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Launched in fall 2007, the Office of Student Fellowships and Research is an essential resource for students interested in pursuing research during their undergraduate years or seeking information about nationally competitive fellowships such as Fulbright, Marshall and Rhodes, just to name a few!

Student Conference Washington DCWe strive to inform all Bowdoin students about undergraduate research opportunities, primarily at Bowdoin, but also at institutions across the country.  Each spring the College awards Research Fellowships and Research Award to over 100 Bowdoin students to carry out faculty-mentored research across all disciplines.  A Bowdoin Research Fellowship or Research Award allows you to delve deeply into a research question and can lead to an enhanced independent or honors project, a co-authored  paper with your faculty mentor, or the potential to present your findings at a professional meeting.  Such experiences will serve you well, particularly if you plan to pursue graduate study.

We also work with students and alumni to identify and to apply for relevant nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships.  Each year, numerous Bowdoin students receive these prestigious awards, enabling them to engage in a variety of activities including: spending time overseas, conducting independent research, earning money toward their undergraduate tuition, and attending graduate school.  Imagine, receiving a Fulbright award to teach English in Chile, studying at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, or traveling the world for a year as a Watson Fellow!  These are just a few of the opportunities supported by nationally competitive fellowships.

In the Office of Student Fellowships and Research, we focus on enhancing your academic experience, which distinguishes us from the other departments with whom we frequently collaborate: the Career Planning Center, which helps students engage in activities that further their career aspirations; the McKeen Center for the Common Good, which connects students to public service opportunities; and the Office of Student Aid, which helps need-based students and offers graduate school scholarships that are awarded exclusively to Bowdoin students.

Regardless of whether you are just beginning your Bowdoin academic career or are a recent alum, our goal is to further your academic endeavors by connecting worthy students to merit-based opportunities, to encourage self-development, and to make the application process a worthwhile learning experience.  We hope you will stop by our office in person to learn more!

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Department News 

March 24 - Commencement speeches due at noon

Key Dates for National Fellowships

March 25, 7:00-8:00pm Kanbar 107 - General National Fellowship Info Session (Juniors Only)

March 25, 8:30-9:30pm Kanbar 107 - General National Fellowship Info Session (Freshmen and Sophomores)

March 26, 4:15-5:15pm Kanbar 107 - Watson Group Advising Session

March 27, 4:15-5:15pm Kanbar 107 - Fulbright ETA Info Session

March 27, 4:15-5:15pm Kanbar 109 - Fulbright S/R Info Session

March 28, 12:00-1:00pm Kanbar 107 - Fulbright Catch All Info Session *Free Pizza*

March 28, 4:00-5:00pm Kanbar 107 - General Fellowship Info Session for Seniors

April 1, 4:15-5:15pm Kanbar 107 - Watson Group Advising Session #2

April 2, 4:15-5:15pm Kanbar 107 - Truman Group Advising Session

Bowdoin Top Producer of Fulbright Students

 BOWDOIN SENIORS RECEIVE FULBRIGHT AWARDS

MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2013 AWARDED FULBRIGHT TEACHING, STUDY LANGUAGE GRANTS

MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2013 HAVE RECEIVED FULBRIGHT RESEARCH GRANTS
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David Bruce

DAVID BRUCE '13 WINS WATSON SCHOLARSHIP

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Lonnie

LONNIE HACKETT '14 RECEIVES TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

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Ellis Ratner

ELLIS RATNER '14 WINS GOLDWATER FELLOWSHIP

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Erica Berry

ERICA BERRY '14 RECEIVES UDALL SCHOLARSHIP

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Erica Berry

KIERSTEN KING '14 WINS BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP

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DECHAN DALRYMPLE '13, KENZIE NOVAC '12, AND JEREMY LEWIS '13 WIN FELLOWSHIPS TO GERMANY AND AUSTRIA!
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CAROLYN BARBER '13, KIM LACEY '13, RUIQI TANG '13, and LYDIA SINGERMAN '13 ALL SET EYES TO ASIA!
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Archives

Teona Williams Receives Watson Fellowship
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Six Members of the Class of 2012 Awarded Fulbright Scholarships, Austrian Teaching Assistantships
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Two Bowdoin Grads Awarded NSF Grants 
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Two Bowdoin Students Receive Udall Foundation Honorable Mention