.
Hampshire College was the recipient of a National Science Foundation subcontract from Holyoke Community College for the program, Advanced Technological Education. The project focuses on applying the knowledge of clean energy technology to the agricultural sector, with all Hampshire activities, led by Dr. Beth Hooker, taking place at the Farm Center.
The Princess Grace Foundation awarded $1,200 to the Film/Photo/Video program.
The Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program has received grants from the Demartini Foundation ($5,000), Ettinger Foundation, ($5,000), the Ms. Foundation ($10,000), the Mary Wohlford Foundation ($15,000), Anderson-Rogers Foundation ($20,000), Huber Foundation ($25,000), Foundation for a Just Society ($50,000), and the Gund Foundation ($50,000) for general operating support.