Class of 1960 Adjunct Faculty Research Fund

On the occasion of their 60th reunion, the Barnard College Class of 1960 established the Class of 1960 Adjunct Faculty Research Fund to support the scholarly and creative work of Barnard adjuncts.

In 2022, a grant of $10,000 will go to one adjunct faculty member who has taught at Barnard for three or more years. The recipient will be selected by the Barnard College Provost upon recommendation by the Grants Committee at the end of the Spring 2022 semester. Funds will be made available in Summer 2022, pending the instructor’s reappointment to teach at Barnard during the following academic year. Funds remaining at the end of an instructor’s appointment will be returned to Barnard College.

Adjunct faculty of any rank who meet the criteria below may apply:

— The adjunct faculty member must have taught at Barnard for a minimum of three years.

— They must be appointed to teach at Barnard during the academic year following the receipt of the Award.

— An adjunct faculty member who holds a tenure-track or reviewed and renewable instructor position at another institution is not eligible to apply.

Those wishing to apply should complete the Adjunct Faculty Research Grant application, using the link sent from the Provost’s Office on Dec. 23, 2021. A tutorial on the subject of grant applications was offered via Zoom in December, and a recording of this session was sent via email on Dec. 16. If you need either of these emails re-sent, please contact the BCF union reps at For questions about the application process, please contact Bobby O’Rourke ( in the Provost’s Office.

All materials noted in the application should be emailed to Bobby O’Rourke ( and Tina Simpson ( in the Provost’s Office by 5pm EST on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.

From members of the Class of 1960:

The Class of 1960 Adjunct Faculty Research Fund has been established on the occasion of our 60th Reunion, by members of the Class who have taken notice of Barnard’s significant reliance on adjunct faculty. Some members of the Class have been adjuncts themselves and understand the professional and psychic toll these positions can take.

We recognize that substantial improvements have been made by the formation of Barnard Contingent Faculty-UAW Local 2110, but much remains to be accomplished. This year [2021] we are able to offer a one-time grant of $10,000 to an adjunct faculty member who has taught at Barnard for three years or more. We expect this will sustain a month of research in the summer of 2021. Applications will be made to the regular Barnard College Faculty Grants Committee on its regular schedule.

In this way we hope to recognize, sustain and enrich the intellectual life of the adjunct faculty. We will continue our efforts to enlarge the Fund so that we can continue to support this initiative.