Support for travel and expeditionary learning

In 2015, COA launched a new initiative to provide each student with up to $1800 to support global and civic engagement and expeditionary learning. Supported projects include COA courses with a travel component as well as independent studies and residencies. Funds can be used to support both domestic and foreign travel. Students in good academic and social standing may begin accessing their funds as early as their second year. Read more about COA’s student fund for expeditionary learning, including how to access funds, in the program handbook (see the Academic Dean). 

Research and educational opportunities

Academic year and summer positions abound in diverse areas such as biomedical science, agriculture, oral history, sustainable food systems, renewable energy, botany, marine ecology, natural history, earth sciences, chemistry, early childhood education, horticulture, and more.

Maine Space Grant Consortium Student Research Fellowships

An award from the Maine Space Grant Consortium provides us with approximately $12,500 annually for students conducting research projects under the supervision of COA faculty.