James Stacy Coles Summer Research Fellowship

Established in 1999 to honor James Stacy Coles, a noted scientist and former president of Bowdoin College, the Coles fund supports fellowships for students doing research under the guidance of a faculty/staff member. The Coles Fund supports research in the natural sciences and mathematics. Coles Fellowships in the Sciences are intended to support substantial participation in a scientific research project by a student under the direction of a faculty member who is independently interested in the area under study. Research projects should give the student firsthand experience with productive scholarly scientific research.

First-years, sophomores, and juniors may apply. Current seniors are ineligible.

The James Stacy Coles Fellowship carries a $3,200 stipend. Summer fellows agree to commit eight weeks full-time toward the completion of their proposed projects and to refrain from employment during their period of appointment. Academic year fellows agree to carry out their project on a part-time basis over two semesters (i.e., effort approximately equivalent to that of summer fellow).

If requested and approved during the application process, summer and academic year fellows may also be reimbursed for up to $500 for justified research related expenses (e.g., laboratory/art supplies, analytical costs, and travel beyond the local area to conduct field work or to visit an archive).

Should a faculty mentor feel that a fellow is not making sufficient progress toward the research goals set forth in the fellow's proposal, the College reserves the right to discontinue funding.