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Our Grant Funding

Landmark College’s Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs (OGSP) oversees all grant-funded initiatives at the College. This includes:

OGSP works directly with foundations, state and federal agencies, and corporate sponsors to secure funding for the College. The College currently manages a grant portfolio of nearly $3 million.

Take a look at some of Landmark College's current and recent grant-funded projects below, or learn about LCIRT's grant-funded research. You can also learn more about the work of our Institutional Review Board.


Lynne Feal-Staub
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Current and Recent Grant-Funded Projects

  • In December 2013, Landmark College received a $500,000 award from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation to establish the Access to Innovative Education (AIE) fund. This fund provides full scholarships to students with high financial need. 

    As this is a matching grant, the College is actively seeking other funders with similar interests to support this fund, and has been awarded funding by the following foundations: F.I.S.H. Foundation, Mount Laurel Foundation, William H. Pitt Foundation, and the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation.

    For more information about AIE, contact Lynne Feal-Staub, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs, at

    Access to Innovative Education: STEM Opportunities for Students with Learning Disabilities (AIE-STEM)
    In addition to the general AIE funding secured by the College, in September 2016 Landmark College received a $650,000 award from the National Science Foundation (award no. 1643326) to provide scholarship and other supports to students studying in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.  Scholarships up to $10,000 will be offered over the next five years to students with significant financial need studying in the Life Sciences or Computer Science areas.  In addition to scholarship funding, these AIE-STEM scholars will receive mentoring support, internship opportunities, and other programmatic support.  Additional information related to Landmark College’s AIE-STEM award can be found here.
    For more information about the AIE-STEM program, please contact Michelle Bower, Chair of the Mathematics & Computer Science Department at

  • In November 2014, Landmark College received a $200,000 grant award from the Roger I. and Ruth B. MacFarlane Foundation to grow its Online Learning Division. This award will allow the College to continue building innovative online coursework for undergraduate, graduate, and high school students with embedded UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principles. 

    The College was also awarded $20,000 from the Vermont Agency of Administration, Department of Buildings and General Services through their Regional Economic Development Grant program.  This award will allow the College to purchase technological infrastructure to support the Online Learning Division. 

    For more information about Landmark's online initiatives, contact Dr. Manju Banerjee, Vice President for Educational Research and Innovation, at

  • In early 2016, the College received a $100,000 award from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to support the development of innovative practices in STEM learning.  Through this award, both the Life Sciences and Computer Science departments at Landmark College will have the opportunity to develop small learning cohorts centered on STEM-based projects that students may not otherwise experience. 

    For more information about this exciting new project, contact Cyrus Shaoul, Senior Academic Researcher, at

  • A multi-departmental award was made by Bringing Theory to Practice (an organization funded through the Association of American Colleges and Universities) to provide stress management and resiliency training to first-year students on campus.  This project brings Landmark College’s Counseling and Health Services and First-Year Studies department together to investigate the effectiveness of the S.M.A.R.T. (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) program on Landmark students. 

    For more information, contact Debbie Gassaway-Hayward, First-Year Studies Chairperson, at

  • In collaboration with the Putney Historical Society, Landmark College was awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve a collection of materials from Windham College, the institution that previously occupied what is now Landmark College’s campus. 

    For more information, contact Mary Jane MacGuire, Research Librarian, at

  • Landmark College recently received two grant awards to fund a summer learning experience for area middle school youth.  The ELO-STEM program is a two-week summer program focusing on computer science and life sciences.  The program is a partnership between the College and three supervisory unions in Windham County.


    In fall 2016, the College received a $6,500 matching grant from the Thomas Thompson Trust in support of the ELO-STEM program.  The Redducs Foundation then awarded the College the needed $4,100 match to fully fund the program for 2017.  For more information about the ELO-STEM program, contact Susan Grabowski, Director of Short-Term Programs, at

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