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 2014-2015, the Faculty Grants Committee consists of: Kate Ballantine (Environmental Studies), Sandy Lawrence (Psychology and Education), David Sanford (Music), Ashley Miller (Economics) 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 6, 2014
  • Faculty Grant and Research Assistance Grant proposals: Monday, October 6, 2014; Monday, January 26, 2015 and Monday, April 27, 2015