New Grants

This section provides timely updates on grant activities, introducing readers to overall goals and outcomes.

Carol Murray squatting down to speak to a toddler

Carol Murray, Executive Director of Wimpfheimer Nursery School (WNS) and Infant Toddler Center (ITC); BethAnn Serwatka, Site Director of WNS; and Nicole Bonelli, Site Director of ITC, secured new grant funding from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services’ Child Care Stabilization program. Funding will support teacher retention, wages, and professional development.

View of a pond and beaver dam on the Vassar Ecological Preserve

This grant award will support the maintenance, operation, and securing of permanent collections of natural specimens, alongside the Preserve’s educational programs that interpret the collection. Students of all ages regularly visit each year to learn more about the Preserve’s rich diversity of plants, birds, amphibians, mammals, and reptiles.

ECMC Foundation wordmark

The goals of this exciting new grant are to study the effect of Vassar’s long-standing Exploring Transfer (ET) program on community college students’ subsequent completion of four-year degrees, improve the ET program as needed, and work with other liberal arts colleges to catalyze ET-like programs that promote community college student transfer to four-year colleges.

The Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center wordmark and logo

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center received funds from The Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation to support a 2024 exhibition of photographs by Rosalie “Rollie” McKenna, a 1940 graduate of Vassar who retained close ties to her alma mater throughout her lifetime, situated within a broader history of twentieth-century American photography.

National Endowment for the Arts and the Teagle Foundation logo/wordmarks

Vassar is an awardee of the Teagle Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) joint grant program Cornerstone: Learning for Living, which seeks to revitalize the role of humanities in general education. This grant award will support conversation and planning focused on how we might use the First Year Writing Seminar (FYWS) to deepen faculty and student’s shared experience of transformative engagements with texts, the focus of the Cornerstone initiative.

Cora Kenfield

The grant will enhance accessibility in Vassar’s Learning Management System and online course content through an integrated accessibility suite for Moodle and support related training materials and resources for faculty to help them make their course materials more accessible.

Keri VanCamp

This grant award will support invasive species monitoring, assessment, and control this summer on Vassar’s Ecological Preserve, the FAF Sharpe Reservation, Hudson Highlands Land Trust’s (HHLT) Granite Mountain Preserve, and LCC’s Biological Field Station as well as related education and outreach activities.

Vassar Wins Beckman Scholars Award to Support Student Science Research

Vassar College selected as a 2022 Beckman Scholars Program award recipient. Awarded by The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the prestigious program will provide robust faculty-mentored research experiences for a total of six exceptional undergraduate students in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience & Behavior.

Exciting News from the Vassar Grants Office

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