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A Gift to Support Humanities Students’ Research

Submitted by on July 11, 2013 – 9:24 amNo Comment

a_ellisA $5,000 gift from Assistant Professor of German and Comparative Literature Alicia E. Ellis and artist and former visiting faculty member David H. Munson will be used to establish Hampshire College’s new Humanities Research Book Grant.

“We had envisioned that this donation would fund a research grant to support humanities students who are just beginning their Division III work. It is meant to enhance the ability of students to conduct research at an advanced level and also support the library collection and fill any holes in its humanities collection,” said Ellis.

The Humanities Research Book Grant will support humanities students’ work on their Division III (senior) projects through individual grants to purchase books central to their studies. Grant applications will be considered by a committee of faculty members in the humanities and cultural studies. Grant recipients will be chosen based on the intellectual merit of the proposed work and their preparation for such work, the quality of their previous work during Division II, and the necessity of the texts or related media for the proposed topic.