Academic Year Grants Summary

BARLOW ENDOWMENT FOR STUDY ABROAD provides fellowships for off-campus study semesters, smaller off-campus study enhancement grants, support for theses associated with off-campus study, and faculty travel grants.  For more information: http://www.bates.edu/offcampus/during/research-grants/.

BATES STUDENT RESEARCH FUND GRANTS support student research in all disciplines associated with a senior thesis, independent study, or an academic course.  Grants of up to $300 fund supplies, travel, subject reimbursement and more.  Deadlines: Oct. 1 and Dec. 1; Feb. 2 and April 23.

COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY FELLOWSHIPS allow federal work-study funds to be used for academic-year community-based work with local non-profit agencies. Students MUST qualify for federal work-study funds. Compensation is at a rate of $8.25 per hour. Host agencies must agree to reimburse Bates College for 25% of the student’s total earnings. Contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Deadline: rolling, but most positions are filled soon after the start of the semester.

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS provide a $500 stipend, mentoring, and peer reflection for student research projects that advance public needs, as articulated in dialogue with community partners. CER Fellowships will be awarded for the winter semester only.  Contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Deadline: Dec. 5.

COMMUNITY-ENGAGED LEARNING GRANTS (supported by the Arthur Crafts and Helen A. Papaioanou Funds) provide resources for students who design an academically-related community-engaged learning project and are intended to cover incidentals such as supplies, fees, or research expenses. Funding up to $150 for qualified students and up to $300 for a group of students is available. Awards are competitive, are granted without regard to financial need and are available to students in all disciplines and classes. Contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Deadlines: Rolling (reviewed every two weeks).

STEM TRAVEL GRANTS support students in math and sciences who are presenting their research at regional and national conferences. Grants cover travel costs, housing, food, and registration fees. Deadlines: Oct. 1, Dec. 1, Feb. 2, and April 23.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS provide funds to help students with travel expenses related to their service project. Funding up to $100 for qualified students and up to $300 for a group of students is available. Preference is given to Maine-based project. Contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Deadline: rolling (reviewed every two weeks).

VOLUNTEER SERVICE GRANTS provide funding for volunteer service project. Individuals can apply for up to $150 and groups up to $300. For more information, contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Deadline: rolling (reviewed every two weeks).