Related to Application
The phase one application will ask for basic information, such as the identification of your faculty mentor and a brief description of your project, and will require you to upload your unofficial academic history from Polaris. This application will trigger an e-mail to be sent to your mentor with instructions on how he or she can submit your letter of support by the phase two deadline.
The phase two application will ask for additional personal information and will require you to upload your full project description and budget (if applicable).
Carrying Out the Fellowship
When a student is offered an institutional fellowship, s/he will be asked whether s/he plans to accept any additional College-funded opportunities.
College policy states that a student may receive a maximum of ten weeks of support from the College per summer. Therefore, if both awards offer institutional support, the relevant offices will work together to maximize the student’s summer experience while adhering to the College’s ten-week policy.
Research Related Expenses. College policy prohibits the same expense being covered twice by two different funds. If both awards reimburse the student for research-related expenses, the relevant offices will work together to maximize the student’s summer experience while ensuring that each expense is reimbursed/covered only once.
Research involving human or animal subjects must be either covered by an approved protocol or found exempt before any research can commence. Research cannot be approved retroactively; therefore, projects that may inform a future independent study or honors project must receive approval prior to conducting the research.
Projects involving human subjects will need to be reviewed by Bowdoin’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). Human subjects research includes collecting data through interviews and surveys, using private information from identifiable individuals, and experimental testing on individuals. For more information about the role of the IRB, or for answers to questions about the submission process, please email IRB@bowdoin.edu. Projects involving vertebrate animals will need to be reviewed by Bowdoin’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). For more information, please email the IACUC chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students opt to carry out 8, 9, or 10 weeks of research. Please discuss with your faculty mentor what the appropriate number of weeks for your project should be before submitting a phase two application. Students should discuss with their faculty mentors what would be the appropriate duration of their fellowship and consider their own research goals and availability as well as their faculty mentors’ availability when making this decision. Selected fellows are expected to commit full-time effort to their research project and faculty mentors must approve the duration of the fellowship period.
No, students must apply for summer housing. Staying on campus during the summer is a privilege, and any student wishing to live in campus summer housing must also be in good social standing. All students should make sure to read the terms of the lease, including the fine print, to ensure that they can meet all the requirements of summer housing.
Other Summer Funding Opportunities
For a complete list of all summer funding opportunities, click here!