Summer Research Grants and Fellowships

Conducting research during the summer can be a transformative experience, as you put your skills to the test in labs, in the fields, in library collections, in art studios, and on the stage. You can apply for Bates funding to support research you conduct on campus (about 50 to 60 student researchers work on campus each summer); with a research advisor at another institution; or on your own, under the guidance of a Bates advisor.  Through summer research, you will make contributions to new knowledge, hone your research skills, and explore the intellectual and professional opportunities in your field.

Tips for Preparing a Strong Grant Proposal
Grant Writing Video Workshop – This one-hour workshop recorded in January 2022 offers tips and strategies for preparing an effective grant proposal

Budget Proposal TemplateUse this to create and attach your budget to your final proposal


  • Otis Fellowshipssupport major projects in which students explore the relationship of people and their environments
  • Phillips Student Fellowships: support major cross-cultural exploration projects focused on research, community engagement, the arts, or career exploration
  • Technos International Week in Japan: supports two student and a faculty member to experience two weeks in Japan during Technos International Week