The application consists of a single, two-phase process. The Student Fellowships Committee, an interdisciplinary committee comprising Bowdoin faculty and staff, reviews the applications and makes final award decisions.

Please be reminded that Bowdoin’s Honor Code applies to the fellowship application process.

Sept. 19, 2023
Sept. 26, 2023
Phase One Application
(the application is now closed) 

The phase one online application (see deadline above) will require you (the student) to provide:

  • contact information for your faculty mentor
  • an uploaded PDF of your unofficial academic history from Polaris
  • a brief paragraph describing your proposed research (This will not be considered during the evaluation process; it is purely for the benefit of your faculty mentor.)

When you submit your phase one online application, your mentor will receive an e-mail explaining how to submit a letter of support by the phase two deadline, and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your phase two application.

The phase one deadline pertains to student applicants only; the letter of support from your faculty mentor is due by the phase two deadline. 

Phase Two Application

Once you submit your phase one application, you will receive an email with a link to your phase two application which will ask for:

  • a two-page, single-spaced project description in PDF format (for detailed instructions on what your project description should include, please refer to the "Selection Criteria" page).

Applicants are required to send the following as a PDF to Gina Pappas (

Additionally, faculty mentors will be expected to email their letters of recommendation to Gina Pappas ( by the phase two deadline.