Recent Grants at Colby

 

You will find below a list of recent grants at Colby. The list is a sampling of faculty and institutional grants recently received and is not necessarily inclusive. Please let us know if your grant is not on the list by sending a message to Marci Bernard (mbernard@colby.edu) or Seven Grenier (sgrenier@colby.edu). This information helps keep our records up-to-date.

 
Faculty Grants

Professor of Chemistry Dasan M. Thamattoor received a grant of $274,670 on September 2013 from the National Science Foundation for his research project, "RUI: Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Alkylidenecarbenes from Methylenecyclopropanes."

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced February 2013 that Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Loren McClenachan was one of 126 scientists to receive a 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship, which includes $50,000 in research funding for her work dedicated to marine science.

In December 2012, the National Institutes of Health awarded Assistant Professor of Biology Ronald F. Peck a grant of $173,838 in support of his project, "Investigating Regulation of Integral Membrane Protein Cofactor Biosynthesis using Halobacterium salinarum Bacteriorhodsopsin as a Model System."

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $312,000 on July 2012 to Professor of Chemistry Jeffry L. Katz in support of his project, "RUI: Developing Acetylene-Activated SNAr Reactions."

In September 2011, Professor of Geology Robert A. Gastaldo received a grant of $125,000 from the National Science Foundation for his research project, "Terrestrial Age Constraints for the Dicynodon Assemblage Zone, South Africa: Implications for the Timing of the End-Permian Mass Extinction."

Professor of Physics Duncan Tate received a National Science Foundation grant of $100,000 on September 2011 for his project, "RUI: Rydberg Atoms and their Effect on Ultra-Cold Plasma Dynamics."

The National Science Foundation awarded Professor of Physics Charles Conover a $157,616 grant on August 2011 for his proposal, "MRI: Development of an Ultracold Potassium Rydberg Source for Experiments in Quantum Optics and Many-Body Physics."

In February 2011, Professor of History James L.A. Webb, Jr. received a notice of award of $100,000 from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine (NLM) for his project, "Malaria in Africa: A History of Infections and Interventions, 1900-2010." This NLM grant for scholarly work in biomedicine and health is in support of his research and writing of a book-length history of malaria control efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

National Institutes of Health awarded an INBRE grant of $476,444 in November 2010 to Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa J. Glenn for her research on "Regulation of Genomic Function by Prenatal Choline Availability to Confer Protection Against Behavioral and Neural Outcomes in Rat Models of Depression."

In fall 2009, National Science Foundation awarded $500,000 to Professor of Chemistry D. Whitney King for his collaborative proposal, "Maine EPSCoR: Modeling Resilience and Adaptation in the Belgrade Lakes Watershed."

In June 2009, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Jan E. Holly received a $205,994 grant from the National Institutes of Health in support of her project, "Human Spatial Disorientation and Misperception of Self-Motion in three Dimensions."

In June 2009, National Institutes of Health awarded a grant of $1,390,390 to Professor of Biology Andrea Tilden for a "Comparative Functional Genomics INBRE in Maine" project.

 

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Institutional Grants

In September 2013, The Charles Irwin Travelli Foundation awarded $30,000 in support of Colby College's financial aid scholarships, in addition to $60,000 awarded during the2012-2013 academic year.

In April 2013, Colby College was awarded $10,000 for Davis Projects for Peace by the Davis United World College Scholars Program for a student project.

A pledge in the amount of $100,000 was received in December 2012 from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts to support the exhibition of The Lunder Collection at the Colby College Museum of Art.

In June 2012, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $750,000 to support the development of a center for the arts and humanities.

In March 2012, the Elfrieda P. Frank Foundation awarded $25,000 to support summer student research in the area of archaeological field work.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $250,000 presidential leadership grant in March 2012 to provide support for the Colby College Writing Program.

In December 2011, the Oak Foundation awarded a three-year grant of $50,000 in support of student internships in environmental studies.

The William and Joan Alfond Foundation awarded a two-year commitment of $20,000 in November 2011 designated for the College's Maine Concussion Management Initiative.

In August 2011, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies awarded $575,000 to support Colby's Environmental Studies Program.

In March 2011, Colby College was awarded $20,000 for Davis Projects for Peace by the Davis United World College Scholars Program for two student projects.

In January 2011, Colby was awarded $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designated to support the Environmental Studies Program.

The Davis Educational Foundation awarded a three-year grant of $187,500 in June 2010 for "A Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative for Colby College."

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