COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester


Many options are available to fund your next project. These lists include some of the major external funding sources.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

The mission of Corporate and Foundation Relations (C&FR) is to obtain philanthropic support for College initiatives through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of foundations, corporations, and government agencies. To do this, the office will proactively seek grants and gifts to support priority programs defined by senior leadership, while being opportunistic and agile in supporting other initiatives and programs.

Faculty Grants


Byers, Jeff.  "Radical Reactions of Arene-Metal Complexes" NSF-RUI, 2009, $225,000.

M.S. Costanza-Robinson. RUI: Measurement and Microtomographic Imaging of the Air-Water Interface in Unsaturated Porous Media Supplement. National Science Foundation Geosciences Hydrology Program, November 2009-2010, $9,700.

Grant Seeking Guidelines

Middlebury’s generous leave program was approved by the Board of Trustees in 1994 with the provision that faculty would make every effort to obtain funding for salary and travel expenses from external sources. The leave program requires faculty to “exhaust” all sources appropriate to their project. The somewhat arbitrary guideline used to determine whether the faculty member has made every effort to do so is a minimum of three sources, which may include support for salary, research expenses, and travel.

Exhibit of early Renaissance art, curated by faculty member, opens in September

Katy Smith Abbott (History of Art and Architecture, Associate Dean of the College) has curated an exhibit of early Renaissance art that will open at the Middlebury College Museum of Art on September 18, 2009. "The Art of Devotion: Panel Painting in Early Renaissance Italy" brings together paintings and sculptures from 10 different American collections. A full-color catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibit, with contributions by Smith Abbott and other scholars. The exhibit is underwritten in part by the Samuel Kress Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and the Middlebury College Arts Council.