Resources and Opportunities

The Biochemistry Program encourages students to pursue various research fellowships, grants and awards to enhance their learning and research experience at Bowdoin.

Internal Grants and Fellowships

Biochemistry students engage in a variety of independent research projects that are mentored by biochemistry faculty. Students interested in pursuing research projects with biochemistry faculty, should start by reading biochemistry faculty websites and meeting with faculty members whose research programs appeal to them. 

Student in lab
Once you have found a complimentary fit, work with your faculty member to identify appropriate internal funding opportunities through the biology and chemistry departments (departmental grants) and college-wide awards (institutional grants). Through these funding mechanisms and faculty grants, the Biochemistry Program offers a multitude of summer research fellowships for students interested in conducting research as part of our vibrant summer program.

Chemistry Department

James Stacy Coles/Littlefield Summer Research Fellowships

The James Stacy Coles and Littlefield Summer Research Fellowships are funded departmental fellowships that provide students with an exceptional hands-on research opportunity. The fellows are expected to participate in a program of summer research. The College makes housing available beginning just after commencement and continuing through the summer.

The program will provide each fellow with a $400/week stipend and money for research supplies. The summer program begins in early June.

Biology Department

Summer Fellowships