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National Science Foundation (NSF) subaward from Harvard for "STC Center for Integrated Quantum materials" The project is for seven years.


Supplemental funding from Harvard on National Science Foundation CIQM subaward to fund MakerFaire. (April, 2020)


Kate Ballantine and Rachel Rubin (Environmental Studies) and Jason Andras (Biology) received a grant from the Restore America's Estuaries: Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants for their project " Bioreactors for Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in Coastal Cranberry Farms." The project is for two years and four months.


Jonathan Ashby received a grant from the Undergraduate Analytical Research Program (UARP) of the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) for the project "Selection of structure-switching aptamers for usage in electrochemical biosensors." The project is for one year.

Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh


Jonathan Ashby received a grant from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) for their 2020 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) for the purchase of electrochemical instrumentation for integration into science coursework at Mount Holyoke College.

Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh


Fellowship from the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) with support provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the project “Oppressive Generosity, Compulsory Guesthood, and the Politics of Hospitality in Turkey.” The project is for six months.


Received a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for the workshop, “Knowledge, Facts and Evidence in Anthropology in the Era of ‘Post-Truth,’” to take place over three days in August 2022 at Mount Holyoke.


Kate Ballantine and Rachel Rubin (Environmental Studies) and Jason Andras (Biology) received a grant from the Restore America's Estuaries: Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Watershed Grants for their project " Bioreactors for Enhanced Nitrogen Removal in Coastal Cranberry Farms." The project is for two years and four months.


Kate Ballantine was a contributing partner on a successful USDA National Resources Conservation Service award to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts supporting wetland restoration and associated research for "Cranberry Bog Conservation and Habitat Restoration."  The project is for 5 years. (May, 2020)


Valerie Barr Received a subaward from the National Science Foundation (NSF) via Duke University for The Alliance  for Identity-Inclusive  Computing  Education  (AIICE):  A Collective Impact Approach to Broadening Participation in Computing.