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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

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, $326,801 for “Mechanistic Characterization and Inhibition of Quorum Sensing Regulator Proteins,” Tanya Schneider, Chemistry

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

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

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $200,000 to support the renovations of the Palmer Auditorium

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

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $156,000 to support the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

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

University of Basel – NOMIS Fellowship, $108,000 for “Model Territories: German Architects and the Shaping of America’s Welfare State,” Anna Vallye, Art History and Architectural Studies

LEARN, $102,000 in FY18 and $96,000 in FY19 and FY20 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 in FY18, FY19 and FY20 in support of the Posse Scholars program.

Sidney E. Frank Foundation, $100,000 in FY18, FY19 and FY20 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

Davis United World College Scholars Program, $80,000 in FY20 to support financial aid for international students

American Chemical Society, $70,000 for “High Resolution Infrared Spectroscopy of Jet-Cooled Conjugated Dienes,” Jacob Stewart, Chemistry

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

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, $60,000 for “Emigration from Russia and the Making of the Modern Middle East,Eileen Kane, History

National Endowment for the Humanities – Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication, $60,000 for “Dwelling in the Sundarbans: Identity Through Sense of Place, Religion, and Work,” Sufia Uddin, Religious Studies

Perkins Charitable Foundation, $60,000 to support Oliva Hall

Davis United World College Scholars Program, $60,000 in FY18 and FY19 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.

CT State Historic Preservation Office, $56,563 to repair the roof on the Winslow Ames House, Trina Learned, Facilities

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.

CTNext, $26,431 to support an entrepreneurship program, Noel Garrett, Academic Resource Center

Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund, $25,000 in FY19 and FY20 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

Davis Educational Foundation, $22,410 for a Presidential Grant to support alternate academic delivery

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $17,180 to support One Book One Region 2020, Kimberly Sanchez, Holleran Center for Community Action

Bennack-Polan Foundation, $15,000 to support expansion of the Sprout Garden, Eric Vukicevich, Botany

W.M. Keck Foundation, $15,000 for general support

Anne S. Richardson Fund, $15,000 for financial aid

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $15,000 in support of the One Book, One Region Initiative 2019 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 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

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

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

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

Pfizer Groton Laboratories, $5,000 for the Teaching and Learning Garden at the Connecticut College Child Development Lab School, Kathryn O’Connor, Human Development

David L. Klein Jr. Foundation, $5,000 in FY18, FY19 and FY20 for discretionary funding.

Eugene Atwood Fund, $5,000 for financial aid for New London students

American Academy of Religion, $4,600 for “Dwelling in the Sundarbans,” Sufia Uddin, Religious Studies

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.

New England Foundation for the Arts, $4,000 for the onStage at Connecticut College performance of “The Forgotten Kingdom,” Robert Richter, Arts Programming

New England Foundation for the Arts, $3,600 for the onStage at Connecticut College performance of “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

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

Dime Bank Foundation, $3,000 in FY20 and FY19 and $2,400 in FY18 in support of literacy intervention at the Connecticut College Children's Program. Kathryn O'Connor, Human Development

Petit Family Foundation, $2,500 to support summer research for students in the Science Leaders program, Marc Zimmer, Chemistry

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

New England Foundation for the Arts, $2,475 for the onStage at Connecticut College performance by elephant JANE dance, Robert Richter, Arts Programming

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, $2,000 to support One Book One Region 2020, Kimberly Sanchez, Holleran Center

Whitehall Foundation, $2,000 to support the Department of Music

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

LEARN, $1,900 for quality improvements at the Connecticut College Child Development Lab School, Kathryn O’Connor, Human Development

Enterprise Holdings Foundation, $1,500 for the Kindergarten Readiness Family Initiative at the Connecticut College Child Development Lab School, Kathryn O’Connor, Human Development

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.

State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education, $1,000 in support of adopting open education resources into a statistics course, Priya Kohli, Mathematics and Statistics

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

New England Foundation for the Arts, $700 for travel to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference, Robert Richter, Arts Programming

Institute of International Education Fulbright Foreign Student Program, Russian, Arabic and French teaching assistants, Amy Dooling and Laura Little, Otto and Fran Walter Commons for Global Study and Engagment