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Skidmore Retirees

Retiree Grants

There are three types of grants that Skidmore retirees may be eligible for - Emeritus Faculty Development Grants through the Dean of Faculty/Vice President of Academic Affairs; Retiree Staff Development Grants; and Retiree Ad Hoc Grants.


Emeritus Faculty Development Grant 

Emeritus faculty development grants are designed to help retired faculty begin new projects, to help faculty enhance existing professional work, or for seed money to finance application for external grants. Applicants must qualify for retiree status according to Human Resources criteria.

2017  Awards

2016 Awards

2015 Awards

2014 Awards


Retiree Staff Development Grant

Staff retiree development grants are designed to support projects that promote continuing education, benefit the College or retiree’s local community, and/or model creative approaches to life in retirement. Successful applicants are expected to share information about their projects with fellow retirees in on-campus presentations and/or on-line reports.


2017 Awards

2106 Awards

2015 Awards

2014 Awards

The first (ever!) round of retiree staff development grants has been completed and awards have been made to:


Retiree Ad Hoc Grant

In addition to Emeritus Faculty and Retiree Staff Development Grants, limited funds are available to support projects by Skidmore College retirees on an ad hoc basis.  Like the Development Grants, ad hoc awards are intended to promote ongoing professional engagement, advance continuing education, encourage involvement with the College or the retiree’s local community, and/or model other creative approaches to life in retirement.  Unlike the Development Grants, however, ad hoc awards may be applied for and approved at any time.  A retiree seeking funding for a project should consider, first, whether the needs might be met through an Emeritus Faculty or Retiree Staff Development Grant.

Requests for ad hoc funds may be made directly via email to, or referred to RIPG from the offices of the Dean of the Faculty or Human Resources.  There is no set application form.  A letter of request should:

  1. briefly describe the nature of the project;
  2. specify the time period when funds are needed;
  3. outline expenses; and
  4. explain the value of the project to the relevant trade or profession, to the College or retiree’s local community, or to the community of retirees. 

Reviewers appointed by RIPG recommend appropriate response to the request, which is ultimately determined by RIPG.  The grant recipient must submit a final report to RIPG after funds have been expended.