Grants and Fellowships

Mini-Grants for Research
Support academic year undergraduate research and travel in all disciplines.

Grua/O’Connell Research Awards 
Support faculty-mentored student research expenses such as travel, books, or equipment.

Office of Student Fellowships and Research 
Provides complete information on undergraduate research funding at Bowdoin and beyond.

Office of Special Academic Programs 
Provides information on the Mellon Mays, Chamberlain and Faculty Scholarship programs at Bowdoin, as well as nationwide Summer Research Opportunities and the preparation for Graduate School.

The Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good 
Supports research, service, and leadership programs involving engagement with local, national, and international communities.

Funded Internship Programs 
Available through the Career Planning Center, such as the Davis Projects for Peace and the Preston Public Interest Career Fund, among others.

Fulbright Grants for Study/Research
These grant awards are designed to conduct study and/or research in one country for an academic year, providing round-trip transportation, book and research allowances, maintenance, supplemental health coverage, and language or orientation courses. These grants are a great opportunity to create long-lasting connections with scholars in Spanish-speaking countries for in-depth research. A great foundation for future graduate or professional studies.

Teaching Fellowships in France

Each year Bowdoin awards four Teaching Fellowships in France to graduating French majors. They teach English conversation to university students in Brest, Nantes and Clermont-Ferrand. (French Teaching Fellows come to Bowdoin from Brest and Clermont-Ferrand each year, and teach similar conversation sections in French.) We are fortunate to be able to give our graduates the chance to return to France, further their French language skills and interact with French students in a professional capacity. Many of the former Teaching Fellows from Bowdoin have gone on to teaching careers, either in the United States or in France, while others have used their language ability in a variety of other professions. The Department advertises these openings to French and Romance Languages Majors in November and conducts interviews in December. In addition to their salary and health insurance paid by the French university, successful candidates receive a travel stipend from the Department.

French Government Fellowships

Each year the French government awards Teaching Fellowships to graduate students from outside France. These Fellows also teach English conversation, but in this program most of the them teach at the secondary level. They may be posted anywhere in metropolitan France. Several Bowdoin graduates have taken advantage of this program and have had a rewarding year in France. The deadline for this application is January 15. For more information, please visit the French Cultural Services website.

For application information on either of these programs, please contact any of the Bowdoin French professors.