Scholarships and Grants at Bowdoin and Beyond

Students interested in pursuing Asia-related research have the opportunity to apply for fellowships and grants offered by Bowdoin as well as external funding agencies.
Research projects may involve travel to Asia for fieldwork or on-campus independent study with Asian Studies faculty. For those students planning to pursue an honors project in Asian Studies, summer research and/or fieldwork can serve as a useful springboard.

Motivated by her own transformative experience traveling to Asia as a Bowdoin student, Jennifer Goldsmith Adams ’90, along with her husband Ben Adams P'21, generously created an endowed fund. in 2003, the Goldsmith-Adams Research Award to support student travel and research in Asian Studies.

Eligibility: First-years, sophomores, and juniors may apply.

To learn more about the Wolstencroft Fellowship, schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Fellowships and Research who is an essential resource for students interested in pursuing research during their undergraduate years or seeking nationally competitive fellowships.

Institutional fellowships are administered through the Office of Student Fellowships and Research. There are many fellowships that foster academic summer experiences in Asia to enrich faculty-mentored research or support language programs.

For more information visit, the Office of Student Fellowships and Research and make an appointment to learn about each award. 

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program was established (1988) through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand minority faculty in higher education. MMUF was established at Bowdoin in 1992.

There are two broad conditions applicable to the program. Fellows are expected to: (i) apply to a doctoral program in a Mellon-designated field within 39 months of graduation; (ii) pursue doctoral degrees in one of the Mellon-identified areas of academic studies.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by American Councils for International Education.