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Each summer the Coastal Studies Center supports faculty mentored research and creative projects. Projects take place at the Center or at other coastal or marine locations. One of the main goals of the Coastal Studies Center is to support and encourage independent student research and projects. Activities related to coastal and marine topics from all disciplines are welcome, and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. During the academic year, the Center supports independent student research that is often a continuation of  summer research that sometimes leads to an honors project.

Check the Student Fellowships and Research webpage for fellowship applications and deadlines (applicationa re available mid-January and due in early February). Students should contact potential faculty advisors early in the application process. To learn more about recent research, see the link below, and 'prior year's research' from the links on the right side of this page.

Summer 2015 Fellowship projects »

students at bowdoin coastal studiesStudents are encouraged to apply for summer fellowships to conduct independent research on coastal or marine topics under the supervision of a faculty advisor

Coastal Studies Fellowships:

  • Doherty Charitable Foundation Coastal Studies Research Fellowships: for marine and coastal studies research.
  • Rusack Coastal Studies Fellowships: for projects with a humanities, social science, or natural science focus that provide new insight and understanding into the multiple facets of coastal studies.

Honors Projects and Independent Study Projects

Students are encouraged to sign up for Independent studies or honors projects within their departments to engage in research, or work pertaining to marine or coastal topics that may not be immediately or completely located at the Coastal Studies Center.  Such projects will usually take place during the academic year. Current and past projects are described on the Honors Projects page.