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Applications for NS Endowed Funds are accepted only ONCE per semester, rather than on a rolling basis. Application deadlines are firm.
Supports Division II and Division III student research in agricultural sustainability; in particular, projects directly related to the Hampshire Community-Supported Agriculture Program. Award range: Approximately $200-$400. Faculty contact: Brian Schultz
Supports Division II and III research and internships. The proposed student research, project, or internship must relate to at least one of Denice's passions: medicine, anthropology, woman and child health and health care, or child studies. Award range: Up to $1500. Faculty contact: Pamela Stone, chair; Elizabeth Conlisk; and Cynthia Gill
Supports Division II and Division III student research in all areas of the natural sciences. Also supports students traveling to scientific conferences at which student is presenting. Award range: approximately $250-$500. Faculty contact: Steve Roof
Supports the research of women Division III students, though Division II students will be considered. Preference will be given to those working in evolutionary biology or related fields, but applications from women working in other areas are also welcome. Award range: approximately $300-$600. Faculty contact: Charles Ross
Supports Division II and Division III student research in the greater southwest (including the U.S. southwest and Mexico). Commitment to working on SW issues as evidenced by previous or current coursework desirable. Award range: Up to $400. Faculty contact: Steve Roof
This fund, established in honor of Professors Emeriti Merle Bruno, Nancy Lowry, and Ann McNeal, will support underrepresented students in science. Award range: $200-$400. Faculty contact: Steve Roof
Supports Division II and Division III student research in environmental and agricultural sustainability. Award range: Approximately $300-$600. Faculty contact: Steve Roof
Supports Division II and Division III student research projects in the southwest. Student research at the intersection of environmental and cultural issues and commitment to working on SW issues as evidenced by previous or current coursework desirable. Award range: Up to $1000. Faculty contact: Steve Roof
Supports Division II and Division III student research dealing with alternative medicine, public health, and the integration of non-Western medicine with the U.S. healthcare system. Award range: Up to $500. Faculty contact: Christopher Jarvis
Applications are due Friday, October 14, 2016, by 4 p.m. Submit application items by enrolling in the Fall 2016 NS Student Endowed Fund Awards course at cws.hampshire.edu using your Hampshire user name and password and uploading the necessary documents by the application deadline. You must complete the Fall 2016 Student Endowed Fund Award application, submit your proposal, using the guidelines outlined below, and provide the necessary supporting documentation.
The following sections are included in the application:
1. Personal Information.
2. Budget Substantiation. Necessary project-related costs are eligible for funding. These include materials, supplies, small equipment or software (all become the property of Hampshire College at the conclusion of the research), payments to research subjects, and travel expenses for field study (with field study leave or full enrollment). You will be asked to provide the following information:
3. Additional Sources of Funding. Please list all other funding sources that you are seeking or have received funding from. List your project title, the names of the funding sources, dollar amounts requested or received, and dates of your applications.
4. Letter of Support. Please request a letter of support from your Division III chair (Division III students) or Division II chair (Division II students) or your research supervisor, stating your academic strengths and weaknesses, the appropriateness of this project for Division III or Division II, and approval of the budget. Ask the chair to e-mail the letter to Christine Speek, firstname.lastname@example.org, by the application deadline, and indicate who you've requested the letter from and the date of your request on the application.
Please note that once you start filling out the application, it will automatically be saved so you can return to it at any point to complete it by returning to the application link at cws.hampshire.edu. Once it is submitted, however, you cannot retrieve your application to make changes.
A detailed funding proposal addressed to a general academic audience (12 point font, 2 page maximum, single-spaced), must include the following elements:
Once you have written your proposal, you must upload it in PDF format to cws.hampshire.edu before the deadline.
The following components must be combined into a single PDF document and uploaded to cws.hampshire.edu:
Students who receive an award are expected to write a brief (1 page) report at the end of the project, summarizing their findings and describing how the funds were spent. The reports should be submitted to cws.hampshire.edu. In addition, awardees are encouraged to inform the NS Office of any presentations or first-authored publications that result from the work, so that we can post an abstract on our website. Finally, in ten or so years after graduation, awardees are welcome to return to Hampshire to talk to current students about their fabulous careers!
CORC has a complete list of funding for students.