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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.

Funding Categories

Assistant Professor Leave Grant Program

Tenure line assistant professors at Williams College are provided two semesters of paid professional leave before the tenure decision. Eligibility for an Assistant Professor (AP) Leave is restricted to assistant professors who have been reappointed to a four-year second term or whose initial appointments were for a term of more… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

Global Initiatives Venture Fund

(Though COVID has curtailed international travel and study in 2020-21, we are hopeful that it will be possible to resume Global Initiative activities in time for the fall 2021 or spring 2022 semesters. Of course we understand that it is difficult to make plans under these circumstances. Nevertheless we are… Continue reading »

Hellman Fellowships

The Hellman Fellows Program 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 as equipment, external grant… Continue reading »

Mellon New Directions Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation NEW DIRECTIONS FELLOWSHIPS Williams College has been invited to submit a nomination in Fall 2020 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… Continue reading »

NEH Summer Stipends

TO:           Faculty in Division I and II FROM:       Megan Konieczny, Assistant Dean of Faculty SUBJECT:     NEH Summer Stipends Each spring, the National Endowment for the Humanities selects an unspecified number of fellows to receive summer stipends of $6,000 that are intended to support two consecutive and uninterrupted months of full-time… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

Teaching Roundtables

Each semester the Dean of the Faculty will appoint up to twelve faculty members to participate in this program. Organized into self-governed and complementary groups of four, their only responsibilities will be to meet for discussion at least six times during the semester and to organize a round-robin schedule of… Continue reading »

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… Continue reading »

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 discussion at least six times during the semester (and/or the summer) and to organize a schedule of… Continue reading »