Summer Research Opportunities for Students in the Biological Sciences.

To be considered for a Fellowship in the Biological Sciences students will submit two applications, Part A & Part B.  Part A, due by 5pm on February 10, 2015 & Part B, due by 5pm on February 25, 2015.  Email the completed applications to Julie Santorella,

Students applying for fellowships in the biological sciences will automatically be considered for all fellowships for which they are eligible. Please note that applications for Paller fellowships require additional materials, which must be submitted if the students are to be considered for these fellowships.

1. Requirements expected on all Biological Fellowships: By accepting a Biological fellowship, you agree to commit 8, 9, or 10 weeks full-time during summer 2015 toward the completion of your proposed project and to refrain from employment during the period of your appointment. In addition you agree to:

  • Attend a safety training session. Sessions are scheduled in the first two weeks. Additional sessions will be made available for students with a later start date.
  • Present your research in a noontime talk, scheduled weekly during the summer,
  • Attend other students’ lunchtime research presentations,
  • Participate in the President’s Science Symposium, Fall 2015;
  • Before your fellowship ends or on or before August 7, 2015. Participate in the evaluation of the summer research program, which will likely include both an online sure (SURE) and short paper survey;
  • One-page Final Report.  Before your fellowship ends or on or before August 7, 2015, please complete and electronically submit a one-page final report of your research project to Julie Santorella, (
  • Acknowledge title of fellowship in all publications and/or presentations resulting from this work;
  • Forward to Julie Santorella, ( information on all relevant conferences or meetings attended during the summer and academic year and copies of citations and publications resulting from your research.

2. Types of Biological Fellowships:

  • Paller Neuroscience Summer Fellowships
  • INBRE Summer Fellowships
  • Bowdoin Life Sciences Fellowships
  • Lowy Neuroscience Fellowship
  • Summer Research Opportunities outside Bowdoin

3. Applicants interested in any of the fellowships listed should contact a member of the Biology, Biochemistry or Neuroscience Faculty.

Jack Bateman: Genetics

David Carlon: Marine Evolutionary Biologist and Ecologist

Patsy S. Dickinson: Neuroscience

Vladimir Douhovnikoff: Biology and Ecology

Damon Gannon: Marine Conservation Biology

Hadley Horch: Molecular Neuroscience

William Jackman: Developmental Biology

Amy Johnson: Biomechanics

Bruce Kohorn: Cell Biology

John Lichter: Community Ecology

Barry Logan: Plant Physiology

Anne McBride: Microbiology

Michael Palopoli: Molecular Evolution

Nathaniel Wheelwright: Ecology

4.  Students will find Part A & Part B Summer Fellowship application and additional information on the Biology Websites: