Active Institutional Grants

Here is a list of active external grants that have been awarded to Williams College in support of institutional priorities and/or programmatic activities. Awards are listed alphabetically by funding organization.


Davis United World College Scholars Program (DUWCSP)

A one-year $190,000 DUWCSP grant has been awarded to Williams College to support financial aid for international students, who graduated from a United World College.  (December 2023)


Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation

Williams has received a $25,000 grant from the Dickinson Foundation, which will support the Williams Summer Science Research Program (SSRP) during summer 2024. The SSRP offers Williams students full time, paid research positions for nine-ten weeks beginning in mid-June.  (March 2024)


Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) to support the Teddy Sandoval and the Butch Gardens School of Art exhibition. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College  (April 2022)


Per Jacobsson Foundation

Williams has received a three-year $75,000 grant from the Per Jacobsson Foundation that will support the CDE/Per Jacobsson Speaker Series. Through this speaker series, the Center for Development Economics (CDE) will invite three senior CDE alumni each year to spend several days in Williamstown with current CDE Fellows, providing the Fellows an opportunity to tap the experience, values, and enthusiasm of leading practitioners from different countries.  (April 2023)


Mellon Foundation


National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Williams has received two two-year grants from the NCAA, a Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant and a Division III Coaching Enhancement Grant. The internship grant will support the salary of an individual in the position of athletic assistant for special projects. The coaching enhancement grant will support the salary of an individual in the position of assistant squash coach.  (April 2023)


Projects for Peace

Two Williams students have each been awarded a $10,000 grant to support their summer peace projects. One project will provide computers to a secondary school in Kenya,  reducing inequality in computer access, expanding opportunities, and broadening the world perspectives of students who previously had no access to computers and the Internet. The second project will support the creation of a secure and dust-free environment for a computer classroom and install 25 computers in a high school for gifted students in Tigray, Ethiopia. This second grant will also support computer training for teachers and the establishment of a wireless internet network in the computer classroom.  (April 2024)