C3 Undergraduate Fellowships


Bates is a member of the Creating Connections Consortium—C3—which brings together liberal arts colleges with diversity officers (LADO colleges) with leading research universities to help develop the next generation of professors and scholars. The C3 Undergraduate Fellowships program provides graduate-level research experience as well as mentoring toward applying to and succeeding in graduate school. Eight- to ten-week summer research fellowships are available at UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, Columbia University, or the University of Michigan.

Recent Bates C3 Fellows include Jeremy Glover ’17, Jose L. Herrera ’17, and Annakay Wright ’17.

The C3 Fellowship is available to rising juniors and seniors from LADO colleges with an interest in conducting research in

  • the arts and humanities
  • humanistic social sciences
  • mathematics

Students from groups that are historically under-represented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply. Students interested in the C3 Fellowship should contact Kerry O’Brien (kobrien@bates.edu) to meet with her as soon as possible in the winter semester. She can talk you through the program and the application process.

Application deadlines vary:

UC Berkeley: Focus in Digital Humanities
Deadline: February 10, 2017

Deadline: February 1, 2017

University of Chicago C3 Summer Research Training Program
Deadline: February 20, 2017

University of Michigan
Deadline: January 15, 2017

For more info on the C3 Undergraduate Fellowship Program and how to apply, visit the C3 website here.