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Research & Travel Support
College of the Atlantic is committed to helping students create extraordinary learning experiences on campus and beyond. The support of several generous donors has enabled the college to offer financial assistance for student research and travel.
Beinecke Student Travel and Living Assistance Fund
This fund provides travel and living expenses associated with the internship program. For more information, contact Jill Barlow-Kelley.
Kathryn Davis International Advanced Studies Awards
These awards provide support for advanced individual or collaborative work that builds on previous academic interests or that explores new dimensions of a problem or issue in an international context. In a typical year, approximately eight awards are given; the average award is $1,000. The awards are determined by the international studies committee. Proposal Guidelines available here. For more information, contact Darlene Nolin.
Fund for Global and Civic Engagement
College of the Atlantic is proud to offer support for travel and program costs to eligible students through the Fund for Global and Civic Engagement (FGCE). This fund was created to support off-campus study in both domestic and international settings for undergraduate and graduate students. It is intended to support a wide range of activities from programs such as the Yucatan, CAVILAM in France, Tropical Marine Ecology, and Costa Rica, as well as internships, residencies, and senior projects. Our operating budget for the academic year 2012-2013 is $40,000. The maximum amount of money awarded to any one student during their tenure at COA is $5,000. Currently, awards have ranged from $200 to $1000 with the majority in the $500 range. These funds will specifically support program fees, airfare, and ground transportation (U.S. and abroad). Equipment requests will not be granted. Additional proposed costs will be evaluated accordingly by the FGCE selection committee.The FGCE guidelines, include the following: eligibility criteria, selection parameters, and application requirements and procedure. Click here to access the cover sheet template. For more information, contact Kylee Gies.
Rabineau Student Senior Project and Professional Development Fund
College of the Atlantic has a special fund (Louis and Mona Rabineau Scholarship Endowment Fund) designated for the enhancement of senior projects and student academic/professional development. Each year a portion of the monies available will be devoted to both senior project enhancement (may not be used to do the project) (2/3) and student academic/professional development (1/3). Student academic/professional development activities include, but are not limited to, support for students to attend/visit scientific meetings, conferences, libraries, special exhibitions, museums, etc. Research, books, equipment and class field trips are not eligible for support under this fund. For more information, contact Marie Stivers.
Doug Rose GIS Enhancement Fund
This fund supports attendance at conferences on the development and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software. For more information, contact Isabel Mancinelli.
Maurine and Robert Rothschild Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Fund
This fund supports research projects that engage students directly in collaborative projects with faculty members. Established in 2004, this fund currently awards approximately $5,000 per year to students and faculty. For more information, contact Marie Stivers.
If you are interested in making a donation to one of these funds or to create a new fund to support student work, contact the Development Office.
In addition to these funds for student research and projects, COA offers a variety of need- and merit-based scholarships and fellowships. For details, please consult our financial aid web pages or contact Bruce Hazam, director of financial aid.