Bates College Phillips Student Fellowship

Interested in applying for a Fellowship that could change your future? Bates College is glad to offer Phillips Student Fellowship. The fellowship is providing opportunity to students who have completed at least two semesters and one Short Term at Bates before the Fellowship begins. Phillips Student Fellowships support student-designed projects featuring community engagement, career exploration, volunteer work, research, or some combination of these.

Bates College is a private liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. The college was founded in 1855. The college provides opportunities for extensive research, community engagement, the arts, or career exploration.


  • In order to apply, students must have completed at least two semesters and one Short Term at Bates before the Fellowship begins, and must have at least one semester remaining at Bates following completion of the Fellowship.
  • Graduating seniors are not eligible. Joint applications may be submitted for a double award to two eligible individuals whose complementary abilities would enhance the potential of the project.
  • Students must be in good academic standing to receive and carry out a fellowship.
  • Because the goal of summer grant programs is to contribute to a student’s academic success and persistence at Bates, all summer funding is contingent upon a student maintaining a G.P.A. of at least 2.0.

How to Apply:

Application form is available in on the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • A one-paragraph abstract of the project.
  • A proposal of two to five pages(double-spaced) describing the project in detail; the participating institutions or individuals.
  • It is important to explain how the proposed fellowship represents a new personal and intellectual challenge for the student. The narrative should also describe what the student will bring back to the campus from the experience.
  • Students whose projects involve the use of animal or human subjects must indicate in the narrative if their project was subject to review by the animal care committee or the institutional review board, and if so, whether the project was approved.
  • A completed budget form,including travel, housing and living expenses, materials, supplies, equipment, training, subject reimbursement, gratuities, plus an additional supplemental amount no more than $400/week for up to 10 weeks, etc.
  • A letter endorsing the proposalfrom the bates faculty or staff sponsor who has been consulted in the process of developing the project. These letters can either be attached to the proposal or sent separately by the faculty member to the dean’s office.
  • An official endorsement from the site supervisor
  • Please submit your original paperwork and 6 additional copies of the application form and 7 copies of the entire proposal for a total of 7 complete packets.

Award Amount:

Grants range from up to $4,000 for the Short Term, up to $6,000 for the summer and up to $12,000 for a semester-long project.

Application Deadline:

If you are interested fill the online application form on or before February 1, 2016.

Link for More Information:

Contact Information:

Bates College
2 Andrews Road
Lane Hall
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone: 207-786-6065

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