Cooke Environmental Research Fellowship

The Cooke Environmental Research Fellowship funds students to conduct community-based research with a faculty mentor at Bowdoin or at an off-campus location.

Cooke Environmental Research Fellowship


The Cooke Environmental Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for a student to conduct community-based research with a faculty mentor within the field of environmental studies. The fellowship can be based at Bowdoin College or at an off-campus location. For projects based off-campus, students must identify a community organization that will act as host for the fellow and are asked to submit a letter of support from the organization.

Payment & Housing:

The fellowship pays up to $590/week for a 8-10 week fellowship.  Housing for Brunswick placements is included.


Preferences given to rising juniors and seniors and Environmental Studies majors, or members of Quinby House. 

Preference is also given to prospective ES majors and current ES majors who have completed 2 or more ES core courses (ENVS1101, ENVS2201, ENVS2403, or  ENVS 2330).  

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2024 at noon


Note: All applications must be submitted through this online application

Application Requirements:

The application is now online. A PDF of the application is available here. You will be asked to fill out The online application will ask that you upload the following documents:

  • project description
  • project budget (optional)
  • the name of your faculty advisor
  • unofficial transcript (obtainable from Polaris)