Faculty Grants Committee

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.

As provided for in Faculty Legislation, the College makes available, through a competitive application process, grants and fellowships to support faculty research.  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.  The Faculty Fellowship program is being phased out and has limited eligibility.

Types of Awards

The Faculty Fellowship program is being phased out and has limited eligibility.  Faculty who have not yet transitioned to the new sabbatical schedule and pre-tenure faculty hired prior to July 1, 2014 are eligible to apply, and must be receiving reduced pay during the period of leave.

Faculty Research Support Grants provide funding to help defray costs of publication, travel, and other important expenses related to carrying on research.  (Before applying for travel to go to conferences, faculty must exhaust their annual travel allowance.)

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.)

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 a maximum of $1,500 each year for funding for travel to conferences or research expenses. 


Faculty Fellowship proposals are due Monday, October 12, 2015.  There are three rounds of submission for other grant proposals: Monday, October 12, 2015; Monday, January 18, 2016 and Monday, April 18, 2016.

Faculty Grants Committee 

  • Div I: Nieves Romero-Diaz, 2013-2016
  • Div II: Katherine Ballantine, 2013-2016 (leave year); Catherine Corson, 2015-2016;
  • Div III: Jennifer Wallace Jacoby, 2015-2018; Andrew Reiter, 2013-2016
  • Dean of Faculty