Recent Awards

Institutional Grants

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation awarded a $720,000 grant to augment the existing Stabler Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for students with leadership potential and financial need.

The Councils of Independent Colleges (CIC) awarded a $6,000 grant to expand digital access to more of the fine arts collection, particularly three-dimensional Asian art.

The FirstEnergy Foundation awarded a $2,790 grant to support two students at Gettysburg’s IT Camp.

The Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded a $99,875 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 George I. Alden Trust awarded a $150,000 grant for the acquisition of an atomic force microscope (AFM) (Dr. Shelli Frey and Dr. Luke Thompson). Read more.

The InterFaith Youth Core awarded a $4,000 Campus Innovation Grant to support development of the InterFaith Student Council and interfaith programming (Dr. Kristin Largen).

The Walter J. Miller Trust awarded $5,000 for the conservation of oil sketches on paper by recognized battlefield artist George Leo Frankenstein. This project is overseen by Musselman Library’s Special Collections.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association awarded a $53,320 Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant to fund the position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Assistant Wrestling Coach.

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

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.

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) selected Gettysburg for participation in the Online Humanities Instruction Consortium. This grant will support the development of synchronous and asynchronous sharing of classes through video-technology while still embodying the personalized nature of the instruction we offer and maintaining a strong residential culture on our campus (Dr.Jack Ryan, Brian Reese, Dr. Tim Shannon and Dr. Alan Perry).

The Hearst Foundations awarded a $100,000 scholarship grant to support five under-represented minority students with high financial need who come to Gettysburg College through our community-based organization pipeline.

The Presser Foundation awarded a $4,000 Undergraduate Scholarship grant. The grant funds a “Presser Scholar” award given to an outstanding music major at or near the end of his or her junior year. The award is overseen by Dr. James Day.

The United States Department of Justice awarded a $299,093 Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus (Jeff Foster, Bill Lafferty and Jennifer McCary).

The United States Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant, “The Impact of China’s Education System from Beijing to Gettysburg,” for $86,320. The program is overseen by Dr. Betsy Lavolette, Dr. James Udden, and Rebecca Bergren. Read more.

The Pennsylvania State Space Grant Consortium awarded a $4,847 NURO - Undergraduate Research in Astronomy grant. The grant funds programs that attract and retain physics majors through our astronomy program and provide graduate school and/or workforce preparation through active student research experiences. The program is overseen by Dr. Jacquelynne Milingo.

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

The National Science Foundation awarded a $605,609 S-STEM grant. The award funds scholarships and programming to three cohorts of students over three years with the focus on academically-promising underrepresented minority and first-generation students who demonstrate financial need and who plan to earn bachelor’s degrees in any of the following disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. The grant is overseen by Dr. Istvan Urcuyo, Dr. Darren Glass, and Dr. Jacquelynne Milingo. Read more.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $500,000 challenge grant to endow an existing faculty position in Civil War Era Studies. Read more.


Faculty Grants

The American Council of Learned Societies awarded a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars to Dr. McKinley Melton for his project Claiming All the World as Our Stage: Contemporary Black Poetry, Performance, and Resistance.

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

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

The American Philosophical Society awarded a $6,000 grant to Dr. Sarah Principato for her research analyzing ice-free cirques on the Faroe Islands.

The Mindlin Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Dr. James Puckett and Pranav Kayastha ’20 to support Undergraduate Research on the mechanics of collective animal behavior.

The NYU Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership awarded a $1,000 grant to Dr. Kristin Largen to launch Breathe Gettysburg, an ongoing initiative aimed at enhancing the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of the College community.

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

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

The Folke Bernadette Academy awarded a $35,353 grant to Dr. Caroline Hartzell for her research project Citizens' Perspectives on the Legitimacy of Civil War Peace Processes: An Experimental Conjoint Analysis.

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

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange awarded a $25,000 grant to Dr. Yan Sun for her proposed project entitled Many Worlds Under One Heaven: Identity, Power and Material Culture in the Southern Frontiers of Western Zhou China (c. 1045 – 771 BCE.).

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association awarded an $86,053 grant to Dr. Nikki Shariat for her research mapping microbes and pathogens in the Susquehanna River Basin.

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

The National Center for Institutional Diversity awarded a $2,000 Pop-up research and scholarship grant to Dr. Sahana Mukherjee. “Remembering America’s Immigration History: The Role of Flags.”

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $74,875 Digital Humanities grant to Dr. Jonathan Amith, “Documenting the Ethnobiology of Mexico and Central America.”

The ASIANetwork awarded $24,869 to Dr. VoonChin Phua and four students for their project entitled “Cultural Representation in Tourism: Alignment and Diversion.” The group is in Singapore this summer and has a daily blog. Read more.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded $1,031,671 to Dr. Ryan Kerney and his collaborators at Stony Brook University and Columbia University 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 Science Foundation awarded a $105,000 grant to Dr. Sharon Stephenson to enhance participation of minority and undergraduate students in nuclear science using the Modular Neutron Array (MoNA) with collaborators at Wabash College, Augustana College, and Hampton University. Funding will enable the collaboration to have a full research program ready for the first beams of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB).

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $200,000 grant to Dr. Jonathan Amith for his research in a biological approach to documenting traditional ecological knowledge.

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $29,930 grant to Dr. Jonathan Amith for his research in comparative ethnobiology in Mesoamerica.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $190,065 grant to Dr. Jonathan Amith to analyze the phonetics, phonology, and morphosyntax of Yoloxóchitl Mixtec.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $449,942 grant to Dr. Jonathan Amith to create an extensive digital database of recordings of native experts discussing traditional nomenclature and classification of local flora collected in five Nahuat and two Totonac villages in the 28 municipalities of the Sierra Nororiental de Puebla, Mexico -- an incredibly bio-diverse region of the world.

The National Science Foundation awarded a $235,770 grant to Dr. Jonathan Amith to develop a software tool that will use previously transcribed Yoloxóchitl Mixtec speech data to both train a new generation of native speakers in practical orthography and to develop automatic speech recognition software.

The National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology awarded an EAGER grant to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for $149,637 with Dr. Paula Trillo serving as co-PI. Dr. Trillo is responsible for conducting bioassay experiments with focal taxa to quantify the effectiveness of novel traits against multiple enemies.

The National Science Foundation Division of Social and Economic Sciences awarded a $447,802 grant to Dr. Caroline Hartzell and her collaborators to better understand how power-sharing arrangements foster peace in the aftermath of civil war.