Division I and II Research Funding: awarded annually through the Dean of the Faculty’s office to offset research and travel expenditures. Please also refer to the Spending Policy for Faculty Using College Funds.
Division III Research Funding: awarded annually through the Dean of the Faculty’s office to offset research and travel expenditures. Division III and psychology faculty may apply for additional research funding through the Science Executive Committee. Please also refer to the Spending Policy for Faculty Using College Funds.
Hellman Fellows Grants: Pre-tenure faculty, who have been at Williams for two years, are eligible to apply for these grants to support significant research endeavors.
Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC) / Collaborative Faculty Workshops: This initiative provides funds to support workshops that enable faculty members from liberal arts colleges to gather and work together on a subject of mutual interest. Please contact John Gerry, Associate Dean of the Faculty, if you have any questions.
Class of 1957 Summer Research Program: Faculty in Divisions I and II may apply to have a current Williams student, who is a first year, sophomore, or junior, work as their research assistant for up to ten weeks of full-time work, preferably on campus.
Grant Information and Support is available to help Division III and related faculty apply for and manage external grants.(link) For more information, contact Chris Winters, Associate Provost and Director of Grant Administration.
The Global Initiatives Venture Fund This source supports expanded opportunities for educationally rigorous and enriching international teaching, learning, and research.
Supplemental Funding: When other funding venues, internal and external, have been exhausted, faculty may request supplemental funding through the Dean of the Faculty
Additional Sabbatical Support
Sabbatical Grant Program: Tenured faculty going on sabbatical for one or two semesters can apply to the Dean of the Faculty for a grant to offset the reduction in their salary.
Class of 1945 World Fellowship Program: Faculty members going on sabbatical may apply for funds to support research and study abroad during a semester leave, with an emphasis on research that can promote conflict resolution, international understanding, and world peace.
Oakley Center Fellowships: Faculty members going on leave may apply to be fellows in residence at the Oakley Center, if their research project has a strong humanistic or social science focus, and/or interdisciplinary approach. Fellows receive an office at the Center and research support, and they participate in weekly lunch time discussions of each other’s work.
Williams and Beyond
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Funding: Williams College nominates two faculty members for NEH summer funding, which supports two consecutive months of summer study or research in the humanities.
Mellon New Directions Fellowships: Williams nominates one faculty member in the humanities, who received their doctorate between six and twelve years ago, and who wants to pursue systematic training outside of their field to pursue a cross-disciplinary research agenda.
Faculty Workshops through the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC) (formerly Mellon 23): Faculty propose workshops in collaboration with faculty at participating liberal arts colleges on topics relating to research, curricula, or pedagogy. Funding provides the opportunity for faculty to meet on a participating campus or by extending a professional conference.