These grant awards are designed to conduct study and/or research in one country for an academic year, providing round-trip transportation, book and research allowances, maintenance, supplemental health coverage, and language or orientation courses. These grants are a great opportunity to create long-lasting connections with scholars in French-speaking countries for in-depth research. A great foundation for future graduate or professional studies.
Grants and Fellowships
Teaching Fellowships in France
Each year, Bowdoin awards four teaching fellowships in France to graduating Francophone Studies majors. They teach English conversation to university students in Brest, Nantes, and Clermont-Ferrand. (French teaching fellows come to Bowdoin from Brest and Clermont-Ferrand each year and teach similar conversation sections in French.)
Many of the former teaching fellows from Bowdoin have gone on to teaching careers, either in the United States or in France, while others have used their language ability in a variety of other professions. The Department advertises these openings to Francophone Studies and Romance Languages majors in November and conducts interviews in December. In addition to their salary and health insurance paid by the French university, successful candidates receive a travel stipend from the Department.
French Government Fellowships
Each year, the French government awards teaching fellowships to graduate students from outside France. These fellows also teach English conversation, but in this program most of the them teach at the secondary level. They may be posted anywhere in metropolitan France. Several Bowdoin graduates have taken advantage of this program and have had a rewarding year in France.
National and Institutional GrantsFor more information, visit the Office of Student Fellowships and Research
Support academic-year undergraduate research and travel in all disciplines.
Support faculty-mentored student research expenses such as travel, books, or equipment.
Available through Bowdoin Career Planning, such as the Davis Projects for Peace and the Preston Public Interest Career Fund, among others.