Patterson/Baird Family Research Fellowship Fund

The Patterson/Baird Family Research Fellowship Fund was established in 2008 by Amy Patterson Baird '78, P'08, P '09, to honor three generations of the Patterson and Baird families: Amy's late father Herbert M. Patterson '42, Amy '78,  and her two children, Bruce Baird '08 and Emily Baird '09.  This fellowship is designed to support students engaged in research, with preference to students conducting research in the humanities over the summer months.

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

The Patterson/Baird Family Research 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.