Recent Awards



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 2014:

Faculty

The National Science Foundation, $599,386 for research on bioluminescence, the emission of light by living organisms.
Bruce Branchini, Chemistry

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research $225,000 for research on bioluminescence, the emission of light by living organisms. 
Bruce Branchini, Chemistry

National Institutes of Health (NIH), $268,096 for research on “Novel approaches toward the synthesis of cyclooctanoid natural products."
Timo Ovaska, Chemistry

Duke University: $120,000 in support of a "Humanities Writ Large" Visiting Faculty Fellowship at Duke University.
Frank Graziano, Hispanic Studies

Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, $50,000 in support of the Stark Distinguished Guest Residency in Film Studies.
Roger Brooks, former Dean of the Faculty

PKAL, $34,278 to fund faculty attendance at the TIDES Institutes annually over the three-year term of the PKAL/TIDES initiative.
Gary Parker, Computer Science

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, $30,000 to support research and composition of manuscript, "Exemplary Tales from Ancient China.”
Sarah Queen, History

Council of Independent Colleges, $26,000 to develop collaborative courses in intermediate and advanced Russian. 
Andrea Lanoux, Slavic Studies

Institute of International Education, $25,000 for the Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowship.
Abby Van Slyck, Dean of the Faculty

Dominion, $7,500 in support of the Holleran Center's Gateway course.
Jennifer Fredricks, Human Development, Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy

Edgard and Geraldine Feder Foundation, $1,000 for general support of the Music Department.
Midge Thomas, Music.

 

Institutional

The George I. Alden Trust, $175,000 to enhance and expand technological resources available in the College’s Charles E.  Shain Library. Katherine Bergeron, President, and W. Lee Hisle, Vice President for Information Services and College Librarian

Davis United World College Scholars, $100,000 in support of Davis UWC Scholars

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $31,700 in support of Teach and Learn. 
Tracee Reiser, OVCS

The Dornam Foundation, $25,000 in support of the Peggotty Investment Club.

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, $12,950 in support of the Children’s Program Family Literacy Initiative.
Katie O'Connor, Human Development

Community Foundation of Eastern CT, $12,475 in support of the Children’s Program Family Literacy Initiative.
Katie O'Connor, Human Development

Davis Peace Prize, $10,000 for the “Lunch Cart Project.”
Deb Dreher, Fellowships and Scholarships

New England Foundation for the Arts, $10,000 in support of the onStage Arts series.
Rob Richter, Arts Programming

Deupree Family Foundation, $6,000 for internships for graduate students.
Janet Spoltore, Student Counseling Services

Liberty Bank, $3,000 in support of the Children’s Program Family Literacy Initiative.
Katie O'Connor, Human Development

 

 

Contact information:  

Phone:
860-439-2411

Fax:
860-439-5179

Email Naima Gherbi, nghe@conncoll.edu

Office of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
Connecticut College
Becker House, 2nd floor
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196