Fellowships and Grants

As provided for in Faculty Legislation, the College makes available, through a competitive application process, grants and fellowships to support faculty research. The links below will take you to a webpage describing the availability and types of these grants and fellowships, who is eligible to apply for these grants and fellowships, how to apply for these grants and fellowships, and how proposals are evaluated. Faculty grants and fellowships support faculty research, and in some cases joint research projects of faculty and students. These grants and fellowships do not support student independent research.

The Faculty Grants Committee is charged with the responsibility of awarding funds to support research and other creative activities undertaken by the faculty of Mount Holyoke College. For 2015-16, the Faculty Grants Committee consists of: Catherine Corson (Environmental Studies), Jennifer Jacoby (Psychology and Education), Andrew Reiter (Politics), Nieves Romero-Diaz (Spanish, Latina/o, and Latin American Studies) and Sonya Stephens (Dean of Faculty).

Eligibility: Permanent teaching faculty of all ranks and from all departments may submit proposals for all types of awards. Full-time, visiting faculty are eligible for Faculty Grants, and Research Assistance Grants, but not for Faculty Fellowships. All proposals should be submitted online.

Please note: Applicants are expected to seek financial support from sources outside the College when applying for fellowships and grants.

Types of Awards


  • Faculty Fellowship proposals: Monday, October 12, 2015
  • Faculty Grant and Research Assistance Grant proposals: Monday, October 12, 2015; Monday, January 18, 2016 and Monday, April 18, 2016