Funding Your Academic-Year Research

The Office of Student Fellowships and Research supports funding opportunities for students engaging in academic-year research.

Fall Research Awards

Awards are made once in the fall and provide up to $2,500 to support student travel or expenses related to a student's research project, typically associated with an honors project or independent study.

Monthly Mini-Grants for Research 

Awards are made monthly and provide up to $1,000 to support academic-year research projects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Pickering Presidential Fellowship - Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) Presidential Fellows program is a year-long, non-residential Fellowship for students who are passionate about public service and politics. Bowdoin will select one rising junior or rising senior each spring to participate in the program throughout the following academic year.

Students find that immersing themselves in a particular research question gives them a chance to personalize their undergraduate experience and often serves as a springboard for independent study and honors projects. Fellowships also lead to students coauthoring papers with their faculty mentor or presenting their findings at professional meetings, experiences that are invaluable for those students considering graduate study. However your interests evolve, you will find that you draw upon the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained through these enhanced learning opportunities for years to come.