Sponsored Research and Faculty Development

Institutional support for “sponsored research” – essentially that research funded by an extramural agency either through a grant, contract or other mutually agreeable transaction – is quite innovative at Amherst College because it involves close collaboration between Sponsored Research and Foundation and Corporate Relations.

Amherst Biology Professor Goutte Receives National Science Foundation Grant

January 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-- The National Science Foundation has awarded Amherst College with a grant of $140,001 to support of the work of Caroline E. Goutte, an assistant professor of biology. Her project is called “ RUI: The Role of APH-1 and APH-2 in Notch-Mediated Cell Interactions in C. Elegans.”

Amherst Physicist David Hall Receives Cottrell College Science Award

January 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Research Corporation has presented Amherst College with a Cottrell College Science Award worth $39,786 in support of assistant physics professor David S. Hall’s “Tunable interaction in a 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensate” project.

Additional Funding

In addition to the general fund to support research projects, three funds are more specifically described: David L. Kirp Fellowship Fund: The purpose of this fund is to support student research related to gay and lesbian studies. Student recipients of research funds will be known as Kirp Fellows.