The Office of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Relations (OFCGR) cultivates and maintains relationships with sources of external support for projects consistent with the College’s mission and priorities.

A central activity of the Office is supporting faculty members who wish to find external funding for their research projects. We are ready to research potential funding sources, discuss proposal ideas, review drafts of proposals, and facilitate the submission process.

The Office provides information to the faculty regarding current funding opportunities, proposal writing tips, and on-campus workshops to facilitate the proposal development process.

Recent Awards

  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry Michael Welsh has received a prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award, a $120,000 grant for research and education from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The grant will fund his proposed project, Characterization of Enzymes that Build and Degrade Spore Cortex Peptidoglycan.

  • Associate Professor of Government Erica De Bruin has been awarded a $192,757 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the causes and consequences of global police militarization-- the process by which police forces come to adopt the weaponry, organizational practices, and accountability structures more typical of military forces.

  • Hamilton College and 13 other institutions have been awarded a $8.05 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institution (HHMI). as part of HHMI’s Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative titled “Increasing Capacity to Support Equitable and Inclusive Learning Environments for Introductory-level STEM Students across the LCC2 Learning Community.”

  • The American Philosophical Association (APA) recently awarded the Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy (HCSPiP) a Small Program Grant, allowing the program to hire a pedagogy resident for the 2023 session.

  • Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus and Catherine Schmitt ’24 were recently awarded an AAPT grant for the Hamilton College Summer Program in Philosophy.

  • Assistant Professor of Digital Arts Anna Huff was recently awarded a 2022 Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF) for Artists grant to help fund the completion of a project titled “How We Touch the Light.”

  • Assistant Professor of Economics Mo Alloush was awarded a $40,000 USAID grant to study measurement and data-focused issues related to poverty traps and resilience among poor households.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck has been awarded a major research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new types of reagents, materials that are used in chemical reactions that can include the synthesis of pharmaceuticals.

  • Associate Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Khanh Ha of the Masonic Medical Research Institute (MMRI) were recently awarded a grant for approximately $154,000 from the American Heart Association (AHA).

  • Associate Professor of Government Erica De Bruin presents papers at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting and the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference.



Jeff Ritchie

Director of Sponsored Program Grants

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