Biological Sciences 2009 Fellowship Application

Please cut + paste the following information into an email or a word document and send to jsantore@bowdoin.edu

PART A: APPLICANT INFORMATION

Name: (Last, First, M.I.)
Class Year:
Email:
Student ID:
S.U. Box:
Cell Phone #:
High School:
High School Town:
Are you studying away during spring '09?:
    X  Yes, and I will be back on campus (indicate approximate date)
    X  No
Project Title:
Faculty Mentor: (Name and Department)

PART B: PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Please provide a complete project description. ** This description should not exceed two single-space pages, and should include the following:

  • The disciplinary context and goal of your proposed project (including the question(s), you will address and why).
  • The methodology you will employ to accomplish your goal.
  • An explanation of how your proposed project draws upon previous coursework/experiences and how it will prepare you for
    your future plans.

**If you are applying for an Institutional Fellowship at Bowdoin, use the same project description.

PART C: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Most fellowships include a supply allowance of up to $1000.00. To request supply funding please include a budget request.
  • Your transcript from Bearings.
  • A letter of support from your faculty mentor should be emailed separately by your mentor to Julie Santorella, jsantore@bowdoin.edu
  • Merck and Paller Fellowships require additional materials,. See Part D and Part E.

PART D: REQUIRED MATERIAL: MERCK FELLOWSHIPS

  • Submit a short (less than one page) statement describing your interest in interdisiplinary research and study.

PART E: REQUIRED MATERIAL: PALLER FELLOWSHIPS (**One to Two pages, double spaced pages)

  • **Briefly describe the future you see yourself pursuing, and how this neuroscience fellowship fits into those plans. Note: All fellowship applications now include a statement similar to this (the relation of the fellowship to the major or later plans – so feel free to use some or all of the same material in this statement. This gives you a little more space (depending on how much you used for the project description) and focuses more on your future plans than on your major, but there could be significant overlap between these statements.
  • ** Describe a problem or question that has arisen in the course of your classroom or laboratory work that has puzzled and interested you in such a way as to suggest further study. Include a concise description of the problem and the steps you would take to address the problem. (Deadline for Paller application, 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009)

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

  • Submit application electronically to Julie Santorella, jsantore@bowdoin.edu
  • If possible, please put all parts of the application (other than the mentor's letter) in a single file. Your mentor or Julie Santorella can help you create a pdf file that includes all components.