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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 2016 and 2017 fiscal years:

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. 

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 to train in Middle East history and languages at Brown University. Eileen Kane, History.

National Science Foundation (NSF), $226,763 research grant for “Paleobiology of the Eocene Giraffe fossil locality.” Peter Siver, Botany. 

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. 

LEARN, $102,000 Priority School Readiness grant 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 in support of the Posse Scholars program.

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

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $59,000 to support Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships. John McKnight and Afeni McNeely Cobham, Institutional Equity & Inclusion. 

Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, $50,000 in support of the Stark Distinguished Guest Residency in Film Studies. Abby Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty. 

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. 

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

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

Davis United World College Scholars Program, $10,000 prize to support Projects for Peace.

Chester Kitchings Family Foundation, $10,000 to support One Book, One Region. Kim Sanchez, Community Partnerships. 

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

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

American Psychological Association, $6,000 Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology. Loren Marulis, Human Development. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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