Faculty members from the departments of anthropology and pyschology were recently selected to receive significant research grant awards that will support them in collaborative research or honor them for their committment to their field of study. The College also received funding to further aid in current and future programs.
Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology Paige West, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, received grant funding from the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) for a collaborative project entitled “Decolonizing Conservation: Enhancing indigenous and gender inclusive conservation across Melanesia and beyond.”
Assistant Professor of Psychology Michael Wheaton was selected for an Early Career Achievement Award from the Anxiety Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in recognition of his contributions to the field of anxiety and OCD research.
In addition to faculty grants, the College also received institutional funding. Wells Fargo will fund professional development efforts within the Dean of Studies Office in support of first-generation and underrepresented students. The College's Higher Education Opportunity Program Laptop Loan Program received renewed funding from the Annie Eaton Society. Barnard as an institution received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2019 Athena Film Festival. In addition, the Ettinger Foundation and Eileen Fisher made sponsorship grants to the festival.