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RCSA Announces the 10 Colleges That Have Been Awarded the Most Research Grants in its History

Tucson, AZ – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2012, today announced the 10 liberal arts colleges in the United States that have received the most research grants from the foundation in its history. RCSA, the nation’s oldest foundation devoted wholly to science, is a major funder of undergraduate research involving early-career faculty and students, and its grant awards are, therefore, a reflection of a college’s commitment to undergraduate research and its role in science education. “Liberal arts colleges play a disproportionately large role in the education of future scientists,” said RCSA President Jim Gentile. “We highlight these 10 colleges, because the number of research grants that they have received from RCSA through a highly competitive process underscores the strength of their commitment to science education in the liberal arts arena.” The 10 colleges are:
  • Hope College – Holland, MI (64 research grants)
  • Williams College – Williamstown, MA (64)
  • Amherst College – Amherst, MA (63)
  • Carleton College – Northfield, MN (63)
  • Reed College – Portland, OR (59)
  • Occidental College – Los Angeles, CA (57)
  • Wellesley College – Wellesley, MA (50)
  • Pomona College – Claremont, CA (50)
  • Swarthmore College – Swarthmore, PA (49)
  • Franklin and Marshall College – Lancaster, PA (47)
For further information: contact Emma Mittelstadt at Goodman Media International, 212-576-2700 x250 or About Research Corporation for Science Advancement – Research Corporation for Science Advancement – formerly known as Research Corporation – was founded in 1912 and is the second-oldest foundation in the United States (after the Carnegie Corporation) and the oldest foundation devoted wholly to science. Research Corporation is a leading advocate for the sciences and a major funder of scientific innovation and of research in America’s colleges and universities. Follow updates from RCSA on Facebook and Twitter. ###

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