Awards support innovation

Foundation and government grants provide an important source of funding for innovation. Wheaton people and programs received more than $2.3 million in grants during the last school year to support faculty research, student scholarly stipends, curricular development and institutional planning and operations.

“The Shared Origins and Parallel Histories of the West and Islam (400–900 C.E.)”

$21,000, Teaching Development Fellowships, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Yuen-Gen Liang

“What Is the Good Life?”

$25,000, Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants, NEH
John Partridge

“Encoding Financial Records for Historical Research”

$25,000, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH
Kathryn Tomasek

Renovations and Improvements in Keefe Hall

$25,000, Keefe Family Foundation

“MRI: Acquisition of an Ion Chromatograph to Support Research and Undergraduate Education”

$36,179, National Science Foundation (NSF)
Matthew Evans

“Lexomic Tools and Methods for Textual Analysis: Providing Deep Access to Digitized Texts”

$135,895, Preservation and Access Research and Development, NEH
Michael Drout

Presidential Leadership Grant: Investing in Research—A Bridge to a Vibrant Academic Future

$150,000, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Davis United World College Scholars Program


Supporting Faculty Retirements and Reconfiguring Curricular Resources

$700,000, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation