Pre-tenure leaves: up to $10,000 for research expenses.
Tenured leaves: 75% of a one semester salary plus up to $10,000 for research expenses.
Bowdoin Faculty Research fellowships are intended to further faculty development by supporting distinguished, substantive, multi-year projects. Outstanding research programs or projects aimed at improvement in teaching are strongly encouraged.
In addition, projects which fall outside of the standard research or instructional categories will be seriously considered if they substantially contribute to a faculty member's intellectual development or to the educational mission of the College. Proposals built on well-defined departures from previous teaching or research will be viewed as favorably as those proposals that promise substantial enrichment of ongoing projects. In all cases the project should represent a faculty member's primary commitment over a specified period of time.
Up to two fellowships will be awarded: one fellowship to be awarded to an assistant professor, and one to a tenured faculty member. Availability of funds is limited to the period of a faculty member's Bowdoin appointment. Faculty who receive a Bowdoin Faculty Research Fellowship (or, as it was previously called, a Kenan Fellowship) will become eligible to apply again no sooner than ten years after receiving their award.
If a successful applicant has received a Faculty Research Award for a portion of the Bowdoin Faculty Research Fellowship project, the former grant should normally be returned to the College.