Internal Grants Funding

Through the Office of the Dean of Faculty, the College provides funding each year to support research and other creative activities undertaken by the faculty of Mount Holyoke.

Proposals are reviewed and awarded through a competitive process using established guidelines and online application forms. This internal grants program is overseen by the Faculty Grants Committee composed of four elected faculty representatives from the three divisions and the dean of faculty as an ex officio member. 

For detailed guidelines and online application forms, current faculty can go to the dean of faculty resource site at

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


Continuing faculty of all ranks and full-time, visiting faculty are eligible to apply for Faculty Grants and Research Assistance Grants.  

Types of Awards

Endowed Fellowships are awarded once a year on a competitive basis to tenure-track or tenured faculty who are on scholarly leave without pay. 

Faculty Research Support Grants provide funding to help defray costs of publication, travel, and other important expenses related to carrying on research. Faculty members may receive a maximum of one research support award per year.

Research Assistance Grants provide funding to pay students to work as research assistants on faculty research projects. (These funds cannot be used to support a student's independent research or student travel.) Faculty members may receive a maximum of one research assistance award per year.

Capstone Grants provide funding to faculty who are currently in phased retirement, or with signed retirement agreements, for multi-year capstone or legacy projects.

Emeriti Research Fund provides support for the scholarly and creative activities of retired faculty. Emeriti are eligible to apply for, and receive 1 grant per year, up to a maximum of $1,000 for funding for travel to conferences or research expenses.

For program guidelines and online application form, visit the dean of faculty resource site at