Mount Holyoke faculty are active researchers and leaders in their fields across the disciplines, and have won many prestigious grants this year.
Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research supports the institutional priorities of Mount Holyoke and the scholarly and research goals of our faculty through grants, fellowships and awards from government, private foundations, and corporations. Mount Holyoke faculty are active researchers and leaders in their fields across the disciplines, and have won many prestigious grants this year, including:
Patricia Brennan (Biological Sciences) — a $658,375 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for her work on the coevolution of copulatory traits in snakes
Tianhui Ng (Music) — a $70,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies program for his work on “Shellshaker,” the first ever Chickasaw (Native American) opera
Kate Ballantine and Rachel Rubin (Environmental Studies) — a $232,352 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to install bioreactors for nitrogen removal in former New England cranberry bogs
Institutional awards included a $30,000 Inclusive Excellence “learning grant” from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to pilot efforts at making STEM courses more inclusive and a $20,000 grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies to support voter education efforts led by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.