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Natural Science Grants and Funds

Luce Grant Funds Research
Luce Grant Funds Research

$400,000 Luce Grant Funds Research, Cultural Connections

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Laser Ablation System to Support Research

Hampshire College awarded a $120,000 National Science Foundation Grant

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Grant Awarded for Purchase of Scientific Equipment

Hampshire College awarded a 2014 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG)

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Faculty, Staff, and Institutional Grants in the Natural Sciences

(Present to 2005)

  • George I. Alden Trust, 2014: $140,000 for science equipment and renovations, Megan Dobro, Charles Ross, and Jason M. Tor, Co-PIs.
  • Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE), 2014: $400,000 implementation grant, "Beyond Sustainable Agriculture to Sustainable Communities," Kay Johnson, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Brian Schultz, Kimberly Chang, and Sue Darlington, Co-PIs.
  • Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program (PCMNCG), 2014: $9,000, Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • Keck Geology Consortium, 2012: $40,000 to support, "A Geobiological Approach to Understanding Dolomite Formation at Deep Springs Lake, CA," Jason M. Tor and David Jones (Amherst College), Co-PIs.
  • Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE), 2012: $50,000 exploration grant, Kay Johnson, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Brian Schultz, Kimberly Chang, and Sue Darlington, Co-PIs.
  • Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 2011: $10,000 Undergraduate Analytical Research Program Award, Summer Research in Analytical Chemistry, Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • NASA, 2011: $100,000 to UIUC, subgrant $16,000 to ISIS institute at school of NS, NIAC phase I, "Entanglement-assisted Communication System for NASA's Deep-Space Missions: Feasibility Test and Conceptual Design," Prof. H Bernstein.National Science Foundation, 2010: $441,550, "DUE - S-STEM: Attracting and Retaining Promising Transfer Students into STEM Fields," Jaime Davila and Chris Jarvis, Co-PIs.
  • National Science Foundation, 2009: $340,830 to support "Use of Diagnostic Question Clusters to improve student reasoning in introductory biology courses," Charlene D'Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2009: $119,908, "MRI-R2: Acquisition of a 213 nm UV Laser Ablation System to Advance Micro Spatial Trace Element Research and Research Training Across Fields," Dula Amarasiriwardena, PI.
  • Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, 2009: $50,000 for Hampshire's Environmental Studies and Sustainability Program.
  • James Underwood Crockett Agricultural Technology Growth Fund, 2009: $1,800, mini-grant to supplement SARE grant proposal project using Hampshire cows for yogurt and cheese production/working with local dairy farmers, Christopher Jarvis, PI.
  • NASA, 2009: $68,000 for "Deep GALEX Observations of Stripped Spiral Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster," Hugh Crowl, PI.
  • National Science Foundation, 2009: $372,502, "Evolution and Islam: Acceptance of biological evolution and perspectives on science & religion among Muslim physicians and medical students," Salman Hameed, PI.
     
  • National Science Foundation, 2009: $450,000, "MRI: Acquisition of an RFID Testbed Using Renewable Energy for Object Identification and Habitat Monitoring,” Charles Ross and Kevin Fu, Co-PI's.
  • The Whiting Foundation, 2009: $13,360 includes award to Charles Ross to support his research on using variation in fritillary butterflies (Speyeria) to understand speciation.
  • Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants Program (PCMNCG), 2008: $10,000, Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • Northeast SARE Farmer/Grower Grant: 2008: $4,271, awarded to vegetable grower Nancy Hanson for her proposal "Perimeter and Internal Trap Cropping in Organic Winter Squash," with Brian Schultz and Ruth Hazzard.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2008: $50,000 to sponsor "Darwin and Evolution in the Muslim World," conference, Salman Hameed, principal investigator.
  • The Whiting Foundation, 2008: $5,600 support to Jason Tor for his research on geomicrobiology in the Mojave desert.
  • SARE (Sustainable Agriculture), 2008: $5,000 for research on research on organic control of cucumber beetle with perimeter and additional internal trap crops, Brian Schultz, principal investigator; with Nancy Hanson and Ruth Hazzard.
  • National Science Foundation, 2008: $13,600 for Workshop: Training and Mentoring for Theoretical Physics Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. Herb Bernstein, principal investigator.
  • Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, 2008: $34,000 for Summer Math Studies support (David Kelly, director)
  • National Science Foundation, 2008: $132,962 for CCLI proposal, "Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses." Charlene D'Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $924,974 for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Proposal: Svalbard, Iceland, Steve Roof, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $25,805 for CCLI proposal "Discovering Science Through Fermentation: Equipment for an Investigative Approach," Jason Tor and Chris Jarvis, principal investigators.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $31,900, subaward for Development and Operation of National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program project, Charlene D'Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $25,000 subaward for RUI-Research Opportunity Award, Larry Winship, principal investigator.
  • Research Corporation, 2007: $34,909 Cottrell Young Investigator award for junior faculty member in the physical sciences, Rayane Moreira, principal investigator.
  • Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, 2007: $10,000, for summer research project for students, Dula Amarasiriwardena, principal investigator.
  • Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, 2007: $34,000, to support Summer Studies in Math program (David Kelly, director)
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, 2006: $29,441 research subaward for astronomy observation and data analysis, Salman Hameed, principal investigator.
  • The Mathematical Association of America, 2007: $3,000 for Summer Studies in Math (David Kelly, director)
  • National Science Foundation, 2007: $21,500 supplement to "Diagnostic Question Clusters to Improve Student Reasoning and Understanding in General Biology Courses," for workshop, Charlene D'Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2006: $44,480 for Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) proposal for an ultracentrifuge, equipment essential to faculty and student research in microbiology, environmental microbiology, and immunology, Jason Tor and Chris Jarvis, principal investigators.
  • National Science Foundation, 2006: $10,000, Workshop to Develop a Biology and Ecology Misconceptions Inventory, Charlene D'Avanzo, principal investigator.
  • Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation, 2006: $19,729 towards support of Chris Cianfrani's research in Moscow, Idaho, investigating stream and river ecosystems.
  • Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE), 2006: $5,258 for Farmer/Grower Grant, "Winter squash perimeter trap cropping for the organic grower," Nancy Hanson, Brian Schultz, Ruth Hazzard.
  • National Science Foundation, 2006: $6,880 REU supplement for student researchers' conference travel, Debra Martin, principal investigator.
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (Stonyfield Farm), 2005: $31,155 for WIC/CSA project of the Farm Center. Elizabeth Conlisk and Nancy Hanson, principal investigators.
  • Massachusetts Water Resources (subcontract through University of Massachusetts), 2005: $8,264 (subcontract value) for watershed ecology research, Christina Cianfrani, principal investigator.
  • National Science Foundation, 2005: $125,000 Research Experience for Undergraduates renewal for "Feeding the Family in Troubled Times," Debra Martin and Margaret Cerullo, principal investigators.

 

Luce Grant Funds Research
Luce Grant Funds Research

$400,000 Luce Grant Funds Research, Cultural Connections

Learn more

Laser Ablation System to Support Research

Hampshire College awarded a $120,000 National Science Foundation Grant

Learn more

Grant Awarded for Purchase of Scientific Equipment

Hampshire College awarded a 2014 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG)

Learn more

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