Scholarship, Grants, & Funding

A range of funding opportunities is available to support research, creative works, pedagogy, and curricular development.

A summary of some of the most common funding sources is provided on the NetWorks website. Those and many more are also described within the funding category links provided below. For faculty seeking guidance on appropriate uses of college funds, a statement is available here and additional advice is provided on the controller’s website.

AALAC Faculty Workshops

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American Council on Learned Societies (ACLS) Grants and Fellowships

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Applying for Federal or Private Grants

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Assistant Professor Leave Grant Program

The college is committed to ensuring that no faculty member must live on less than 100% of base institutional salary during a 12-month assistant professor leave. In addition to the 75% salary provided by policy, therefore, the college will provide a supplement to those assistant professors who do not secure external funding equal to at

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Class of 1945 World Fellowship Program

Request for Proposals The Faculty World Fellowship Program is made available through the generosity of a 50th reunion gift from the Class of 1945. It is designed to support research and study abroad during a semester leave and is targeted toward research that can promote conflict resolution, international understanding, and world peace. The Faculty World

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Class of 1963 Sustainability Development Fund

To mark their 50th reunion in 2013, the Class of 1963 established a fund to support teaching and learning on the subject of sustainability. It is meant to encourage faculty members to develop new and innovative ways to educate students on the cultural, economic, political, and scientific (or other) dimensions of sustainable systems. Goal #1:

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Community of Science Database

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Div I and II Summer Research Program

Class of 1957 Summer Research Program January 2014 To: Faculty in Divisions I and II From: John Gerry, Associate Dean of the Faculty I am pleased to announce the continuation of a program that provides summer research assistance to Division I and II faculty. The goal of the program is to enhance student-faculty collaboration on

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Divisional Research and Travel Allowances

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Freeman Foote Field Trips

To celebrate his 65th reunion in June, 2007 Dr. Joseph Lintz ’42 created an endowment to support the Freeman Foote Field Trip Fund for the Sciences. The fund provides income to support faculty-student field trips pertaining to academic courses (including tutorials) in the sciences, with a preference for Geosciences. After graduating from Williams College, Dr.

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Fulbright Scholar Program

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Global Initiatives Venture Fund

The Global Initiatives Venture Fund was established by the Class of 1962 on the occasion of their 50th reunion. Overseen by the Dean of the Faculty, it is intended to support initiatives that will significantly enhance our students’ global understanding through expanded opportunities for educationally rigorous and enriching international study, interaction, and experience, especially abroad.

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Grants.gov

A Searchable Database of Federal Grants

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Hellman Fellows Grants

The Hellman Family Foundation (Mr. & Mrs. F. Warren Hellman P’82, ’84) has provided the College with a generous annual gift to support research grants for assistant professors. Purpose. These grants can be used flexibly to support any significant research endeavor, either in Williamstown or while traveling. The grants can be used for purposes such

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Mellon New Directions Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation NEW DIRECTIONS FELLOWSHIPS Williams College has been invited to submit a nomination in fall 2012 for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New Directions Fellowships competition. The New Directions Fellowships provide support for exceptional faculty members in the humanities who received their doctorates between six and twelve years ago. The fellowships

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Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellows

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National Humanities Center Fellowships

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NEH Summer Stipends

TO:           Faculty in Division I and II FROM:       Megan Konieczny, Assistant Dean of the Faculty SUBJECT:     NEH Summer Stipends for 2015 In spring 2015, the National Endowment for the Humanities will be selecting an unspecified number of fellows to receive summer stipends of $6,000 that are intended to support two consecutive and uninterrupted months of

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Oakley Center Fellowships

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Oakley Center Manuscript Review Program

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Sabbatical Salary Grant Program

Supplemental salary grants are awarded during a term of paid leave when external salary funding is unavailable. This program serves to “top-up” sabbatical salaries for tenured faculty members from 75% to 100%. Applications for sabbatical grants should be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty’s office by December 1st of the year preceding the planned

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Selected Fellowships & Research Funding Opportunities by Discipline

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Spencer Midcareer Grant Program

 

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Spending Policy for Faculty using College Funds

The Senior Staff of the College has approved guidelines for the use of faculty travel and research funds.  These policies govern divisional research funds, travel funds, start-up research accounts, named chair accounts, fellowship accounts, and grant funded research.  The goal of these policies is to facilitate faculty research and teaching efforts while complying with IRS

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Supplemental Funding Request Form

As described in the Faculty Handbook (Section II.O), faculty members at Williams are provided with modest research and travel allowances on an annual basis. In addition, a number of fellowship and grant competitions provide opportunities for more substantial awards, and some departments and programs have funds to support faculty scholarship. Faculty members are also encouraged

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Teachers Roundtable

Each semester, the Dean of the Faculty will appoint up to twelve faculty members to participate in this initiative. Organized into complementary groups of four, their only responsibilities will be to meet for lunchtime discussions at least six times during the semester and to organize a round-robin schedule of class visits. These self-governed small group

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Tutorial Development Stipends

In 2001 the faculty at Williams identified the tutorial program as a curricular initiative and set out to roughly double the number of tutorials offered each year.  Some of the academic departments and programs were already accustomed to teaching tutorials, but not all.  So to promote the development of new tutorials across the curriculum, and

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Writing / Creative Endeavors Roundtables

Each semester, the Dean of the Faculty will appoint up to twelve faculty members to participate in this initiative. Organized into complementary groups of four, their only responsibilities will be to meet for lunchtime discussions at least six times during the semester and to organize a schedule of reciprocal exchange of works-in-progress. These self-governed small

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