Ellen M. P'78 and Herbert M. Patterson '42, P'78 Research Fellowship

The Ellen M. P'78 and Herbert M. Patterson '42, P'78 Research Fellowship was established in 2009 by Ellen Patterson, widow of Herbert Patterson.  This fund celebrates Ellen and Herb's long association with the College and honors the couple's daughter Amy Baird '78 and her two children, their grandchildren, 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 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.