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!
We 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!
2012-2013 Bowdoin National Fellowship Award Winners Thus Far!
DAVID BRUCE RECEIVES WATSON FELLOWSHIP
David will spend next year studying the effects of climate change on cities across the globe. Click HERE to read about all the places where his research will bring him.
ERICA BERRY RECEIVES UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
Erica was awarded the awarded the scholarship for her commitment to environmental causes. Read about her accomplishments HERE.
Ellis Ratner receives GOLDWATER FELOWSHIP, and Adam Child and Soichi Hirokawa receive GOLDWATER HONORABLE MENTIONS!
LONNIE HACKETT RECEIVES TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP
TWO BOWOIN SENIORS RECEIVE FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
Daniel Ertis and RaiNesha Miller have both been awarded a Fulbright ETA. Dan will spend next year in Greece, Rai will spend next year in Indonesia. Read about their endeavors HERE.
KACEY BERRY RECEIVES FULBRIGHT/STUDY RESEARCH GRANT
TEONA WILLIAMS RECEIVES WATSON FELLOWSHIP
The Watson Fellowship will enable Teona to spend next year traveling to India, South Africa, Trinidad, Tobago, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil, to study the connections between people and nature. Follow Teona's journey through her blog.____________________
SIX MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2012 AWARDED FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS, AUSTRIAN TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
Learn more about the recipients HERE.
TWO BOWDOIN GRADS AWARDED NSF GRANTS
Alex Carpenter '10 and Sarah Luppino '10 have each received awards from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program to support their graduate studies in chemistry.
Read about their accomplishments HERE.
TWO BOWDOIN STUDENTS RECEIVE UDALL FOUNDATION HONORABLE MENTION
Shannon Grimes '14 and Sheela Turbek '13 have received honorable mention from the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall foundation, which recognizes students who have shown an active commitment to environmental causes on their campuses. Shannon and Sheela are 2 of just 50 recipients who have received honorable mention across the country.
Read about their accomplishments HERE.