Recent Awards

Institutional Grants

The Hearst Foundations awarded a $125,000 grant to provide scholarships to four underrepresented and first-generation students in the STEM Scholars program for their four years at Gettysburg College.

A six-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, part of its Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative, will help faculty advance inclusive pedagogy practices and policies. As part of the IE3 Learning Community Cluster 4, Gettysburg faculty will advance inclusive pedagogy practices and policies across Division 3. HHMI’s Inclusive Excellence program is designed to help colleges and universities build capacity for student inclusion and belonging especially for those historically excluded groups in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded a $30,000 grant for Phase 1 of HHMI’s Inclusive Excellence 3 Learning Community.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association awarded a $296,032 grant to the Advancing Science team led by Ryan Kerney. They will be partnering with three local school districts to establish an environmental education community of practice that will build, implement and sustain an Environmental Literacy plan for Adams County school districts.

PA It's On Us awarded three consecutive years of funding to raise awareness and resource availability for sexual misconduct totaling $100,000.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board awarded a $39,575 grant for Reducing Underage Drinking and Dangerous Drinking.

awarded a $12,500 sponsorship for the Give Ideas to Gettysburg (GIG).

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to augment the existing Stabler Scholarship Fund that provides scholarships for students with leadership potential and financial need.

Faculty Grants

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

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 Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes 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 Institutes of Health (NIGMS) awarded Kate Buettner a $382,063 grant for her work entitled, De Novo Mini-Metalloenzymes with Hydrolase Activity.

Rimvydas Baltaduonis
is a co-PI on a subaward with the University of Colorado Denver on their National Science Foundation award. The project is through the NSF's Strengthening America's Infrastructure program entitled, "Integration of Electric Vehicles and the Electric Grid."

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 $301,916 to Jonathan Amith for his work, "From Acoustic Signal to Morphosyntactic Analysis in One End-to-End Neural System collaborative work with CMU."

The National Science Foundation awarded $239,580 to Jonathan Amith for his collaborative research on improving techniques of automatic speech recognition in order to transcribe endangered language recordings.

The National Science Foundation awarded $417,598 to Jonathan Amith for his work Documenting the Ethnobiology of Mexico and Central America (DEMCA): a data portal designed to integrate biological and ethnobiological research into a single online environment. Its focus is on the documentation of traditional ecological knowledge in the Indigenous communities.

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 Jennifer Dumont, Associate Professor of Spanish, a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for linguistics research and teaching in Ecuador. Her course, Varieties of English, was taught to MA students at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador and her research gathered linguistic data to complement a corpus collected in 2006.

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.