• Jonathan Dong ’21 has always been intrigued by the world of aquaculture. He began breeding fish in middle school, and grew to wonder at the life history of the species with which he worked. When he entered Hamilton, originally on a pre-med track, he found new ways to explore this passion. He founded the Aquaponics Club with three other students during his sophomore year. He began taking more environmental studies and biology courses, and during his study abroad in Australia he contributed to a research paper on invasive fish species.

  • Every year, Hamilton selects project proposals from members of the senior class that exhibit a “spirit of inquisitiveness and a seriousness of purpose” worthy of $30,000. Hamilton’s Bristol Fellowship awards this generous funding for worldwide research projects that will encourage both “discovery of self and the world.” This year’s recipients, Abigail Moone ’23 and Charlie Ratner ’23 hope to make those same discoveries.

  • Past recipients of Hamilton’s prestigious Bristol Fellowship have ventured around the globe exploring the seahorse trade, kayaking down wild rivers, and living with poor women in marginalized communities, just to name a few.

  • Thanks to a Bristol Fellowship, psychology major Angelica Coutinho '20 will spend time in four countries examining how sound and music function as healing tools across cultures.

  • Madeline Carlman ’19 has been awarded the college’s Bristol Fellowship for her project “Creating Community in Book Places.” She’ll examine how book places such as libraries, book shops, book clubs, and book fairs work to create community.

  • Maximiliano Hernandez-Zapata ’19 is only 22 but he’s old-school when it comes to photography. His passion for analog photography has paid off for him as the recipient of the College’s Bristol Fellowship for his project “Preservation or Revival: Exploring Contemporary Analog Photography.”


Contact Name

Lisa Grimes

Student Fellowships Coordinator

Office Location
Bristol Center

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