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Research and Scholarship

Contact Olga Sonnenburg at x6682 if you have questions or concerns related to the following grant opportunities: 

College-wide Conference Travel

The College provides support towards attendance at one conference per year for all full-time and adjunct faculty. The Dean's Office will fund a flat $1,600 toward the cost of presenting at a national conference and $750 toward the cost of attending a national conference. 

Divisional Funding

Each of the three divisions has approximately $80,000 to allocate for their faculty’s research and development.  Generally proposals are accepted early in the academic year for research & development activities that will take place that academic year or the following summer. All three have a deadline in the fall (usually in the beginning of Block 3).

Summer Research Grants

The college supports several grants for summer research and scholarship including the Mrachek Fellowship Program, Benezet Summer Research Start-up and Completion Grants, and the Deans Summer Research Grant.  These grants provide three to four thousand dollars to underwrite scholarly travel, equipment, books, or other similar expenses and have different eligibility requirements.  Applications open March 7th and close March 26th.  

Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Grants

Grants for faculty who involve students in the faculty member’s research activities and provide these students with a first-hand research experience as undergraduates. The grant pays $4,000 to the students for a ten-week commitment. Faculty mentors receive up to $500 for research expenses. Generally due in Block 6.

The Asian Studies Program

Asian Studies has established a research fund for Colorado College faculty who participate in a variety of Asian-related activities. Through the terms of the Gaylord Endowment for Pacific Areas Studies, the program is authorized to support projects in or about countries/regions that touch on the Pacific Ocean. These include, but are not limited to, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Generally due in late fall. Contact the program chair for more information.