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Summer Grants Summary

Research Grants

BOULEY FUND supports thesis research in field-based geologic mapping.  Grant awards will range from $100 to $500 depending on the quality and needs of the specific research projects.  Contact John Creasy in the Geology Department for more information.  Deadline: April 1.

HOFFMAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS support full-time research in all disciplines by providing a $3,500 stipend for 8-10 weeks of full-time work. Deadline: March 1.

HOFFMAN RESEARCH SUPPORT GRANTS support students in all disciplines engaged in research, travel to a research site, research supplies, or other expenses related to research. May be used in conjunction with other sources of support but need must be demonstrated. Deadline: March 1.

INBRE SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH AND SCIENCE EDUCATION.
INBRE Fellowships support research in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience with preference given to projects focused on functional genomics.   Fellowships may focus on the following:
- student-faculty research projects, in which funded faculty members choose one or two student collaborations;
- individual student-designed research projects and supervised by a faculty member or an outside researcher;
Deadline for student applications for both programs: March 1.

RAWLINGS GRANTS FOR MATHEMATICS provides between $800 and $3,000 in support of students conducting math research during the summer (this is usually but not always pre-thesis research).  Contact the Chair of the Mathematics department for more information.  Deadline: Any time between April 9-May 7. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received.

MOUNT DAVID RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS provide a summer fellowship and supply or travel funds for research in mathematics and the natural sciences under the direction of a Bates faculty member.  Deadline: March 1.

RUGGLES SCHOLAR PROGRAM supports students conducting pre-thesis research in the social sciences, humanities, or interdisciplinary programs.  Includes $3,500 in support.  Deadline: March 1.

SCHER FELLOWSHIPS support science students who are working in the summer at a research lab at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC and who plan to remain for the fall semester in the biology research exchange program at MSKCC.  Support is up to $1,000.

STANGLE GRANTS FOR ECONOMICS AND LAW provide $3,500 in support for full-time student research in some aspect of economics, law, or a combination thereof.  Research can be done on campus under the direction of a Bates faculty member or off-campus, but must be student-designed.  Deadline:  March 1.

SUMMER RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIPS (all disciplines) provide $3,500 support for students working full time for 8-10 weeks as a research assistant for a faculty member.  Faculty members apply for apprentices in Jan.; they choose who works with them (some by interview, others require a written application).  Check with faculty about their intention to apply.  Deadline for students:  March 1.

TANAKA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION RESEARCH-STUDY GRANT IN ASIA provides support to either a sophomore or junior to conduct a research project, internship or other study in Asia. Preference given to students in Asian Studies, Asian language study, and especially those pursuing research or study in Asia related to senior theses.  Those wishing to pursue an internship must procure internship before applying. Projects may be conducted in advance of or following a study-abroad program, but should have Bates faculty member as either primary or secondary advisor.  Deadline:  March 1.

Community-Based Learning Grants

HARWARD SUMMER STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS provide support for academically-related community-based learning projects and/or research. Working with a supervisor at a service agency site, the student may design a new project or work on an existing one. Funding of up to $3,700 is awarded for 8-to-10 weeks of full-time work. Grant applications must include a written endorsement from both the host agency and a faculty member. Students are encouraged to develop projects that address wide-ranging issues while having a local impact. Summer work cannot begin until June 1. Students should contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ staff to discuss the application process.  Deadline:  March 18.

SUMMER COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY FELLOWSHIPS provide support for academically-related community-based learning projects and/or research. Working with a supervisor at a service agency site, the student may design a new project or work on an existing one. Funding of up to $3,700 is awarded for 8-to-10 weeks of full-time work. Grant applications must include a written endorsement from both the host agency and a faculty member. Students are encouraged to develop projects that address wide-ranging social issues while having a local impact. Summer work cannot begin until June 1. Host agencies must agree to reimburse Bates College for 25% of the student’s total earnings. Students should contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships’ staff to discuss the application process.  Deadline:  March 18.

SHORT TERM ACTION/RESEARCH TEAM FELLOWSHIPS provide a $500 stipend for work on a variety of community-based research projects and research-based action projects in the community. The projects have been identified by staff at the Harward Center as in need of attention during Short Term. Some projects may have already been started and require assistance in data interpretation. Others may be in the earliest stages and require assistance in the initial library or background research. Still others may be replication projects that will be started and completed in the Short Term. Contact the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Deadline: March 19.

Career Discovery Internships

LADD INTERNSHIPS allow sophomores and juniors to participate in summer internships offered in a wide array of career industries. This endowed program enables students to gain valuable experience, expand their network, and earn up to $2,500 for 8-10 weeks of work. Many of the employer sponsors are Bates alumni; you can access a full listing of available internships online at http://www.bates.edu/career/students/experiential-learning-internships-and-job-shadowing/ladd-internships/. Opportunities are posted online and applications will be accepted in early 2013.

Fellowships

OTIS FELLOWSHIPS provide major funding (up to $6,000) for a student who has designed an independent project that focuses on the relationship between individuals, societies, and the natural world.  These fellowships demand lots of student creativity and initiative, and almost always take place away from Bates (international work is encouraged).  Contact Thomas Wenzel in Chemistry and ES for information.  Deadline:  Feb. 1.

PHILLIPS FELLOWSHIPS provide major funding (up to $6,000) for an international or otherwise cross-cultural experience.  Fellowships may focus on research, service-learning, or career exploration, or some combination of the three.  Most take place internationally – projects done in the student’s home country must show a substantial immersion in another culture.  Most fellowships take place in the summer, but may take place in Short Term or fall semester as well.  Deadline:  Feb. 1.

TECHNOS INTERNATIONAL WEEK FELLOWSHIP provides complete support for two students to travel to Japan for two weeks in early June. Applicants must be current first or second-year students and preference is given to students who have taken one or more classes in East Asian languages or other areas of Asian Studies. They must not have traveled extensively in Japan or be fluent in Japanese. Deadline: Feb. 1.


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