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The Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations staff works with faculty on research and travel grants, drafts proposals for institutional projects and priorities, and collaborates with hundreds of public and private organizations that support the College's mission.

Gifts and grant awards received by the College in the past three fiscal years:

Sherman Fairchild Foundation, $10,000,000 for the renovation of Palmer Auditorium.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $806,000 for 'Global Islamic Studies.' Eileen Kane, History

Otto and Fran Walter Foundation, $750,000 for the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement. Amy Dooling, East Asian Languages & Cultures and Andrea Lanoux, Slavic Studies

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $445,000 to support the Creating Connections Consortium.

National Institutes of Health, $357,061 for “Motor variability as a window into sustained attention.” Jeff Moher, Psychology

National Institutes of Health, $325,295 for the project "A Mobile Phone Intervention Using a Relational Talking Avatar to Promote Multiple Stages of the HIV Care Continuum In African American MSM." James Lee, Computer Science

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, $306,000 to support Camel Wellbeing at Student Counseling Services.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $300,000 for "Development and Characterization of Novel Bioluminescence Sources," Bruce Branchini, Chemistry

Andrew w. Mellon Foundation, $237,000 New Directions Fellowship for project "Russia and the Making of the Modern Middle East," Eileen Kane, History

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $237,000 New Directions Fellowship to train in Middle East history and languages at Brown University. Eileen Kane, History

National Science Foundation, $226,763 research grant for "Paleobiology of the Eocene Giraffe fossil locality." Peter Siver, Botany

National Institute of Food & Agriculture, $215,272 for 'Home-Grown Capital and Agricultural Productivity.' Wei Zhang, Economics.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation, $200,000 for the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement. Amy Dooling, East Asian Languages & Cultures.

George I. Alden Trust, $175,000 for the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement. Amy Dooling, East Asian Languages & Cultures, and Steve George, Facilities Management.

United States Department of Education, $165,286 for 'Integrating Foreign Language Internships into the Academic Program.' Amy Dooling, East Asian Languages & Cultures.

Air Force Office of Scientific Research, $159,194 for a supplemental equipment grant. Bruce Branchini, Chemistry

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, $120,555 to support research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Anne Bernhard, Biology

LEARN, $102,000 in FY18 and $96,000 in FY19 for Priority School Readiness grants to provide tuition assistance for New London students at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development.

SJS Charitable Trust, $100,000 annually in support of the Posse Scholars program.

Sidney E. Frank Foundation, $100,000 for financial aid.

National Endowment for the Humanities, $100,000 for translation project, “Soren Kierkegaard’s Journal and Notebooks.” Bruce Kirmmse, History

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, $94,000 for a renewal grant. John McKnight, Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship, $65,000 in support of completion of a book tentatively titled, "Indigenous Elders and the Decolonial Elsewhere of Aging.Sandy Grande, Education

Davis United World College Scholars Program, $60,000 annually to provide scholarships for top-tier international students who have graduated from United World Colleges (UWC).

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, $59,000 for a renewal grant. John McNight, Institutional Equity and Inclusion.

The Raymond Debbane Family Foundation, $50,000 in support of the Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement.

Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, $50,000 in support of the Stark Distinguished Guest Residency in Film Studies.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $33,733 for a collaboration with Whittier College to create an integrated Arts & Humanities Program. Denise Pelletier, Arts.

Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund, $25,000 for the Visiting Scholar-In-Residence program. Amy Dooling, The Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagement

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, $25,000 for "Mobile Maya Women: Migration, Identity, and Gender in Highland Guatemala." Joyce Bennett, Anthropology

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $15,000 in support of health and nutrition programming at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $15,000 in support of the One Book, One Region Initiative of Southeastern Connecticut, Kim Sanchez, Community Partnerships

National Endowment for the Arts, $15,000 for Art Works. Robert Richter, Arts Programming

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, $13,206 for “Raising Royals: The Architecture of Childhood at Victoria and Albert’s Swiss Cottage.” Abigail Van Slyck, Art History

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), $12,000 to support the onStage at Connecticut College Guest Artist Series. Robert Richter, Arts Programming.

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $11,000 in support of health and nutrition programming at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services/Wheeler Clinic, $11,000 for 'Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative'. CC Curtiss, Wellbeing and Health Promotion.

The Council of Independent Colleges, $10,000 for "Mapping the History of Urban Renewal in New London, Connecticut." Rose Oliveira, The Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives

William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, $10,000 for anti-bias work, Kathryn O'Connor, Connecticut College Children's Program.

Bennack-Polan Foundation, $10,000 to support the College's Sprout organic garden. Margaret Bounds, Sustainability.

Davis Projects for Peace, $10,000 in support of a project by Kate Stockbridge '19, Allie Girouard '19, and Sarah Potter '19

Davis Projects for Peace, $10,000 in support of a project by Amiansu Khanal, '20. Deborah Dreher, Associate Dean of Fellowship & Graduate School.

Davis Projects for Peace, $10,000 in support of a project by Lan-Huong Nguyen '19

Michael D. & Debra J. McCurry Family Fund, $10,000 for "Building a Love-Driven Politics," David Kim, Religious Studies

Rands Foundation, $10,000 in support of curriculum enrichment and afterschool programming for New London Public School students, Kim Sanchez, Community Partnerships

Davis Educational Foundation, $10,000 for a Presidential Grant, a planning grant for e-procurement for a consortium with Connecticut College, Trinity College, and Wesleyan University. Christopher Rust, Office of the Controller.

SJS Charitable Trust, $10,000 for internships for Posse Scholars.

Liberty Bank Foundation, $9,000 for literacy intervention at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development

Organic Syntheses, $8,000 from Summeer Research at an Undergraduate Institution Program, Timo Ovaska, Chemistry

American Psychological Association, $6,000 Division 15 Early Career grant, Loren Marulis, Human Development

American Philosophical Society, $6,000 Franklin Grant for "Elucidating the evolutionary history of the Synurophyceae," Peter Siver, Botany

National Endowment for the Humanities, $6,000 summer stipendJim Downs, History

National Endowment for the Humanities, $6,000 summer stipendLuis Gonzalez, Hispanic Studies

David L. Klein Jr. Foundation, $5,000 for discretionary funding.

Eugene Atwood Fund, $5,000 for financial aid support.

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, $4,300 in support of One Book, One Region programs 2019. Kim Sanchez, Community Partnerships

New England Foundation for the Arts, a $4,000 NEST grant for "A Far Cry.' Robert Richter, Arts Programming.

ANRS, $3,555 for the book project "In the Heart of Darkness of the Friendly Island: Migration, Politics and AIDS in the Francophone Caribbean." Catherine Benoit, Anthropology

George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, $3,000 in support of curriculum enrichment and afterschool programming for New London Public School students, Kim Sanchez, Community Partnerships

Liberty Bank Foundation, $3,000 in support of literacy intervention at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development.

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, $3,000 for One Book, One Region 2018 speaker. Kimberly Sanchez, Community Partnerships

Dime Bank Foundation, $3,000 and $2,400 in support of literacy intervention at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development

Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, $2,500 in support of literacy intervention at the Connecticut College Children's Program, Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development

Chubb and Sons, Inc., $2,500 annually to support the onStage at Connecticut College Guest Artist Series. Robert Richter, Arts Programming.

Pfizer Foundation, $2,000 in support of health and nutrition programming at the Connecticut College Children's Program, Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development

Connecticut Humanities Council, $2,000 in support of One Book, One Region 2019 programming. Kim Sanchez, Community Partnerships

Japan Foundation, $1,300 for Masako Inkyo’s shodo calligraphy workshops and performance. Hisae Kobayashi, East Asian Languages & Culture

Audubon Connecticut, $1,200 for 'Birds of the Connecticut College Arboretum' booklet, Glenn Dryer, Connecticut College Arboretum, and Robert Askins, Biology.

Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, $1,000 in support of literacy intervention at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development.