Summer Fellowships

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GUIDELINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL & RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2005.

  1. Richter Memorial Fund: Available for independent research or study in all fields. Ordinarily awarded to rising Seniors.
  2. Howard Topol Roberts Fund: Travel Fellowship available in all fields and for all types of projects. May be awarded to all continuing students.
  3. Silliman Fellowships: Available for scientific research in the natural sciences conducted during the summer. Preference is given to rising seniors but all continuing students may apply.
  4. George J. Schulz Summer Fellowship in the Physical Sciences: Available for research in the following fields — Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. May be awarded to all continuing students.
  5. RICHTER FELLOWSHIPS — ORDINARILY GIVEN TO RISING SENIORS
    A stipend of up to but not to exceed $1,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. The award is for independent study and research. The operative phrase is independent. The award cannot be used for mere travel or for a formal program of work (for example, Amigos de Las Americas). An internship, such as one with a government agency, is a valid use if there is a significant component of study or research. Creative projects are also valid. Enrollment in a school is not a valid use; though being part of a research team — in biology or archeology, for example — is valid, since in certain fields research is typically done in teams rather than alone. Ordinarily the money should be used to defray actual expenses of research such as travel to and sustenance at a distant site or archive. If a compelling case is made the funds may be used as a grant for income lost by a student on Financial Aid who does a project instead of taking a summer job. Funds may not be used to purchase equipment that will become the student’s permanent possession (cameras, tents, books).
  6. HOWARD TOPOL ROBERTS FUND — FOR ALL CONTINUING STUDENTS
    This is an unrestricted fund that can be used to support travel fellowships for students residing in Silliman College. Grants of up to $1,000 will be made. The funds may not be used for mere travel, but may be used to support travel to distant sites for independent research, creative projects, organized programs or formal study.
  7. BENJAMIN SILLIMAN FUND FOR RESEARCH IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES — ORDINARILY GIVEN TO RISING SENIORS
    A strong preference will be given to rising seniors whose research will provide the basis of their Senior Essay. Grants of up to $1,000 may be made to support research in the natural sciences. Grants may be used to support the research itself, travel to the site or as a grant for income lost for a student on Financial Aid who does a project in lieu of a summer job. For the purpose of this prize the natural sciences include: Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Engineering and Applied Science; Forestry and Environmental Studies; Geology and Geophysics; History of Science, History of Medicine; and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  8. GEORGE J SCHULZ SUMMER FELLOWSHIP IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES — FOR ALL CONTINUING STUDENTS
    The Schulz Summer Fellowship will grant awards of up to $1000 to support research in the Physical Sciences. Priority will be given to students engaged in independent work and work that will set the stage for a career in the Physical Sciences. Funds may be used to support the research itself, travel to a distant site or in compensation for income lost for Financial Aid students who choose to do a project in lieu of a paid summer job. For the purposes of this Fellowship the Physical Sciences include: Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.