Golz Fellowships

Bowdoin History ClassroomAlfred E. Golz fellowships support research opportunities and internships for History majors and minors during the summer months. These fellowships have been made possible by a generous gift from Ronald Golz ’56 in memory of his father. Each fellowship provides a $3,000 stipend per student and subsidized college housing if applicable.

The fellowships are awarded in three categories:

  • Faculty-Student Research Collaborations
  • Student-designed projects that employ innovative technologies (digital media, mapping, etc..)
  • Summer internships where students apply the skills, methods and content learned in their history courses (e.g. museums, archives, libraries, living history museums, non-profits)

Application Due Date: All application materials are due by March 31, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Please submit the online application which includes the following: a completed application form, a current resume, unofficial transcript, personal statement, letter of support from the faculty supervisor, budget proposal and, for internship applicants, a letter of commitment from the sponsoring agency.

Eligibility: Current sophomore and junior declared history majors and minors, graduating seniors not eligible. 

Requirements for Golz Fellowships:

  • Hours:  All fellowship programs require a minimum of 250 hours during the summer break. This can be 25 hours/week for 10 weeks; or part-time at fewer hours per week, but spread over a longer period, as long as the total hours reach a minimum of 250 hours.  No internship may exceed 40 hours per week to comply with wage and hour laws.
  • Projects:   Assignments must involve a significant and substantive learning component that enables the student to apply the skills, methods and content learned in Bowdoin History courses. 
  • For Summer Internships Only:  A summer internship requires submission of information on the organization with which you have requested your fellowship placement, a detailed description of your responsibilities, and the name and title of your summer supervisor.  Employers must provide a letter of commitment stating their willingness to participate in this program and outlining expected internship responsibilities and opportunities for professional growth for the student.  Applicants interested in a summer internship must secure a commitment letter from the sponsoring agency prior to submitting their application.  
  • Reporting requirements:  Award recipients are required to submit a one-paragraph description and assessment of the fellowship experience to Rebecca Banks at rbanks@bowdoin.edu by September 1, 2015, and present their findings with other recipients at a Golz Fellowship Roundtable in the fall.

Timeline: Applications are due on Monday, March 31, 2015 and awards will be announced by Tuesday, April 15, 2015. 

Fill out the online application »