CAREER PLANNING CENTER GRANTS
Career Planning Funded Internship Grant awards students a grant to pursue work experiences that would otherwise not be paid. Grants are available for all career fields and provide a terrific opportunity for you to develop valuable experience and skills in career areas of interest to you. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students are eligible to apply for a grant. The grant amount is $5,000. Application deadline for summer 2018 is Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by 12:00pm.
The Thomas A. McKinley ’06 and Hannah Weil McKinley ’08 Summer Fellowship award is designed to support students undertaking summer projects and internships, including original projects that serve the common good, advance research and creative efforts or develop a business venture. The award is only limited by the imagination and creativity of Bowdoin students. The grant amount is up to $5,000. This grant is open to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students. Application deadline for summer 2018 is Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by 12:00pm.
Davis Projects for Peace invites all students to design grassroots projects that you can implement during the summer that advance world peace. The two Bowdoin student projects judged to be the most promising will be submitted to the Davis Project. Recipients are given $10,000 to implement their project. Application deadline is Friday, January 26, 2018, by 12:00pm.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM GRANTS
Maine Based Fellowships place students with organizations in Midcoast Maine that deal with issues related to the environment at the local level. These ten-week fellowships include a $5,000 stipend. Students work in partnership with McKeen Fellows over the summer to address community needs. Fellows are eligible for on-campus housing. Preference is given to 2nd and 3rd year students. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:00pm.
National Audubon Island Bird Research Fellowships offers the opportunity to work as a field researcher, based on an island in Casco Bay. Fellows conduct field research on Maine sea birds including data collection from blinds, habitat management, public education and island field maintenance projects. The fellowship runs from May 26-August 15 and pays a weekly stipend of $262, plus room and board. Preference is given to 2nd and 3rd year students. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:00pm.
Cooke Environmental Fellowship provides an opportunity for a student to conduct community-based research with a faculty mentor within the field of environmental studies in partnership with an organization. The fellowship can be based at Bowdoin College or at an off-campus location. Fellows receive a stipend of up to $4,000 and housing. Preference is given to 2nd and 3rd year students. Application deadline is Monday, February, 26, 2018 by 12:00pm.
Environmental Justice and Sustainability Fellowships offers students the opportunity to work with agencies, organizations or businesses to explore the intersection of the environment with race, class and gender (Environmental Justice) or working directly with an organization, agency or company that is focusing on the transition to a more sustainable society (Sustainability). Students select an organization to work with directly to explore one of these two areas. The fellowship can be based at Bowdoin College or at an off-campus location. These ten-week fellowships include a $5,000 stipend. Preference is given to 2nd and 3rd year students. Application deadline is Monday, February, 26, 2018 by 12:00pm.
MCKEEN CENTER FELLOWSHIPS
Global Citizens Fellowships provide students with the opportunity to pursue summer volunteer and public service projects outside of the United States. The intent of the program is to support student work with grassroots organizations on projects that are independently designed and focus on providing direct service by living and working in local communities. Grants of $5,000 pay for travel and living expenses for ten weeks. This grant is administered by the McKeen Center for the Common Good and is open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students only. Application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018 by 12:00pm.
Maine Community Fellowships offer fellowships in public service with placements in non-profit organizations located in midcoast Maine. Students work to address community issues while strengthening campus-community partnerships. Maine Community Fellowships capitalize on students’ interests and allow them to explore work in the public sector while developing an understanding of issues at the local level. These ten-week fellowships include a $5,000 stipend and fellows are eligible for on-campus housing. The fellowship is open to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year students but preference given to 2nd and 3rd year students. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by 12:00pm.
Denning Summer Fellowships provide students who already have a foundation of community involvement the opportunity to pursue in-depth work and research on a particular public issue on behalf of a nonprofit or policy organization. Following the summer, students are encouraged to design and carry out an independent study or honors project related to their summer research with the organization. The grant can be used domestically, but preference is given to students working with organizations in Maine and New England. Grant amount is $5,000. Preference is given to 3rd year students. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by 12:00pm.
OTHER DEPARTMENTAL GRANTS
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting qualified students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction. To accomplish this objective, the program provides fellows with faculty mentoring, financial support to conduct a research project, a supportive network of peers and professionals, and the opportunity to participate in activities aimed at deepening their understanding and commitment to professional academic work. Application deadline is Monday, March 5, 2018
Bowdoin Scientific Station (BSS) summer fellowship supports undergraduate field research in the natural sciences and artistic endeavors (broadly defined) at BSS, Bowdoin College’s research station on Kent Island. Eight fellowships are available each summer. The fellowship program lasts approximately 8 weeks, beginning on Memorial Day and provides a stipend, room & board at the research station, travel, and research/art supplies. Application deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 12:00pm.
The Golz Fellowship is offered by the Bowdoin History Department and supports research opportunities and internships for sophomore and junior history majors and minors during the summer months. These fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift from Ronald Golz ’56 in memory of his father, Alfred E. Golz. Students may apply for between $500 and $3000. The fellowships are awarded in three categories: faculty-student research collaborations, student-designed projects that employ innovative technologies (digital media, mapping, etc.) or summer internships where students apply the skills, methods and content learned in their history courses (e.g. museums, archives, libraries, living history museums, non-profits). Application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018 by 12:00pm.