Recent Awards

Institutional Grants

Adams County awarded a $103,683 FAIR grant for COVID-19 Relief.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a Presidential Leadership grant of $150,000 to support initiatives to deepen students’ engagement with the humanities. This grant will be used to strengthen three significant academic experiences that connect to our new strategic plan: linked interdisciplinary courses that pair humanities faculty with faculty from other divisions; community-based learning pedagogy; and digital scholarship in the classroom.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to support faculty diversity initiatives in the humanities for $800,000. The grant will allow us to diversify the content and perspectives in our humanities departments and classrooms. Read more about how this grant will support faculty diversity initiatives.

Creating Connections Consortium awarded a $210,000 grant for a new faculty position in Africana Studies.

The Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded a $280,344 Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant to recognize and respond to students at risk, strengthen coalitions across campus, strengthen partnerships with external resources, build the capacity of Counseling Services to respond to increased demand, and create a template and schedule for sustaining ongoing efforts.

The Interfaith Youth Core awarded the Religious & Spiritual Life Department a $4,000 campus innovation grant.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
awarded a $444,952 grant to Kay Etheridge for her research investigating and controlling runoff in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed of Pennsylvania.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $112,136 MRI grant to Shelli Frey, Kate Buettner, Kurt Andresen, and Luke Thompson for the purchase of a circular dichroism spectropolarimeter. Read more about this research.

The Center for Public Service was awarded a $5,000 grant from the 2021 Nature’s Path Gardens for Good program for The Painted Turtle Farm.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education awarded a $30,000 grant for the “It’s On Us PA” campaign.

PNC awarded a $10,000 sponsorship for the Give Ideas to Gettysburg (GIG). This program will provide free human-centered design consulting services by a group of trained Gettysburg College students to local nonprofit organizations.

The Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Trust awarded $3,500 to the Majestic Theater to assist with reopening after the COVID-19

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to augment the existing Stabler Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for students with leadership potential and financial need.

The Teagle Foundation approved a planning grant of $25,000 to Gettysburg College for the project “Civic Literacy at Gettysburg College.”


Faculty Grants

The American-Scandinavian Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Shannon Egan in support of the exhibition Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awarded $13,125 to Luke Thompson for his research on the Development of SPR based immunosensors for monitoring IgA/Anti-IgA related anaphylactic transfusion reactions.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation awarded $18,500 to Shelli Frey for the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions.

The Code for Science & Society awarded a $19,870.09 grant to Natasha Gownaris for her upcoming virtual workshop on Culturally Relevant Data Science.

The Folke Bernadette Academy awarded two grants to Caroline Hartzell. One in the amount of $31,030 for her workshop, “Research on Citizens in Peace Processes.” The other grant is for her study on Citizens’ Perspectives on the Legitimacy of Civil War Peace Processes in the amount of $35,353.

Sarah Principato
received a $6,000 Franklin Research Grant for her research “Analysis of cirques on the Faroe Islands: implications for paleoclimate.”

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research awarded Kerry Wallach $5,000 for her project, “Rahel Szalit-Marcus, a Jewish Artist in Berlin and Paris.”

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University awarded a $4,000 Sharon Abramson Research Grant to Kerry Wallach.

The John Templeton Foundation awarded a $55,099 grant to Brian Meier for his research of the role of metaphor in religious cognition.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded $1,134,888 to Ryan Kerney and his collaborators at Stony Brook University,  University of Arizona and Bigelow Marine Labs in Maine to support research of an endosymbiosis between embryos of the spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) and an algal symbiont that lives inside its egg capsules (Oophila amblystomatis).

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $168,850 grant to Dave Powell to create a summer professional development program for school teachers, “Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers.”

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $60,000 fellowship to Betsy Duquette for her research “A Biography of American Author Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911)”

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $48,698 grant to Jonathan Amith for his project “Mesolex: Lexicosemantic Resources for Mesoamerican Languages.”

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $50,000 grant to Shannon Egan, Robin Wagner, and Carolyn Sautter to create Sustainable Collections Storage Plan for Teaching and Learning.

The Fogarty International Center of the National Institute of Health has awarded $9,546 to  Megan Benka-Coker for her collaborative research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the efforts to reduce charcoal energy consumption in Tanzania in order to increase cleaner energy.

The National Science Foundation awarded Timothy Funk a $129,656 grant for his research “RUI: CAS: Development of Iron Catalysts for Sustainable, Selective Oxidations and Reductions.”

The National Science Foundation awarded a $193,065 grant to Margaret E. Blume-Kohout for her project, entitled “Evaluating Impact of Student Debt on Early Career Choices.”

The National Science Foundation awarded a $266,042 grant to Jennifer Powell for her project, entitled RUI: Integration of the Epithelial Innate Immune and Oxidative Stress Responses.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $6,000 conference grant for the “Mid-Atlantic Seminar on Numbers.” This project is under the direction of Darren Glass and Ricardo Conceicao, in collaboration with colleagues at Towson and James Madison Universities.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $174,865 grant to Jonathan Amith to create an extensive written, audio, and photographic record of ethnobiological knowledge in Mixtec, Amuzgo, and Huave communities.

The Pittsburgh Conference awarded Tim Funk and the Chemistry Department a 2021 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant in the amount of $10,000. This grant will support the purchase of a Ncolet Summit FT-IR spectrometer with a diamond attenuated total reflectance accessory.

The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant for Shelli Frey and Kate Buettner’s work titled, “Evolving our Biochemistry and Chemistry Curricula: Increasing experiential learning and interdisciplinary thinking.”

The Spencer Foundation awarded Hakim Williams $50,000 for his research titled, “Decolonial Peace and Justice Education: A Transatlantic Study of Four Afro-Centric Youth-based Organizations.”

The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board awarded Hakim Mohandas Amani Williams a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award. Williams will be conducting research at Social Support Foundation (Ghana) and at Youth Crime Watch of Jamaica (Jamaica) as part of a larger project entitled “Decolonial Peace and Justice Education: A Transatlantic Study of Four Afro-centric, Youth-based Organizations.”

The United States World War I Centennial Commission awarded a $34,500 grant to Ian Isherwood, Amy Lucadamo, and R.C. Miessler for their World War I Digital Humanities project.

The W. Clyde and Ida Mae Thurman Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation awarded a $99,955 grant to Véronique Delesalle for her project “What genetic and ecological factors determine the evolutionary path of viral pathogens as they adapt to their bacterial hosts?”

The Wyeth Foundation for American Art awarded an $8,000 grant to Shannon Egan in support of the exhibition Across the West and Toward the North: Norwegian and American Landscape Photography.