Phase One Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at noon
Phase Two Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at noon
Description. Motivated by her own transformative experience traveling to Asia as a Bowdoin student, Jennifer Goldsmith Adams ’90 generously created an endowed fund in 2003 to support student travel and research in Asian Studies. The Goldsmith Adams Research Award will support students’ academic summer experiences in Asia. Funds can support student travel that will (1) substantially enhance a student’s honors project or research remotely mentored by a Bowdoin faculty member or (2) allow a student to participate in a summer language program based in Asia. In some instances, when the link to the student’s academic program is evident, this award could also be used to support an unpaid internship in Asia. Given the intent of the gift, preference will be given to students who have not lived in Asia and who wish to spend time in China.
Eligibility. First-years, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Current seniors are ineligible. Preference will be given to students (1) who have not previously lived in Asia, (2) who wish to spend time in China, and (3) whose proposed Goldsmith Adams projects will substantially enhance their honors projects or research remotely mentored by a Bowdoin faculty member.
Applications from students wishing to conduct research or participate in a language program in China are preferred; however, applications involving travel to the following countries in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia are eligible.
• Hong Kong
• Sri Lanka
• East Timor
APPLICATION PROCESS. Scholarly mentoring is crucial for a positive research fellowship experience. Interested students are encouraged to talk with faculty early in the process so that they can identify a faculty member who will be available and willing to mentor the student throughout the fellowship period.
Students can apply online for the Goldsmith Adams Research Award with a two-phase online application. To access the application, click here.
PHASE ONE APPPLICATION. The phase one online application (see deadline above) will require you (the student) to provide:
When you submit your phase one online application, your mentor will receive an e-mail explaining how to upload a letter of support by the phase two deadline, and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the phase two application. The phase one deadline pertains to student applicants only; the letter of support from your faculty mentor is due by the phase two deadline. If you have any problems or questions, please contact Corey Colwill.
If you are even considering applying for a Goldsmith Adams Research Award, you are encouraged to submit a phase one application. You can withdraw from the process by contacting Corey Colwill and your faculty mentor. There is no need to complete a phase two application if you are no longer interested in being considered for an institutional research fellowhsip.
PHASE TWO APPLICATION. The phase two online application will ask you to:
Additionally, faculty mentors will be expected to email their letters of recommendation to Corey Colwill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the phase two deadline.
Selection Criteria. Members of the Internal Student Fellowships Committee review applications and base their award decisions on the following:
Award. The College anticipates making one award for summer 2013 not to exceed $4000. Funding from this award can be used to defray expenses the student incurs related to travel to, research in, or participation in a language program in Asia; as a stipend; or any combination.