Summer Fellowships and Student Research, 2015

During the Summer of 2015, the Biological Sciences will offer summer fellowship opportunities to support student research with a faculty mentor. Fellowships may include: Life Sciences Fellowships,  INBRE Fellowships {Maine IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence}, Paller & Lowy Fellowships {supports Neuroscience Research}.

Paller Neuroscience Research Fellowships are available to support research both during the summer of 2015 and during the academic year (2015-2016).  It is expected that research conducted with Paller support will culminate in Honors in Neuroscience.  Summer fellowships will include a summer stipend ($400 per week for 8-10 weeks), summer housing (in Bowdoin on-campus housing), funds to cover research expenses, and funds to cover travel to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Academic year fellowships will provide an academic year stipend ($4000), as well as funds to cover research expenses and travel to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.  Students awarded both summer and academic year fellowships will receive the summer stipend, the academic year stipend, and funds to cover research supplies and travel to the SfN meeting. On campus housing is on a first come first served basis.

Lowy Neuroscience Fellowships:  Fellowships sponsored by the Lowy Medical Research Institute may be available to support student research projects  in neuroscience during the summer of 2015.  Students will receive a stipend of $400/week for 8, 9 or 10 weeks, subsidized college housing, and funds to cover research supplies. On campus housing is on a first come first served basis.

Bowdoin College Fellowships in the Life Sciences: Funds donated to the College will support 8, 9 or 10 week fellowships for students wishing to conduct independent research in the life sciences during the summer.  In addition to students working with faculty in the biological sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience), students working on biological problem in the physical sciences and mathematics are eligible for these fellowships.  Students will receive a stipend of $400/week and subsidized college housing, as well as funds to cover research supplies. On campus housing is on a first come first served basis.

The Biology faculty will schedule an informational meeting for information on summer fellowships in the Biological Sciences.  Date tba

Students should begin discussing potential projects with faculty sponsors early in the Spring semester 2015.

Biological Fellowships Application Instructions: 

The Part A application the Part A cover application and unofficial transcript.  Students should save and send these two documents in one pdf copy. 

The Part B application includes the Part B cover application, project justification, project description, and any additional materials for neuroscience students also applying for the Paller Fellowships.  Students should save and send these documents in one pdf copy.

If you wish to request support for project related expenses have a discussion with your faculty mentor.  An itemized budget and justification will be submitted by the mentor with their letter of support.

Biological Fellowships Applications & Deadlines: 

  • February 10, 2015: Deadline for students to submit PART A application online. Please contact Julie Santorella, Biology Department Academic Coordinator, with any problems or questions. 

  • February 24, 2015: Deadline for students to submit PART B application online. Late applications will not be accepted; students should plan accordingly.

  • tba: Applicants, who have been selected by the Biological Fellowships Committee, will be notified that they are being offered Biological Science fellowships. All other applicants will be notified that they have not been selected during the first round of awards; however, if funds are available a second round of awards may be offered.

  • tba: Deadline for students to accept or decline the Biological Summer fellowship awards.