Research Funding

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation GrantMultibeam sonar for investigation of andradromous fisheries
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Sustainability Solutions Partnership with U. Maine-Orono (UM-S789, NSF-EPSCoR Grant): “Ecological and economic recovery and sustainability of the Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers, estuary, and nearshore environment.”  J. Lichter, L. Lewis, B. Johnson, T. Willis, K. Wilson, P. Camill, G. Herrera, T. Ames, E. Johnson.

Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Science Program Grant:
D. Vasudevan, B. Kohorn, and J. Lichter.
($30,000; One-half of a $60,000 grant to Vasudevan, Dickinson, Kohorn, Lichter, and Stemmler).

henry luce foundation2003-06
Henry J. Luce Foundation Environmental Studies Grant.
J. LichterP. D. LeaM. Klingle, and D. John

NSF/New England Wildflower Society Summer Research Fellowship. 

Student Summer Research Fellowships

Rusack Coastal Studies Fellowships:
The Rusack Coastal Studies Fellowships, provided through the generous gift of Geoffrey C. Rusack ’78 and Alison Wrigley Rusack, are open to students in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences involved in projects that bring new insight and understanding to coastal studies. The fund promotes and facilitates student and faculty study projects at Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center, the surrounding coastal areas, and Casco Bay.

Gibbons Internships:
Gibbons internships, provided through the gift of John A. Gibbons, Bowdoin class of 1964, are coordinated through the College’s Educational Technology Center. The internships enable students to work with members of the faculty on projects that use technology to explore interdisciplinary areas and to develop fresh approaches to the study of complex problems.

The Gibbons Summer Research Internship Fund was established in 2001 by John A. Gibbons, Jr., a member of the Class of 1964. Gibbons is managing partner of Odin Partners in New York. John and his wife, Lile, who live in Connecticut, have four Bowdoin children: Jay ’88, Adam ’91, Jenny ’96, and Amanda ’03. Income from the fund will provide grants for student summer research, especially for projects using technology to explore interdisciplinary areas and to develop fresh approaches to the study of complex problems that extend beyond the traditional academic calendar.

Doherty Coastal Studies Research Fellowship:
This fund was established in 1999 with a gift from the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Coastal Studies Research Fund. The Doherty Fund is restricted to support of student research in marine and coastal studies. Doherty Fellowships in marine and coastal studies are intended to support substantial participation in a scientific research project by a student under the direction of a faculty/staff member who is independently interested in the area under study. Research projects should give the student firsthand experience with productive scholarly scientific research.

In making awards, consideration will be given to the candidate’s academic record, particular interests and competence, the availability of an appropriate research project, and a faculty member’s recommendation. Financial need is not taken into account in making awards; however, Doherty Fellows are obligated to refrain from employment during the period of appointment. Any publications resulting from this research should acknowledge the support of the Doherty Fellowship.

The stipend is $3,200 for part-time research during the academic year and $400/week for full-time research in eight weeks of the summer. In addition, a subsidy for College housing during the summer will be provided. Requests of up to $500 to cover the cost of expenses for materials for the project (e.g., laboratory supplies, analytical costs, and travel beyond the local area to do field work) will be considered as part of the award. Such requests are limited to covering expenses that would otherwise be imposed on the College.