Franklin & Marshall College science faculty have a proud tradition of external grant support for their research.
Over the past 10 years the science faculty have held 51 grants from the National Science Foundation, nine grants from the American Chemical Society, eight NASA grants, five grants from the National Institute of Health, and grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Toyota, Dreyfus, and Oxford foundations, among others. Nine F&M faculty have received Research Corporation for Science Advancement (formerly Research Corporation) Cottrell College Science Awards in the past 10 years. This is the oldest national foundation for the sciences. Seven of the nine faculty are from the Chemistry Department and two are from the Physics and Astronomy Department.
Our undergraduate students directly benefit from these grants by working in collaboration with faculty on research projects over the summer and academic year.
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