Master List of Hampshire Grants

For grants in the area of Academic Affairs with a deadline of mid-February (Feb 18, 2022), please submit your proposal using this Academic Affairs application form. Students applying for these grants need to have their faculty member fill out the faculty support form

Summer internship grants that are using the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website are clearly noted and due in early April (April 8, 2022).  Students using this application will also need to have their faculty member fill out the Faculty Support Form and their supervisor at the Internship Site fill out the Organization Support form. Both forms are available at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

For all other funds, email the contact person.

Div II and III: Any Topic

  • CBD Research/Internship Award

    Contact: Cindy Gill
    Description: Supports students in their divisional work through grants that support independent academic projects, research, unpaid internships, and volunteer placements. Student work can take place at Hampshire, or at sites throughout the U.S. and abroad. Student must must be conducting their research and learning through the interdisciplinary lenses of culture, mind/brain, and human growth and development. Support is provided for students working across multiple areas, including, but not limited to science, anthropology, visual art, dance, psychology, philosophy, education, and the humanities. CBD also provides up to $300 to students invited to present their CBD-funded work at professional conferences. For examples of funded projects and internships, see the CBD website.
    Award: $2000-3000. Covers travel, housing, lab fees, and other expenses.
    Eligibility: In good academic standing with a well-conceived placement/internship or research project.See Culture, Brain, and Development Program for up-to-date deadlines and dates for grant-writing workshops.
    Area:  Academic Affairs
    Summer Internship Application: For summer internships, use the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • Ethics and the Common Good Student Project Grants

    Contact: Javiera Benavente
    Description: To support student research that aligns with the mission of the Ethics and the Common Good Project (ECG). ECG supports out-of-classroom learning experiences that contribute to or critically engage with issues regarding the common good, and ethically informed actions, practices, and policies. Through ECG projects and internships, students will develop ways of working and engaging with others on the basis of mutual respect, as they contribute to the common good.
    Award: Up to $500 per student per year
    Eligibility: Funds must be used to support Division II or Division III research-related expenses. The student must be in good academic standing. Awards will not be given for projects that have already been completed.
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Ethics and the Common Good Summer Internship Award

    Contact: Javiera Benavente
    Description: The Ethics and the Common Good Project offers grant funding up to $3,000 to assist current students with the cost of living while interning for a mission-driven organization of their choice. The organization’s mission must be aligned with the Ethics and the Common Good Project’s mission and values, and the proposed internship must be an integral part of the students' academic work. 
    Award: Up to $3000 per student; 10 grants are awarded
    Eligibility: Div II and III students in good academic standing. Priority given to Division II students on financial aid.
    Application: This grant uses the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • Gregory and Toni Prince Div II and III Award

    Contact: Office of the President
    Description: Scholarship fund supports student research and travel as well as the purchase of supplies in association with Division III and Division II projects.
    Award: Up to $250
    Eligibility: Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing.
    Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • James Baldwin Div II and Div III Internship Grant

    Contact: Karina Fernandez
    Description: Assists Division II and III James Baldwin Scholars with the costs of doing an unpaid/underpaid internship that relates directly to the student's academic goals and career interests. Funds are administered by the James Baldwin Scholars Program.
    Award: up to $500 per student; 4-6 grants are awarded.
    Eligibility: Open to Division II and III James Baldwin Scholars.
    Application: This grant uses the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • Joshua Reck Memorial Fund for Div II and III Projects

    Contact: Jackie Jeffery
    Description: Established in memory of Joshua Reck 83F to support the special expenses of student projects associated with Division II and III work.
    Award: Up to $250 Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Pope Foundation for Div II and III projects

    Contact: Jackie Jeffery
    Description: Established to support the special expenses of student projects associated with Division II and III work.
    Award: Up to $250
    Eligibility: Must be Division II or Division III in good academic standing; and in good disciplinary standing.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

Arts, Writing, Design, Music, Performance

  • Harris-Veit Artists' Grant

    Contact: Greg Kline
    Description: 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.
    Award: TBD
    Eligibility: Division III students concentrating in studio arts at Hampshire College.
    Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • I.I. Olicker Memorial Fund

    Contact: Ryder Duffy
    Description: Award to the student who wins a competition for writing and performing a 3-5 minute humorous monologue.
    Award: $100
    Eligibility: The annual contest is open to any student who enters.
    Application Deadline: April TBD (check Theatre Program to see announcement of date)

  • Music Lesson Endowment

    Contact: Rebecca Miller
    Description: To cover the cost of one semester of private instrumental or vocal lessons (12 one-hour lessons). Preference is given to music concentrators.
    Award: TBD
    Eligibility: Hampshire College students at the Division II or III level concentrating in music.
    Application Deadline: Mid-October 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Sander Thoenes Division II and Division III Research Award

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Awards to Division II and III students working in journalism; documentary photography, film, or video; international relations; globalization; peace-building; civil society, and human rights.
    Award: $300-$1000
    Eligibility: Division II and Division III students working in the listed areas. See Application Guidelines.
    Application Deadline: Application information is publicized early in each semester. Award decisions are made in October and in February. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Stoddard Scholarship for Writing

    Contact: Uzma Aslam Khan
    Description: Stipend to support a deserving IA creative writing concentrator in a summer writing project. The genre changes each year.
    Award: Up to $1500
    Eligibility: The application process and award criteria changes each year; to be announced in the Daily Digest in April.

  • Tim Harkness Fund for Invention

    Contact: Cindy Gill
    Description: 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.
    Award: Average award of approximately $500, but ranging up to $2000
    Eligibility: Undergraduates as well as alumni of Hampshire and the Five Colleges.
    Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

Film, Photography, and Video

  • Elaine Mayes Fund

    Contact: Kane Stewart
    Description: Grants to students to support Div III projects in film, photography, and video.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Div III students concentrating in film, photography, and video
    Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Jackie Hayden Fund

    Contact: Kane Stewart
    Description: Established in honor of retired faculty member Jackie Hayden to support Division III photography projects.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Div III students concentrating photography
    Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Stephen Blos Memorial Photography Grant

    Contact: Kane Stewart
    Description: Established in memory of Stephen Blos 76S, this fund supports student projects in photography or filmmaking at the Division II or Division III level.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Div II or III students concentrating in photography or filmmaking.
    Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Tom Joslin Grant

    Contact: Kane Stewart
    Description: Established in memory of faculty member Tom Joslin to support Division III film/video projects.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Div III students concentrating in film or video.
    Application Deadline: Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Tom Joslin Internship Award

    Contact: SPARC
    Description: Established in memory of faculty member Tom Joslin to support students doing creative media internships.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Current Hampshire students in good academic standing. Students who are receiving financial aid or can otherwise demonstrate financial need will be prioritized. Funding is available for any currently enrolled student who is returning to Hampshire in the fall. Students planning to be on leave for the fall must be doing a field study and not taking a leave of absence.
    Application Deadline: Late spring, check website for exact deadline each year.

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Outdoor Leadership and Martial Arts

  • Kathy Kyker-Snowman Outdoor Leader Training Fund for Women

    Contact: Brad King
    Description: The fund provides grants to support young women in their efforts to enhance their outdoor skills.
    Award: Generally a maximum of $500
    Eligibility: Open to women who are students in the Five Colleges who have a demonstrated interest in teaching in the outdoors.
    Application Deadline: Rolling application

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  • Marion Taylor Endowment Fund

    Contact: Brad King
    Description: This endowed fund, established in honor of Marion Taylor, supports the study of budo and related approaches at Hampshire College and will enable the instruction and integration of the practice of different martial arts forms within an interdisciplinary context.
    Award: $300-$800
    Eligibility: Currently enrolled Hampshire students.
    Application Deadline: Rolling application

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  • Outdoors Program Scholarship

    Contact: Brad King
    Description: Supports the participation by students of limited financial means with the costs associated in participating in OPRA excursions.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: 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.
    Application Deadline: Rolling Application

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Environment, Agriculture, Sustainability

  • Smith-Barr Internship Award

    Contact: Sharόn Friedner
    Description: Funding from the Iris Barr and the Professor Emeritus David Smith Internship Awards have been combined to provide one larger award to support an internship with an organization focused on the environment, environmental sustainability, or indigenous communities in either the U.S.A. or the developing world.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Hampshire College students in good academic standing who are currently receiving financial aid (or can otherwise demonstrate financial need). Funding is available for any currently enrolled student who is returning to Hampshire in the fall. Students planning to be on leave for the fall must be doing a field study and not taking a leave of absence.
    Application Deadline: Late spring, check website for exact deadline each year.
    Application: This grant uses the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • Dana Meadows Sustainability Endowment Fund

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research in agricultural sustainability; in particular, projects directly related to the Hampshire Community-Supported Agriculture Program.
    Award: $100-$200
    Eligibility: Div II or III student in good academic standing.
    Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up-to-date application deadlines. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • David Smith Endowment Fund Division III Grant in American Studies

    Contact: Prof. Michele Hardesty
    Description: Division III grants for projects in American Studies can be used for expenses related to project and/or exhibition and distribution.
    Award: $400-$500
    Eligibility: Students must be in their first semester of Division III when they apply, and they must be filed for Division III at the time of application. Applications require a proposed budget and advisor approval. Possible areas of study include: Transdisciplinary studies of U.S. literatures, arts, cultures, religions, histories, economies, politics, and social movements; transdisciplinary projects on U.S./American national, transnational, and hemispheric formations and identities; projects concerning U.S. subjects that use critical lenses such as settler colonial studies, Africana studies, Latinx studies, Asian American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, ethnic studies, queer studies, women's, gender and sexuality studies, media studies, material culture studies, folk and popular culture studies, critical race studies, borderlands studies, disability studies, and/or U.S. empire studies. Follow the application link for more details.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • The Kay Johnson Fund for the Study of China and the Chinese Diaspora

    Contact: Yaniris Fernandez
    Description: This fund was created to honor and continue the legacy of the late Kay Johnson, Professor of Asian Studies and Politics at Hampshire College. Hampshire students are invited to submit proposals for funding to support Division II and Division III related research and community internships that explore interdisciplinary issues related to China, the Chinese diaspora, and exchange between Asia and the U.S. including nationalism, migration, identity, citizenship, gender, family, food security, global health, environmental justice, sustainable communities, as well as the study of Chinese language.  This fund is supported by the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) and welcomes projects related to environmental & agricultural research in Asia.
    Award: Up to $3,000
    Eligibility: Hampshire College students at the Division II, or III level.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Samuel Morris Sustainability Endowment Fund

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research in environmental and agricultural sustainability.
    Award: $300-$600
    Eligibility: Div. II and III; student must live on campus and be in good academic standing.
    Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up-to-date application deadlines. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Tim Harkness Fund for Invention

    Contact: Cindy Gill
    Description: 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.
    Award: Average award of approximately $500, but ranging up to $2000
    Eligibility: Undergraduates as well as alumni of Hampshire and the Five Colleges
    Application Deadline:  Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

Social Change and Activism

  • Community Partnerships for Social Change (CPSC) Social Justice Scholars

    Contact: Mary Bombardier, director
    Description: CoCo provides grant funding for students interested in collaborating with organizations involved in social justice/social change projects around the United States. Information sessions and grant-writing workshops will be made available to help students through the application process.
    Award: Up to $3000
    Eligibility: Applicant must be a Division II student on financial aid.
    Application Deadline: early April
    Application: This grant uses the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • Charley Richardson 70F Award 

    Contact: Sharόn Friedner
    Description: This award provides an opportunity to pursue work related to community organizing and the building of social justice movements in direct collaboration with community members. The award is designed to support activities that involve and/or promote activism and will serve to strengthen the power of those whose voices are essential to changing a harmful status quo.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Available for currently enrolled students who are returning to Hampshire in the fall. Students planning to be on leave for the fall must doing a field study and not a leave of absence.
    Application Deadline: Late spring, check website for exact deadline each year.
    Application: This grant uses the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • David Smith Endowment Fund Division III Grant in American Studies

    Contact:Prof. Michele Hardesty
    Description: Division III grants for projects in American Studies can be used for expenses related to project and/or exhibition and distribution.
    Award: $400-$500
    Eligibility: Students must be in their first semester of Division III when they apply, and they must be filed for Division III at the time of application. Applications require a proposed budget and advisor approval. Possible areas of study include: Transdisciplinary studies of U.S. literatures, arts, cultures, religions, histories, economies, politics, and social movements; transdisciplinary projects on U.S./American national, transnational, and hemispheric formations and identities; projects concerning U.S. subjects that use critical lenses such as settler colonial studies, Africana studies, Latinx studies, Asian American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, ethnic studies, queer studies, women's, gender and sexuality studies, media studies, material culture studies, folk and popular culture studies, critical race studies, borderlands studies, disability studies, and/or U.S. empire studies. Follow the application link for more details.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Ethics and the Common Good Division II and III Academic Grants

    Contact: Javiera Benavente
    Description: To support student research that aligns with the mission of the Ethics and the Common Good Project (ECG). ECG supports out-of-classroom learning experiences that contribute to, or critically engage with, issues regarding the common good, and ethically informed actions, practices, and policies. Through ECG projects and internships students will develop ways of working and engaging with others on the basis of mutual respect, as they contribute to the common good.
    Award: Up to $500 per student per year
    Eligibility: Funds must be used to support Division II or Division III research-related expenses. The student must be in good academic standing. Awards will not be given for projects that have already been completed. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Ethics and the Common Good Summer Internship Award

    Contact: Javiera Benavente
    Description: The Ethics and the Common Good Project offers grant funding up to $3,000 to assist current students with the cost of living while interning for a mission-driven organization of their choice. The organization’s mission must be aligned with the Ethics and the Common Good Project’s mission and values, and the proposed internship must be an integral part of the students' academic work. 
    Award: Up to $3000 per student; 8-12 grants are awarded
    Eligibility: Div II and III students in good academic standing. Priority given to Division II students on financial aid.
    Application: This grant uses the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • Human Rights Fund - research project or field work

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: 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.
    Award: Up to $1000
    Eligibility: Applications for the annual award(s) may be submitted by students studying in any 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.
    Application Deadline: Applications for the spring semester are due mid-February. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Law and Society Internship Grant

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Assists students by defraying living expenses and related costs for internships with law-related nonprofit organizations in the U.S.A. or abroad. The student's internship should be social justice-oriented and relate to some aspect of the law, legal institutions, or legislation, though it need not be in a specifically legal setting. The internship should relate to and inform the student's Division II or Division III studies.
    Award: Up to $3000; 2-4 grants may be awarded
    Eligibility: Hampshire College Div II students and students transitioning between Div II and III. Those on financial aid will be prioritized. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC)

    Contact: Marisa Pizii
    Description: Summer program offered by the CLPP and Population Development Programs at Hampshire. RRASC gives students the opportunity to work at reproductive justice and social justice organizations across the country.
    Award: $3500
    Eligibility: Current and non-graduating students from the Five Colleges may apply to RRASC.
    Application Deadline: January 16

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  • Sander Thoenes Division II and Division III Research Award

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Awards to Division II and III students working in journalism; documentary photography, film, or video; international relations; globalization; peace building; civil society, and human rights.
    Award: $300-$1000
    Eligibility: Division II and Division III students working in the listed areas. See Application Guidelines.
    Application Deadline: Application information is publicized early in each semester. Award decisions are made in October and in February. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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Entrepreneurship

  • Tim Harkness Fund for Invention

    Contact: Cindy Gill
    Description: 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.
    Award: Average award of approximately $500, but ranging up to $2000
    Eligibility: Undergraduates as well as alumni of Hampshire and the Five Colleges
    Application Deadline:  Applications for the fall semester are due mid-October. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

Humanities and Social Science

  • Charley Richardson 70F Award

    Contact: Sharón Friedner
    Description: This award provides an opportunity to pursue work related to community organizing and the building of social justice movements in direct collaboration with community members. The award is designed to support activities that involve and/or promote activism and will serve to strengthen the power of those whose voices are essential to changing a harmful status quo.
    Award: Varies
    Eligibility: Open to all current Hampshire College students, including graduating seniors.
    Application Deadline: Late spring, check website for exact deadline each year.
    Application: This grant uses the common application at the Community Commons Summer Grant website.

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  • David Smith Endowment Fund Division III Grant in American Studies

    Contact:Prof. Michele Hardesty
    Description: Division III grants for projects in American Studies can be used for expenses related to project and/or exhibition and distribution.
    Award: $400-$500
    Eligibility: Students must be in their first semester of Division III when they apply, and they must be filed for Division III at the time of application. Applications require a proposed budget and advisor approval. Possible areas of study include: Transdisciplinary studies of U.S. literatures, arts, cultures, religions, histories, economies, politics, and social movements; transdisciplinary projects on U.S./American national, transnational, and hemispheric formations and identities; projects concerning U.S. subjects that use critical lenses such as settler colonial studies, Africana studies, Latinx studies, Asian American studies, Native American and indigenous studies, ethnic studies, queer studies, women's, gender and sexuality studies, media studies, material culture studies, folk and popular culture studies, critical race studies, borderlands studies, disability studies, and/or U.S. empire studies. Follow the application link for more details.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Ethics and the Common Good Division II and III Academic Grants

    Contact: Javiera Benavente
    Description: To support student research that aligns with the mission of the Ethics and the Common Good Project (ECG). ECG supports out of classroom learning experiences that contribute to, or critically engage with, issues regarding the common good, and ethically informed actions, practices, and policies. Through ECG projects and internships students will develop ways of working and engaging with others on the basis of mutual respect, as they contribute to the common good.
    Award: Up to $500 per student per year
    Eligibility: Funds must be used to support Division II or Division III research-related expenses. The student must be in good academic standing. Awards will not be given for projects that have already been completed. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Law and Society Internship Grant

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Assists students by defraying living expenses and related costs for internships with law-related nonprofit organizations in the U.S.A. or abroad. The student's internship should be social justice-oriented and relate to some aspect of the law, legal institutions, or legislation, though it need not be in a specifically legal setting. The internship should relate to and inform the student's Division II or Division III studies.
    Award: Up to $3000; 2-4 grants may be awarded
    Eligibility: Hampshire College Div II students and students transitioning between Div II and III. Those on financial aid will be prioritized. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • The Kay Johnson Fund for the Study of China and the Chinese Diaspora

    Contact: Yaniris Fernandez
    Description: This fund was created to honor and continue the legacy of the late Kay Johnson, Professor of Asian Studies and Politics at Hampshire College. Hampshire students are invited to submit proposals for funding to support Division II and Division III related research and community internships that explore interdisciplinary issues related to China, the Chinese diaspora, and exchange between Asia and the U.S. including nationalism, migration, identity, citizenship, gender, family, food security, global health, environmental justice, sustainable communities, as well as the study of Chinese language.  This fund is supported by the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) and welcomes projects related to environmental & agricultural research in Asia.
    Award: Up to $3,000
    Eligibility: Hampshire College students at the Division II or III level.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

Cognitive Science

  • Cognitive Science Research Fund

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: The CS Research Fund supports independent student research projects in the cognitive sciences.
    Award: Typical award amounts are around $500; funding is competitive.
    Eligibility: For Division II and Division III student conducting research in cognitive sciences.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Coppinger Fund Grants

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Supports student and student-faculty collaborative research in the cognitive and biological sciences. Priority is given to proposals researching animal behavior, comparative cognition, evolution, ecology, or environmental science, among other areas.
    Award: Grant up to $3000 awarded competitively in response to proposals from students and faculty.
    Eligibility: For Division II and Division III student or student-faculty conducting research in cognitive or biological sciences. See Application Guidelines.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Ruth Moore Fund for ASL/Deaf Studies

    Contact: Cindy Gill
    Description: This fund was established in 2016 by former student Googie Daniels (F12) in honor of Ruth Moore, one of Hampshire's most beloved American Sign Language professors. Ruth's dedication to teaching American Sign Language and Deaf culture within the Five College Consortium created a welcome, loving atmosphere for hearing and deaf communities to connect. The fund provides grants to Hampshire students completing research related to Deaf Studies, either audiological or cultural. This may include but is not limited to paying research participants, interpreters, research materials, or transportation. Any funding not awarded by February 15 will go towards the annual DEAFintions: A Deaf Studies Conference event.
    Award: $200
    Eligibility: Any Hampshire College student conducting research in related areas.
    Application Deadline: Mid-February 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

Natural Science

  • Denice O'Neill Award for Div II and III Research and Travel

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: 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: Up to $1500 is available Applicant must be a Division II or III student in good academic standing; must submit an extensive project proposal.
    Application Deadline: Application materials can be found at the NS office. See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up-to-date application deadlines. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Dr. Lucy Fund

    Contact: Cynthia Gill
    Description: 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: Up to $2000
    Conference Award range: Approximately $250-$500.
    Application Deadline: Application materials can be found at the NS office. See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up-to-date application deadlines. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Earl Ubell Science Information Award

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Awards to Division II and III students who make science or scientific findings accessible to all through science and public health reporting; documentary photography, film and video; and fact-based projects.
    Award: $300-$800
    Eligibility: Division II and Division III students working in the listed areas. See Application Guidelines.
    Application Deadline: Application information is publicized early in each semester. Award decisions are made in October and in February. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Justine Salton Memorial Fund

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: 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: $300-$600
    Eligibility: Div II and III students in good academic standing.
    Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up-to-date application deadlines. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Larry Beede Southwest Studies Scholarship

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: Supports Division II and Division III student research in the greater southwest (including the U.S. southwest and Mexico). Commitment to working on southwest issues as evidenced by previous or current coursework desirable.
    Award: Up to $400
    Eligibility: Division II and III student research in the greater southwest.
    Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up-to-date application deadlines. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • The Kay Johnson Fund for the Study of China and the Chinese Diaspora

    Contact: Yaniris Fernandez
    Description: This fund was created to honor and continue the legacy of the late Kay Johnson, Professor of Asian Studies and Politics at Hampshire College. Hampshire students are invited to submit proposals for funding to support Division II and Division III related research and community internships that explore interdisciplinary issues related to China, the Chinese diaspora, and exchange between Asia and the U.S. including nationalism, migration, identity, citizenship, gender, family, food security, global health, environmental justice, sustainable communities, as well as the study of Chinese language.  This fund is supported by the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE) and welcomes projects related to environmental & agricultural research in Asia.
    Award: Up to $3000
    Eligibility: Hampshire College students at the Division II, or III level.
    Application Deadline: Applications are accepted in both the fall (mid-October) and spring (mid-February) semesters. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Tara Nelson Award in Holistic Medicine

    Contact: Kelsey Finnell
    Description: 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: Up to $500
    Eligibility: Div II or III students in good academic standing.
    Application Deadline: See the NS Student Endowment Funds for up-to-date application deadlines. 
    Area:  Academic Affairs

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  • Center for Design Student Project Grants

    Contact: Glenn Armitage
    Description:  This grant offers funding to students for project work based in the Center for Design facility.  Applicants may request up to $300, and the funding can be used for class projects, independent study, or divisional work.  The funds may only be used for project materials (not tools) and must be purchased directly through the Center for Design.  It will not cover travel, stipends, or other purposes.  Reimbursements of any type will not be made.  A student may be awarded more than one grant per academic year, but award totals in excess of $300 per year will be at the discretion of the review committee.
    Award:  Up to $300/academic year.
    Eligibility: Any full time enrolled student
    Area:  Academic Affairs

  • Federal Student Loan

    Contact: Jean Berg
    Description: Students may be able to take out a loan or maximize a current loan in order to complete a project or internship.
    Award: Generally a maximum of $5500-$7500. Many factors are considered.
    Eligibility: 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 a promissory note, or go through short online counseling; if you already applied for financial aid, this may be complete.
    Application Deadline: End of April (to receive funding for summer)