Fellowships & Scholarships
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This list is provided with no specific rankings as a resource for conducting your own research on organizations offering scholarship and fellowship awards in the fields of earth and environment.
AAAS Environmental Fellowship
Fellows spend one year, beginning in September 2006, at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC, working on an array of projects relating to science, policy and the environment. The program is coordinated by EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research within the Office of Research and Development. Prospective fellows must have a PhD or an equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline and must have an excellent scientific or technical background.
PhD or Equivalent Doctoral Level Degree Required
AAAS Mass Media Science and Fellows Program
Juniors and seniors enrolled in life, physical, or social sciences. Engineering students also eligible. AAAS selects 20-30 Mass Media Fellows each summer who work for 10 weeks as reporters, researchers, or production in mass media organizations nationwide. Students who pursue non-technical fields ineligible. Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation and a three-five page-writing sample.
AWWA Academic Achievement Award
The Academic Achievement Award encourages academic excellence by recognizing contributions to the field of public water supply. All Masters theses and doctoral dissertations that are relevant to the water supply industry are eligible. The manuscript must reflect the work of a single author and be submitted during the competition year in which it was submitted for the degree.
First Place: $3,000 one-time award
Second Place: $1,500 one-time award
First Place: $3,000 one-time award
Second Place: $1,500 one-time award
American Association of University Women (AAUW): Career Development Grants
Annual award to support women who are preparing to re-enter the work force, change careers, advance their current careers, or pursue their first advanced degree. Applicants must be entering or in the early stages of their degree programs. Grants range from $2,000 to $8,000. Funds are provided for tuition, fees, books, transportation (to/from/at school), and dependent care. Women who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
American Chemical Society Scholars Program
ACS sponsors scholarship programs for qualified applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, and students seeking a two-year degree in chemical technology. The programs are designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.
American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society Scholarship Programs
A student may apply for any academic year when he or she will be an undergraduate of at least junior standing in a chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, metallurgy or materials science program where the focus of the curriculum is in surface science subjects. Award selections will be based on, but not limited to: career interest in surface finishing, scholarship, achievement, motivation and potential. Awards are not necessarily based on financial need.
American Indian Science & Engineering Society A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Members of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least ¼ American Indian blood; or is at least ¼ Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed; must be a member of AISES; for study in Science, Engineering, Medicine, Natural Resources, Math and Technology
American Water Resources Association Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship
In 1980, AWRA established the Endowment-Memorial Fund to be used for the enhancement of education in water resources. Each applicant must be a national AWRA member. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled in a program related to water resources. One $2,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources. The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student’s curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources. The graduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic and/or research performance. The measures of academic performance are identical to those of the undergraduate scholarship with the addition of the quality of the student’s research and its relevance to water resources.
An environmental science and engineering consulting firm whose expertise and focus is in aquatic-based remediation and waterfront development projects. Individual scholarship awards will range in value from $500 to $5,000 and be provided to the recipient’s institution of higher learning to be disbursed to the student for graduate school tuition and supplies. Applicants must be full-time graduate students or persons accepted to an United States graduate school; have an undergraduate GPA equivalent of B average or higher: and be majoring in: fisheries; environmental sciences; planning/land use; landscape architecture; or coastal, geotechnical or environmental engineering (any of which has an aquatic/waterfront emphasis).
ASCE 2002 Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship
Description: Stipend will be awarded based on funds available. Past awards have been in the $2000 - $6000 range. Award is to be used for expenses for research and experiments as stated in the eligibility requirements.
Grants are to provide for the exploration of new applications of geotechnical engineering or the earth sciences to social, economic, environmental and political issues. Applicants must be practicing engineers or earth scientists, professors or graduate students. Membership in the Society is not a requirement. Selection is based on technical and social value of the proposed research, ability of the research to advance the science and profession of engineering and to enhance the overall welfare of mankind, relevant professional experience of the applicant, and applicant's prior contribution to the engineering profession and/or the applied earth sciences.
Associated Western Universities, Inc. (AWU) Fellowship
Description: Associated Western Universities Postgraduate Opportunities at National
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Associated Western Universities, Inc. (AWU)
AWU administers Postgraduate awards to qualified college and University advance degree graduates in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
Eligibility: Graduates who have completed all institutional requirements for an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. usually within four years of applying. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. Non-resident alien require approval by the facility and an appropriate visa status.
Atlantic Salmon Federation OLIN Fellowship
ASF Fellowships of $1000-$3000 are offered annually to individuals seeking to improve their knowledge or skills in advanced fields while looking for solutions to current problems in Atlantic salmon biology, management and conservation. The Fellowships may be applied toward a wide range of endeavors including salmon management, graduate study, and research. Applicants need not be enrolled in a degree program. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States or Canada.
FIELD OF STUDY: Biology, management, conservation.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science. Awards are available to high school seniors, college freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and graduate students
Bronx Zoo Teaching Fellowships
The Education Department offers spring, summer, and fall fellowships to qualified college students, recent graduates or graduate students. Spring and fall fellows team-teach in our onsite school programs for elementary aged children. Spring and fall fellows must be able to work 20 hours a week (mornings) for approximately 18 weeks. Summer fellows work in the Zoo's camp programs. Summer fellows must be able to work 35 hours a week for 11 weeks. Experience in teaching is highly desirable. An interest in wildlife conservation and the ability to relate to children are essential.
FIELD OF STUDY: Zoology, Biology, Ecology, and Education.
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry
The program invites experts in environmental science to submit proposals for the training of Ph. D. chemists and chemical engineers in research activities related to chemistry and the environment. Each awardee may then appoint a postdoctoral scientist to spend up to two years in a program intended to stimulate the visiting scientist to carry out further research in support of environmental understanding and values. In general, five awards of $90,000 are expected to be made annually. The program is open to all academic and other not-for-profit organizations that have well-established research efforts in environmental science or engineering. These research activities need not be located in traditional departments in the chemical sciences. Examples include but are not limited to fundamental science or engineering in topics related to the troposphere or stratosphere, aquatic or marine settings, soil or groundwater problems, environmental biochemistry, chemically benign synthesis and processing, or pollution control.
Chesapeake Research Consortium Fellows Program
A two-year program in which participants work primarily as the administrative support for a variety of subcommittees and workgroups of the Chesapeake Bay Program in Annapolis, MD. During this two-year appointment, Fellows have the opportunity to learn about and take part in the shaping of environmental policy. Provides professional experiences. Priority is given to candidates with degrees in natural sciences or environmental policy and planning. Strong writing, communication, and general computer skills are desirable. Some assignments may require more specialized education and experience, such as computer and statistical skills or agricultural education/experience. The annual salary is $28,000 for the two-year fellowship. A competitive vacation and benefits package is included.
FIELD OF STUDY: Natural science or environmental management.
All applicants to Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are considered for University fellowship at the time of application for admission, provided the application is complete by the stated deadline. All continuing GSAS students must apply for renewal of their fellowships, or for fellowship consideration if they did not receive an award the prior year. Each individual department has procedures and deadlines for fellowship consideration.
Contact your department in February for information concerning fellowship consideration.
Department of Energy: Global Change Education Program
Promote undergraduate and graduate education in support of DOE's global change research activities. The three components of the program include: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE); Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF); and co-sponsorship of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) program. Fellowship is open to US citizens.
Department of Energy Global Change Education Program: Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships
This program will support graduate students in BER-funded collaborative global change research involving universities and national libraries. Fellowships are renewable for up to 3 years, and will support doctoral candidates in various global change research areas. Fellowship includes transportation, tuition at the college or university attended, and a support stipend for the year. Applicants should have completed their first year in graduate school, unless they have participated previously in the SURE undergraduate fellowship program. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Department of Energy: The Hispanic Scholarship
Since 1990 the Department of Energy and, more specifically, the Office of Environmental Management, has invested in the talents of promising Latino students through the Environmental Management Scholarship. The program provides scholarship to 4-year university students who are pursuing majors pertinent to the Department of Energy’s goal of environmental restoration and waste management.
Earthwatch Institute Research Program: Grants
Earthwatch supports doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, or researchers with equivalent scholarship or commensurate life experience. The Research Program welcomes proposals from advanced scholars and professionals of any nationality, covering any geographic region. Applicants intending to conduct research in foreign countries are strongly encouraged to include host country nationals as part of their research staff.
Eastern Washington Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials
The Eastern Washington Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials
Managers intends to provide a $1000 scholarship award to an eligible student attending a college or university with the aim to pursue a career in the hazardous materials management related field, i.e., environmental science, environmental health, preventive medicine, public health, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry and engineering.
Environmental Leadership Program Fellowship
The ELP Fellowship is an innovative national program designed to build the leadership capacity of the environmental field's most promising emerging professionals from the United States, U.S. Territories, and Freely Associated States. The two-year fellowship offers unique networking opportunities, intensive leadership and skills training, project seed money, support, and time for personal and professional reflection. Fellows receive travel and accommodations for four fellowship retreats; access to funding for leadership-building projects; and national recognition through the program. In their first year, fellows are given the opportunity to request grants from the ELP Activity Fund which provides up to $10,000 per participant to support leadership-building activities through individual and collaborative projects. Grants in previous years have averaged around $5000.
Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship Program
Full-time Junior, Senior, or Graduate student with a cumulative minimum 2.5 GPA who majors in an environmentally related discipline: biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemistry, entomology, environmental science, hydrology and related disciplines. Applicants must be at least 1/4 American Indian/Alaskan Native and/or recognized member of a federally recognized tribe.
The Explorer’s Club
Exploration Fund, for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students, provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level. The deadline for receiving applications is December 15th, 2009. Awards will be mailed in the spring of 2010 to the address provided in the application.
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Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities
Limited to U.S. citizens in one of the following ethnic minority groups: Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Pacific Islanders, Puerto Ricans. Only individuals engaged in a teaching and research career or those planning such a career are eligible for this program. Previous Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow may not reapply. The Foundation provides approximately 20 fellowships annually in the following disciplines: behavioral and social sciences; humanities; engineering; mathematics; physical sciences; life sciences; interdisciplinary programs comprised of two or more eligible disciplines. The Foundation does not provide awards for the following disciplines: medicine; law; social work; library science; public health; nursing; business-related disciplines; fine and performing arts; speech pathology; health sciences; home economics; personnel; guidance; education. The SRC has a complete list of eligible disciplines.
The Fulbright Program offers a variety of grant opportunities, including comprehensive Fulbright grants and Fulbright travel grants. Additional grants are available on a country-by-country basis, including opportunities in teaching and business. Length of grants: Most of the grants described will be awarded for programs of study or research that will require one academic year. Specific academic qualifications are contained in the Regional Summaries or Individual Country Summaries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. Applicants must hold a B.A. degree or the equivalent before the beginning date of the grant. Applicants may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application, unless otherwise noted. Applicants must have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country.
The Garden Club of America Scholarships
The Garden Club offers a number of awards for work in horticulture, landscape architecture, agriculture, tropical botany, tropical forest preservation and environmental studies. Fellowship open to US and non-US citizens.
Georgia-Pacific Environmental Scholarship
Georgia-Pacific has contributed a scholarship to be awarded to students in Chemistry or Engineering. To qualify the applicant must: 1) Have a college level grade point average of 3.5 or better (4.0 scale) at the time of application. 2) Be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits in the fall semester of application and the spring semester of the scholarship. 3) Have a declared major in Environmental Science (or a major in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics with a minor in Environmental Science).
Gloria Barron Wilderness Society scholarship
The Wilderness Society offers $10,000 to a graduate student in natural resources management, law or policy programs. The award is made in support of research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness establishment, protection, or management. The work may apply to a particular landscape or it may address issues broadly.
NOTE: To compete for the Goldwater Scholarship, you must be nominated by the school which you attend. The Foundation does not accept applications directly from applicants. Candidates must be either full-time sophomores or juniors majoring in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering to compete for this scholarship and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA overall.
Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Student Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $17,000 per year of academic support and up to $7,500 of internship support for the three-month summer period.
Hudson River Foundation: The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program
The program provides a summer stipend of $3,800 and limited research funds for graduate students to conduct research on the Hudson River. Supervisors receive an honorarium of $500. The objectives are to gather important information on all aspects of the river and to train students in conducting estuarine studies and public policy research. Open to US and non-US citizens.
Provides equipment and supplies for projects from $50 to $1500 USD.
International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP)
The objective of the International Research Fellowship Program (IRFP) is to introduce scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers to research opportunities abroad, thereby furthering NSF's goal of creating a diverse, competitive, and globally-engaged U.S. workforce of scientists, engineers, technologists and well-prepared citizens. These awards are available in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF. Foreign science or engineering centers and other centers of excellence in all geographic regions are eligible host institutions.
Dr. Irving Langmuir (1881-1957), a Nobel laureate and avid outdoorsman, made a hobby of understanding the mechanisms of natural phenomena. Receiving an undergraduate degree from Columbia University School of Mines in 1903, Dr. Langmuir's days at Columbia initiated a career devoted to research for the benefit of society. The Langmuir Scholars Program strives to encourage undergraduates to adopt Dr. Langmuir's ideal qualities--inquisitive thought, research-oriented learning, and environmental concern. The program is open to undergraduates at Columbia University.
Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship Program
The Jack Kent Coke Graduate Scholarship Program awards up to $50,000 annually for up o six years. The scholarship seeks to support exceptional students with financial need who are enrolling graduate school. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA or better and plan to attend graduate school. Graduating seniors or college graduates who are enrolling in graduate school within five years of completing an undergraduate degree are encouraged to apply.
Jessup and McHenry Awards
Jessup funds are awarded competitively to students wishing to conduct studies at the postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral levels under the supervision or sponsorship of a member of the curatorial staff of the Academy. The Awards are not available for undergraduate study. Such studies may be in any specialty in which these curators have expertise.
John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships
The fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. The length of assignment is one-year (non-renewable). Applicants from states not served by a Sea Grant program should obtain further information by contacting the Knauss Fellows Program Manager at the NSGO.
The local Sea Grant program receives and administers the overall award of $40,000 per student on behalf of each Fellow selected from their program.
LASPAU: Fulbright-OASEcology Initiative
The program offers grants to individuals from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada for master’s and doctoral level study at U.S. universities. Grantees in the natural sciences, social sciences, and public policy study multidisciplinary approaches to environmental preservation and sustainable development. The goal of the initiative is to develop a well-prepared cadre of environmental professionals who, upon completion of their studies, will return to their institutions to share their expertise with colleagues while maintaining contact with each other.
Louis Leakey Foundation
The Louis Leakey Foundation offers the Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships, which strive to usher in a new era in African paleoanthropology. This fellowship is intended for scholars with citizenship in an African country who seek to obtain an advanced degree or specialized training in an area of study related to human origins research. The award is for a program of approved special training and/or advanced training towards an MA, PhD, or equivalent and is limited to two years of support. Refer to website for application procedures.
Max and Anna Levinson Foundation
The Levinson Foundation is a private family foundation that has been in existence since 1955 and makes grants to individuals and groups committed to developing a more humane and rewarding society, in which people have a greater ability and opportunity to determine directions for the future. Area of interest: The Environment: including Protection of Ecosystems and Biological Diversity; Alternative Energy and Protection of the Atmosphere; Alternative Agriculture and Transportation; Breaking the Link Between Illegal Resource Extraction, Civil Conflict and Markets; and the Development of the Israeli Environmental Movement. Grants range from $10,000 - $20,000
NAFSA: Association of International Educators: Cooperative Grants Program
Provides seed funds of up to $10,000, as well as programming and grant writing resources, for projects that creatively involve post-secondary international and U.S. study abroad students in U.S. campuses and communities. COOP invites proposals for innovative projects. Refer to website for details.
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships carry a 12-month stipend for each student of $20,000 and an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. About four scholarships are awarded each year.
NASA Earth System Fellowship
NASA announces graduate student fellowships for persons pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth System Science and related disciplines. The purpose of NASA's Earth System Science (ESS) Fellowship Program is to ensure continued training of interdisciplinary scientists to support the study of the Earth as a system. NASA places particular emphasis on the applicant's ability and interest in pursuing academic training and research using observations and measurements from NASA's Earth orbiting satellites, and in developing inter- or cross-disciplinary research
National Geographic: Research and Exploration Fund
The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. The committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures). Funding is not restricted to United States citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams. The committee will not consider applications seeking support solely for laboratory work or archival research. While grants are awarded on the basis of scientific merit and exist independent of the Society's other divisions, grant recipients are expected to provide the Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication of their findings. Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. US$15,000 - $20,000.
National Science Foundation Graduate and Minority Graduate Fellowships
U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents eligible. Check with Graduate Division, Special Fellowships Office at 1252 Murphy to get information on NSF workshops or contact agency for more information and application. Fellowships available to approximately 1,000 applicants who have not yet begun graduate school in the following disciplines: mathematics, physical science, life science, engineering, behavioral, and social science. History and philosophy of science majors also eligible.
The National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Fellowship Program
Program offers a nationally recognized opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future. Through tangible projects to green their campuses and communities, environmental research and organizing on key conservation issues, fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts. Undergraduate, graduate and law students from any college or university in the United States may apply. Fellows may receive a grant of up to $1,200 per grant period. Grant funds may be used for direct project expenses and/or to cover living expenses. Grant funds are intended to serve as seed money, not to cover the full cost of the project. Grant awards are not transferable between students and must be carried out by the awarded applicant.
NSF Funding Opportunities
The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. Use this site to investigate possible funding in your field on study.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education: Professional Internship Programs
Provides hands on experience for students in science, engineering, and mathematics. Extensive listing of scholarships, fellowships and grants specifically for graduate students. Refer to website for criteria guidelines and deadlines for respective programs.
Robert A. Mulliken Environmental Scholarship Trust Fund
The Robert A Mulliken Environmental Scholarship Trust Fund will award one scholarship to a resident of Kingston, Massachusetts, who plans to pursue study in the areas of Environmental Science, Ecology, Energy and the Environment, Conservation, or similarly named programs at the undergraduate or graduate level. The scholarship will be disbursed at the completion of the winner's first semester directly to his or her qualifying school.
The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based, global foundation with a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people throughout the world. Grants are organized in categories: by themes, cross-theme, Regional Programs and Special Programs (which includes Global Philanthropy, Next Generation Leadership, Population and the Cairo Agenda, Communication for Social Change and Other Grants).
Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship
Description: The fellowship is awarded to an emerging leader in the scientific community who shows an ability to make a significant contribution to domestic or international environmental issues, encompassed under the umbrella of global stewardship. The focus of the fellowship will be on human interaction with ecosystems, which may include work in such areas as population, sustainable development, global climate change, food security, and related environmental concerns. The Revelle Fellow may find placement in the Congress, an executive branch agency, or a non-governmental organization within the Washington, DC, environmental policy community. The stipend is $62,000. The fellowship year begins annually in September. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral-level degree by the application deadline in any physical, biological or social science, or any relevant interdisciplinary field, and at least three years of post-degree professional experience. Federal employees are ineligible. Underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
PhD or Equivalent Doctoral Level Degree Required
Rolex Awards for Enterprise
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise aim to encourage a spirit of enterprise in individuals around the world by supporting outstanding efforts in areas that advance human knowledge and well-being. The Rolex Awards provide financial assistance to people who want to implement concrete working projects. Applicants must submit projects that are envisaged for the future or that have been completed in part. The Selection Committee invites applications for projects that fall into the following areas: science and medicine; technology and innovation; exploration and discovery; the environment; and cultural heritage. Projects must expand knowledge of our world, improve the quality of life on the planet or contribute to the betterment of humankind. 5 awards/year at US$100,000 ea.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards for Biological, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D that are specifically given to students in the biological, agricultural and environmental sciences. Listings include scholarships fellowships and grants.
Smithsonian Institution: Pre-Doctoral Program Awards
Available to students of conservation, Earth sciences, biology, ecology, environmental science, astrophysics, and astronomy. Open to US and non-US citizens, there are a variety of internships and fellowships listed applicable to graduate students. Stipends, requirements and deadlines for awards vary. Refer to website for full details.
The Surfrider Foundation's Thomas Pratte Memorial Scholarship
The program makes funds available to grantees enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Awards may be made at the undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D. levels, and are now available to qualified applicants pursuing studies in a wide range of fields deemed compatible and consistent with the Surfrider Foundation's Mission Statement and Guiding Principles. Amount may vary yearly.
Teresa Heinz Scholars for Environmental Research Program
Description: This program supports doctoral dissertation and master's thesis research in areas related to emerging environmental problems.
Eligibility: Students researching for the dissertation or thesis at a small group of schools, including Yale, are eligible. Research must have public policy relevance that increases society's understanding of environmental problems and their solutions.
U.S. Department of Energy Energy Research Undergraduate Laboratory Fellowships
Fellowships to provide undergraduates with educational training and research experience during spring, fall, or summer terms. Majors eligible: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, engineering, geology, material science, physics, science policy, and related disciplines. Applicants must have minimum 2.5 GPA and be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Application and lab site details at above Web link.
U.S. Community Forestry Research Fellowships
Provides fellowships of $7,000 to graduate students to support their field work in communities in the United States. The fellowship program is open to all students enrolled in degree-granting graduate programs in the social sciences or related natural resource sciences at any institution of higher learning. Fellowship research is expected to be highly relevant to community forestry practice and policy, and to be participatory. Research questions dealing with the sustainable production and distribution of benefits from the forest across diverse cultural and socio-economic groups are especially encouraged.
They must be engaged in research that deals directly with or is explicitly relevant to U.S. forest communities. Candidates must also be planning to conduct participatory research that actively engages community members in the research process.
about the Earth system that is not currently emphasized in the research and development portfolio of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research
Grants for amounts up to $25,000 are available for basic research in all branches of anthropology with particular interest in projects employing comparative perspectives or integrating two or more sub-fields of anthropology. The foundation offers dissertation fieldwork grants, post-PhD grants, as well as the Richard Carley Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship. A formal application must be submitted by the deadlines May 1st or November 1st. Those interested in receiving an application can contact the foundation to have the appropriate forms mailed to them, or (if they know their eligibility) individuals can download the forms directly from the website.
Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM)
The goal of the Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics (UBM) activity is to enhance undergraduate education and training at the intersection of the biological and mathematical sciences and to better prepare undergraduate biology or mathematics students to pursue graduate study and careers in fields that integrate the mathematical and biological sciences. The core of the activity is jointly-conducted long-term research experiences for interdisciplinary balanced teams of at least two undergraduates from departments in the biological and mathematical sciences. Projects should focus on research at the intersection of the mathematical and biological sciences. Projects should provide students exposure to contemporary mathematics and biology, addressed with modern research tools and methods.
Integrative Graduate Education Research and Traineeship Program (IGERT)
The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.
The National Academies (Policy and Global Affairs Division)
Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program within the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the National Academies is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research in any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field within the last five years are eligible to apply.
USGS Student Interns in Support of Native American Relations Program
The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in geological, biological, hydrological, geographical, geospatial information management, or related sciences that may be helpful in natural resources management for Native American Tribes. Applicants are not required to be Native American; the USGS considers any research proposal that potentially benefits American Indian or Alaska Native governments. Students who are interested in participating in this internship opportunity should review the USGS projects described in the series of annual reports on the Web at http://www.usgs.gov/indian/reports/index.html. The most recently published reports will provide examples. General Information Product 114 (Supersedes General Information Product 80) of potential opportunities. To be considered, students should contact the person listed in the report for the project of interest and ask whether that USGS employee would be willing to have a student intern. If the USGS employee is interested, the USGS sponsor should submit a proposal during the SISNAR solicitation period, usually in November and December. As many as six to eight interns are funded each year.
Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship
The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology.
Echoing Green Fellowship
Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:
• A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
• A health insurance stipend
• A yearly professional development stipend
• Conferences led by organizational development experts
• Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
• A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
Chesapeake Research Consortium Environmental Management Career Development Program
The CRC Environmental Management Career Development Program is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in environmental science and/or management to gain professional, working experience in Chesapeake Bay policy development and implementation while at the same time expanding personal skill sets and growing professionally.
East West Center Visiting Fellowships
East-West Center Visiting Fellowships program enables scholars to undertake research and publication during the academic year 2011-2012 in collaboration with EWC staff on an independent research project related to one of the four Research Program Study areas: Politics, Governance and Security; Economics; Population and Health; and Environmental Change, Vulnerability and Governance.
East West Center POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program
The POSCO Visiting Fellowship Program, endowed by POSCO, is intended to promote research activities on Korean topics at the East-West Center. The Program invites outstanding scholars and policy makers to engage in policy-relevant, contemporary research on political, security, and economic issues in Northeast Asia, as they relate to Korea.
MacArthur Foundation Development Practice Grant
The challenges of poverty, population, health, conservation, and human rights around the world are interconnected, requiring sustained and comprehensive interventions. Recognizing the need for a new approach, MacArthur is supporting the first global initiative to provide rigorous, cross-disciplinary professional training for future leaders in sustainable development.
National Geographic Research and Exploration Grant
The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest. Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology.
Arctic Institute of North America Grants-in-Aid
In 1994 a bi-national committee was established to administer the newly reinstated AINA Grant-in-Aid program. The committee accepts proposals for awards of $1000.00. Awards are aimed at young investigators, especially graduate students, to provide funding to augment their research. Funding can be used for travel, supplies, equipment and services, but not for salary or wages. Although there is no limitation on the area of investigation, we encourage applications focused on the natural sciences and social sciences, including anthropology and economics, in the North. Projects can entail field, library or office-intensive investigations.
Community Forestry Undergraduate Internships and Assistantships in Natural Resource Management
Florida A&M University, in cooperation with the Community Forestry Research Fellowship program, awards national internships and research assistantships to undergraduate students from underserved communities who are interested in community-based natural resource management and issues of sustainability and social justice. These unique opportunities allow undergraduate students to work with either the community organization of their choice or with a professor doing research in the social science, economic, and/or natural resource fields at their college or university
Community Forestry Southwest Communities and Natural Resources Fellowships
The Southwest Communities and Natural Resource Fellowships support graduate students doing participatory research with Native American communities. The goal of the fellowships is to assist these communities in developing socially just and ecologically sustainable natural resource practices. The program accepts proposals for research dealing with community participation in sustainable natural resource management, social and economic justice in environmental management, community ability to maintain traditional lifeways and land uses in the face of outside and/or competing interests, integrating scientific and traditional knowledge in environmental restoration, and other topics relevant to natural resource issues in Native American communities.
Environmental Leadership Fellowship Program
The Fellowship Program targets emerging environmental and social change practitioners eager to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns. ELP is committed to selecting a class of Fellows that represents diversity of race and ethnicity, gender, sector, sexual orientation, education levels, professional background, values and traditions, and environmental issue expertise. The Fellowship Program offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Consisting of three retreats and additional optional trainings, our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategic communications, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies.
National Geographic Conservation Trust
The objective of the Conservation Trust is to support conservation activities around the world as they fit within the mission of the National Geographic Society. The trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth's biological, cultural, and historical resources. While the Conservation Trust acknowledges the need to preserve archaeological sites and artifacts, our current budget limits prevent us from funding such requests.
National Geographic Visiting Fellows Program
The Fellows Program was created to encourage the flow of ideas between National Geographic and field experts. Fellows provide us with expert consultation on National Geographic projects, education and outreach, and environmental and public policy. They represent a variety of professions and work with the program for a specific amount of time.
National Geographic/Waitt Grants Program
The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program funds projects that require venture capital, supporting exceptional projects while foregoing a time-consuming peer-review process. NGS/Waitt grants are able to fund "proof of concept" research for applicants at an earlier stage in their careers than other NGS grant programs. Special emphasis is placed on expedited grant processing and turnaround. The selection committee endeavors to have funding decisions made within ten weeks of application submission. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
An initial grant from National Geographic helped launch the careers of many of the Society’s, and our planet’s, most renowned explorers. We are committed—as we have been for more than a century—to supporting new generations of archaeologists, anthropologists, astronomers, conservationists, ecologists, geographers, geologists, marine scientists, adventurers, storytellers, and pioneers. Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT).
Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers by building on the foundations of their disciplinary knowledge with interdisciplinary training. Since 1998 the IGERT program has made 260 awards to over 110 lead universities in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. IGERT has provided funding for nearly 5,000 graduate students.
International Research and Exchanges Board
IREX is pleased to announce the recipients of the Spring 2011 TEA/ILEP Alumni Small Grants competition. IREX, in conjunction with an independent selection committee and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, selected 16 alumni of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) and 15 alumni of the International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) to receive funding to support their original small grant project ideas. All alumni of the TEA and ILEP programs are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 for projects that benefit secondary education in their home countries. Projects are awarded twice a year. Projects awarded this cycle include a service-learning project to develop an organic farm at a school in India, a workshop on inquiry-based teaching and astronomy for first-year science teachers in the Philippines, and training for English teachers at girls’ vocational and technical schools in Senegal.
Aldo Leopold Leadership Program
The Leopold Leadership Program provides two weeklong intensive training sessions to help Fellows enhance their skills. Media and policy specialists, leading researchers, and business leaders participate as trainers in "hands on" sessions in which the Fellows are taught methods to engage and communicate with a variety of audiences. A range of experiential techniques, including role playing and small group interactive exercises, are used to help Fellows understand the perspective of diverse audiences such as policy makers and journalists, and to develop specific, appropriate messages they want to communicate to those stakeholders.
ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
ACLS offers fellowships and grants in more than a dozen programs for research in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. The specifics of the competitions vary. Information on the 2011-12 competition will be posted in the spring. Program descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application procedures for the already-completed 2010-2011 competition are available for information only; see Competitions and Deadlines.
Jefferson Science Fellowships
The contribution of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, both domestic and foreign, has been recognized throughout the second half of the 20th-century as a critical element in reaching sound, comprehensive conclusions that reflect “good governance.” Without an accurate, timely understanding of rapidly advancing STE issues, it is increasingly difficult to identify and establish sound governmental policy that effectively meets the needs of modern societies. The articulation of “accurate science for statecraft” to policy makers has become an essential element in establishing effective international relationships in the 21st century.
Center for the Advancement of Scholarship and Engineering Education Senior Fellowships
The Center for the Advancement of Scholarship of Engineering Education (CASEE) is the first operator center of the National Academy of Engineering. We are dedicated to achieving excellence in engineering education, education that is effective, engaged, and efficient.
African Bird Club: Conservation Award; Expedition Award
The ABC's Conservation Programme supports small conservation projects in Africa. Conservation awards are given to projects surveying and researching African birds, educational projects or training courses, production of guides to the common birds of a country in local languages, interpretation material for nature reserves, and other ideas will be considered. Expedition awards are provided for larger projects. Conservation Award: US$1,000; Expedition award: US$1500.
American Bird Conservancy: William Belton Small Grants Fund
ABC's William Belton Small Grants Fund will provide support for projects to conserve Endangered and Critically Endangered bird species in Latin America and the Caribbean, in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Conservation projects at sites identified by the Alliance for Zero Extinction as essential for the conservation of Endangered and Critically Endangered bird species will be given highest priority for support. ABC Small Grants can provide funding for development of Conservation Plans. Completed Plans would be required to include the following information (these items are not required for the initial proposal): Deadlines for applications do apply. Most grants less than $5,000.
American Museum of Natural History - International Graduate Student Fellowship Program
One or two people per year receive funding to enter a doctoral program at Columbia, Cornell, Yale or City University of NY. The program aims to equip students with the practical and theoretical training in conservation biology they will need to address environmental problems in their home countries. Currently, six students are enrolled, among them citizens of countries in which the CBC has ongoing research projects. Most have presented their research at international conferences, as well as published in leading scientific journals. Since the program's inception, five Ph.D. students and three Master's students have completed their studies, including two Ph.D. recipients in June 2003.
Contact: Ana Luz Porzecanski
American Society of Mammologists: Latin American Fellowship
The Latin American Fellowship has been established to promote the support of field research by Latin Americans in Latin America. Eligible students must be citizens of Latin American countries (excluding Puerto Rico), and enrolled in a graduate program in either a Latin American or North American university. Proposed projects must be primarily field oriented with a research emphasis in the areas of natural history, conservation, ecology, systematics, wildlife biology, biogeography, or behavior. These areas of research in mammalogy shall be considered equally important by the selection committee.
African Wildlife Foundation: Charlotte Fellowship; Macarthur Professional Leadership in Conservation Award
In 1996, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) introduced the Charlotte Conservation Fellowships to provide support for African nationals pursuing masters degree courses or doctoral research. Charlotte Fellowships enable recipients to improve their qualifications, update their skills, acquire the latest information on natural resource management and adapt new technologies to their work. The Program is committed to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of African nationals in the field of conservation through the increased knowledge, skills, and credentials obtained through an advanced degree. AWF is offering scholarships for full or partial MSc or Ph.D. programs with field research components that produce knowledge offering solutions or insight into specific conservation challenges that complement AWF's conservation programs in the African Heartlands. The countries of focus for this year's program are Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Expenses that AWF expects to cover under the scholarship will vary depending on the individual program selected by the scholarship recipient. Scholarships valued at a max of US$20,000.
Albuquerque Biological Park
The Albuquerque Biological Park provides funding ($1,000-5,000) to one project per year. Funding priorities are given to Endangered/Threatened, Conservation Impact, Education and geographic areas.
Contact Ned Gentz
Amazon Conservation Association
The Amazon Conservation Association (ACA) and its Peruvian counterpart, the Asociación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazónica (ACCA), invite students enrolled in master's and doctoral graduate programs or diplom arbeit programs to submit research proposals in ecology, systematics, animal behavior, physiology, genetics, forest management, sustainable development, conservation, ethnobiology, geography, geology, and related fields. A limited number of grants, generally in the range of $3,000-$5,000, will support field work carried out at the Los Amigos Research Center and Conservation Area in Amazonian Peru.
The American Ornithologists Union
The American Ornithologist's Union offers research funds for all areas of avian biology for student members of the American Ornithologists Union or members without access to funds from major granting agencies. The committee will likely award about 28-30 grants in 2005 of awards up to $1,800. Successful applicants may receive only one research award per year, and only two in a lifetime. Typically those two awards would be for an M.S. project, and, later, for a Ph.D. project. Refer to website for application procedures.
The Animal Behavior Society
The Animal Behavior Society Conservation Committee has compiled a list of more than 60 institutions (with their corresponding www links) that would consider funding research and conservation proposals from behavior-conservation biologists. This is a great source of information for a broad audience, including professors in academia and teaching institutions, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as professionals in conservation-related organizations. To access this data base, please visit the Animal Behavior Society Conservation Committee website. Click on Funding.
Bat Conservation International: Student Scholarship Program
Each year, BCI sponsors students in conducting conservation-relevant research. Lack of knowledge about bat ecology and behavior is one of the greatest impediments to bat conservation progress. The goal of this program is to support exceptionally talented students in research initiatives that will contribute new knowledge essential to conserving bats and the ecosystems they serve. To this end, BCI has set aside a minimum of $40,000 annually for its student scholarship fund. Awards range from $1,000 - $2,500; and average about $2,000 each.
British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership
The British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership, launched in 2000, involves British American Tobacco and four conservation NGOs: Earthwatch Europe; Fauna & Flora International; the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the Tropical Biology Association. It aims to: work through external projects to contribute to the conservation of global biodiversity by building a portfolio of activities that assist countries where the partners operate in meeting their obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity; and work within the British American Tobacco Group and amongst the other partners to enhance the partners' own ability to conserve and manage biodiversity. British American Tobacco is donating £1 million a year to the Partnership for an initial five years.
The Beardsley Zoo provides funding ($5,000-$10,000) to projects involving endangered/threatened. Funding priorities are given to conservation impact, education, time frame, single species, in-situ component, husbandry in North and South America.
Contact Gregg Dancho
Bergen County Zoo
The Bergen County Zoo provides funding (under $1,000) to an average of 2.5 projects per year. Funding requirements are conservation impact, time frame and in-situ component. Funding priorities are given to endangered/threatened, education, endorsed, holistic, husbandry, only in North and South America.
Contact Tim Gunther: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo provides funding ($1,000-$5,000) to an average of two projects a year. 80% of projects are funded in-situ the other 20% are funded ex-situ. Funding priorities are endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, education, time frame, Bermuda's natural history or supports exhibit development.
Contact Jack Ward: 441-293-2727, email@example.com.
Binder Park Zoo
The Binder Park Zoo provides funding ($1,000-$5,000) to an average of one project per year. Funding requirements are endangered/threatened or conservation impact. Funding priorities are given to in collection, education, endorse and holistic.
Contact John Dinon: 616-979-1351616-979-1351, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Birmingham Zoo provides funding (under $1,000) to an average of 7.5 projects per year. 25% of projects are funded in-situ the other 75% are funded ex-situ. Funding priorities are given to conservation impact, holistic, wild cattle and Southeast Asia.
Contact Bruce Read: Bread@BirminghamZoo.com.
British Ornithologist's Union
The British Ornithologists' Union will promote understanding and conservation of the world's birds, advance ornithology within the scientific community and promote scientific ornithology to the wider bird watching public. The BOU has a long tradition of providing financial support for research and expeditions. It administers the David Lack and Landsborough Thomson Trusts, funded by bequests and donations, from which research grants are awarded annually to sponsor scientific and conservation projects. Most of BOU's support is in the form of small grants, but the BOU does from time to time sponsor much larger projects. Grants of £1000.
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
The Buffalo Zoological Gardens provides funding (under $1,000 per year) to an average of 1.5 projects per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. Funding requirements are in collection and time frame. Funding priorities are given to projects involving or containing endangered/threatened, endorsed, husbandry, well defined protocol and testable hypothesis.
Contact Dona Fernandes: email@example.com.
Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture
The Garden Club of America (GCA) and the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) administer the grant, which enables a graduate student in biology, horticulture, or a related field to conduct research on a rare or endangered U.S. plant. Preference is given to students focusing on the endangered flora of the Carolinas or the southeastern United States. Fellowships may vary from $1,000 to $4,000, and will serve as compensation for work done by a graduate student, often at a botanical garden jointly serving CPC and that student's curricular studies.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of 1.5 projects per year. 75% of projects are funded in-situ, 25% are funded ex-situ. Funding requirements include endangered/threatened, conservation impact and endorsed. Funding priorities are given to projects that include in collection, time frame, in-situ component, black-footed ferret, declining amphibians, felids, okapi and Central and South America.
Contact Delia Garell: 719-633-9925719-633-9925 ext. 120, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program annually recognizes outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations to the conservation of natural resources. Six awards are given per year in the amount of $10,000.
Chicago Zoological Society
The Chicago Zoological Society provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 37.5 projects per year. 90% of funding is provided in-situ. The project must be endorsed to be considered. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, time frame, in-situ component and IUCN SSC specialist group projects.
Contact Tim Sullivan: 708-485-0263708-485-0263 ext. 419, email@example.com.
Cincinnati Zoo and Biological Garden
The Cincinnati Zoo and Biological Garden provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 19 projects per year. 94% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, time frame, single species, In-situ component and zoo personnel involvement.
Contact S. David Jenike or Penny Jarrett: 513-281-4700513-281-4700.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to and average of 50 projects per year. 75% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, time frame, holistic, in-situ component, husbandry, involvement by staff and neotropics.
Contact Hugh Quinn: 216-635-3313216-635-3313, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Scott Neotropical Fund
The Scott Neotropical Fund was initiated to provide funds to deserving students and scientists living and working in Latin America. Annual awards are made to research and conservation initiatives involving animals and their habitat or programs involving local people that directly impact animal conservation. The primary beneficiary of the funds as well as the impact of the project must be within the neotropics (Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). The Scott Neotropical Fund supports the work of neotropical residents in their countries through direct project support, training opportunities, and/or technical assistance that will continue to benefit the local people, wildlife and habitats of the neotropics into the future. Awards range from $3000 - $5000.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to and average of 80 projects per year. 95% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, in collection, educational, endorsed, time frame, holistic, in-situ component and benefits to indigenous people.
Contact Rebecca Rose: 614-645-3409614-645-3409, email@example.com.
Columbus Zoo Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund serves as a small grants program that field researchers throughout the world can access by submitting applications directly to the Field Conservation Coordinator. The conservation committee reviews proposals each month, and in 2003, the zoo has provided funds to over 80 projects in 36 countries.
Conservation and Research Foundation
The Foundation awards grants for seed money to promote conservation and enlightened use of renewable natural resources; encourage related research in the biological sciences; deepen understanding of the relationships between man and the environment; and address the problem of overpopulation. Preferred projects are those that might not qualify for funding from traditional sources. Grants are made to organisations as well as individuals. In the area of research, the sponsor prefers to support investigations that might be ineligible for funding from conventional sources. Scholarships are not provided. Inquiry regarding the possibility of support should be in the form of an exploratory letter. Up to $5,000.
Conservation International – Critically Endangered Neotropical Species Fund
CENSF aims to contribute to global biodiversity conservation by providing strategically targeted, catalytic support for the conservation of Critically Endangered species (as listed on the 2002 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; www.redlist.org) living in their natural habitats in the Neotropics (here defined as all of Latin America, from Mexico southwards, and including the Caribbean and other offshore islands). Program does not accept unsolicited proposals. Awards range from $1,000 - $3,000 with a max of $5,000.
Contact: Mike Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation International – Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation
Provides strategically targeted, catalytic support for the conservation of endangered nonhuman primates and their natural habitats. Projects submitted to the foundation should have one or more of the following characteristics: focus on critically endangered and endangered nonhuman primates living in their natural habitats; be conducted in areas of high overall biodiversity and under great threat (e.g., "threatened hotspots", "megadiversity" countries) - to ensure maximum multiplier effect for each project; be carried out by nationals from the tropical countries to increase local capacity for implementing biodiversity conservation; be projects that strengthen international networks of field-based primate specialists and enhance their capacity to be successful conservationists; and result in publication of information on endangered primate species in a format that is useful both to experts and the general public.
Contact: Bill Konstant.
Conservation International – Primate Action Fund
Projects submitted to the foundation should have one or more of the following characteristics: a focus on critically endangered and endangered nonhuman primates living in their natural habitats; location in areas of high overall biodiversity and under great threat (e.g., "threatened hotspots", "megadiversity" countries) - to ensure maximum multiplier effect for each project; direction and management by nationals from the tropical countries, to help increase local capacity for implementing biodiversity conservation; the ability to strengthen international networks of field-based primate specialists and enhance their capacity to be successful conservationists; and projects that result in publication of information on endangered primate species in a format that is useful both to experts and the general public. Program does not accept unsolicited proposals. Awards range from US $1,000 - $3,000 with a max of $5,000.
Contact: Anthony Rylands email@example.com.
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). A joint initiative between Conservation International, The Global Environment Facility, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. Investments support such projects as managing of protected areas and coordinating biodiversity corridors; training; transboundary planning; encouraging local dialogue with extractive industries; engaging in conflict resolution; priority setting and consensus building; strengthening indigenous organizations and facilitating partnerships between the private sector and protected areas.
To assist countries rich in biodiversity but poor in resources with the conservation of biological diversity and implementation of the Biodiversity Convention. To draw on British expertise in the field of biodiversity. Projects funded under the Initiative will be collaborative, involving either local institutions or communities in the host country. Projects will have a real impact on the ability of the host country to meet its obligations under the Biodiversity Convention. Projects will be of high quality and scientific (or other appropriate professional) excellence. Whenever possible, Darwin funding will be used as a catalyst to lever additional funding for project work, which would not otherwise be forthcoming. The outputs and outcomes from projects should be additional to that from work being funded through other mainstream environmental or research programmes. Projects funded under the Initiative will demonstrate good value for money. Darwin Scholarships are targeted at promising members of recent or current Darwin Initiative projects and are from countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources. Drawing on UK expertise in biodiversity, the programme aims to give Scholars the opportunity to broaden their professional knowledge and experience in biodiversity, typically through work experience in UK organizations. £35,000 - £70,000 per yr per project (most projects last 3 years).
Disney Fund: Wildlife Conservation
The Fund was established in 1995 as a global awards program for the study and protection of the world's wildlife and ecosystems. It provides annual awards to US non-profit conservation organizations working alongside their peers in other countries. Many of the recipient organizations concentrate their activities on "biological hotspots" - areas rich in plant and animal life at risk of imminent destruction. Since its inception, the Fund has supported more than 200 projects in 20 countries. Each project is evaluated on specific criteria, including scientific methodologies, magnitude of need, involvement of partner organizations, ability to impact an area in the near-term and elements of public education and community involvement.
The Dallas World Aquarium
The Dallas World Aquarium provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of three projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, educational, time frame, in-situ component and husbandry.
Contact Arden Holm, 214-720-2224214-720-2224, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Denver Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 11 projects per year. 82% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact and holistic. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, educational, time frame, in-situ component, keystone/indicator species, habitat conservation, dry and grassland ecosystems, local projects, Mexico and Mongolia.
Contact Brian Miller, 303-376-4944303-376-4944, email@example.com.
Detroit Zoological Institute
The Detroit Zoological Institute provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of 20 projects per year. 50% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, time frame, holistic, in-situ component and husbandry.
Contact Terry DeRosa, 248-398-0903248-398-0903, ext. 3231, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earthwatch Institute: Research Grants and African Fellowship Program
Any project that Earthwatch supports must be able to demonstrate clearly how the outcomes will address local or global environmental issues. We currently support 140 projects in 50 countries, ranging from mangrove restoration of the Kenyan coastline, or exploring how insect interactions maintain critically endangered habitat in Costa Rica's tropical forest, through to monitoring bird migration between Europe and Africa. Earthwatch awards grants on a per capita basis, determined by multiplying the per capita grant by the number of volunteers deployed to the project.
The long-term goal of the African Fellowship Program is to build the capacity of African conservation institutions through providing training, in an African context, to their staff. The two-week field placements are intensive but cause minimal disruption to the institutions' day-to-day activities, because staff is only released for a short period. Fellowships are open to people with a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, including those with experience but no formal qualifications. Earthwatch works with 23 local partners to: 1.) provide young scientists with the skills and confidence to engage in their own research programs, 2.) bridge the skills gap to enable NGO workers and park staff to understand and participate in data collection and processing. The Programme started in 1994, and over 670 conservation professionals from 25 African countries have been awarded Fellowships. Per capita grants average $900 (range $250 to $1,200), and project grants average $25,000 (range $7,000 to $130,000) annually.
The Erie Zoo provides funding of under $1,000 to and average of six projects per year. 75% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, endorsed and educational.
Contact Cynthia Kreider, 814-864-4093814-864-4093, email@example.com.
Eric Hosking Trust
Awards are granted annually to applicants pursuing project on birds and other natural history subjects that are of scientific and conservation value, using the media of writing, photography, painting or illustration. £500.
European Tropical Forest Research Network
The ETFRN is a forum for communication between European organizations, researchers, EU institutions and others concerned with (sub-)tropical forest research.
Exxonmobil/Esso: Save the Tiger Fund
The Save The Tiger Fund supports organizations and governmental agencies to conduct a broad range of tiger conservation activities. To date, the Fund has provided awards to 53 grantees. The Fund's diversity of grant recipients has grown every year. In 2002, we have invested in 19 projects and supported a total of 15 grantees, four of them new to the Fund.
Fauna and Flora International: Flagship Species Fund
The Flagship Species Fund aims to provide practical support to the conservation of endangered species and their associated ecosystems in developing countries. This dedicated fund focuses on popular and highly visible threatened species of animals and plants. The Flagship Species Fund Small Grants Programme provides urgently needed support to small scale and pilot conservation projects worldwide, funding activities concerned directly with the protection of endangered flagship species. The Programme now disperses grants once a year rather than three times a year.
Folsom Children's Zoo
The Folsom Children's Zoo provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of six projects per year. 50% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must be in collection to be considered. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, holistic, single species and husbandry.
Contact John Chapo, Jchapo@LincolnZoo.org.
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of two projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact, educational, holistic and in-situ component. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened and time frame.
Contact Jim Anderson, Jim@Kidszoo.com.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of one project per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, educational, time frame, holistic, in-situ component and native Texas wildlife.
Contact Elizabeth Hammond, 254-897-2960254-897-2960, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gladys Porter Zoo
The Gladys Porter Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of five projects per year. 85% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed and in-situ component.
Contact Don Farst, email@example.com.
The Granby Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of two projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must be endorsed to be considered. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, educational and in-situ component.
Contact Clement Lanthier, 450-372-9113450-372-9113, ext. 144, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haribon in cooperation with the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund awards research grants to fill in gaps in knowledge of threatened species and their habitats, and to build local capacity for research. Proposals for field-based projects are accepted from students, conservationists, enthusiasts and organizations from all over the Philippines. Museum and laboratory-based components may be included. Proposals are evaluated based on: 1.) Relevance to the conservation of threatened species and their habitats; 2.) Scientific merit and value of the research; 3.) Capacity of researcher(s) to conduct the study; 4.) contribution to the professional development of Filipino researchers. Max. grant amount for a one-year project for professionals and organizations is PhP250,000 (US$4500); and PhP100,000 (US$1800) for undergraduate students.
The Honolulu Zoo provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of four projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, single species and in-situ component.
Contact Ken Redman, 808-971-7174808-971-7174, email@example.com.
The Indianapolis Zoo provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of two projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include in collection, conservation impact, time frame and single species.
Contact Paul Grayson Pgrayson@indyzoo.com.
International Crane Foundation
The International Crane Foundation provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of ten projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are in collection, conservation impact and time frame. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, holistic, in-situ component, crane/wetland conservation, Africa and Asia.
Contact Jim Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute of International Education: Fulbright and Humphrey scholarships
The Fulbright Fellowship Program was established over 50 years ago and provides awards to 5,000 foreign nationals from 140 nations each year through their home country mission or US embassy. The Humphrey Program is a one-year graduate exchange program that falls within the Fulbright program and has been in existence since 1978. Natural resource and environmental management is one of 12 targeted fields. Fellows are placed in US universities and participate in graduate-level coursework and other professional development activities according to their area of interest. Humphrey Fellowships are granted in the amount of $55,000 to $58,000.
International Primatological Society: Martha J. Galante Award, Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Award, Charles Southwick Cons Ed Commitment Award, and Captive Care Grant
IPS offers small monetary grants to those conducting projects congruent with the aims of our society. Martha J. Galante -- grant proposals are solicited from professionals of habitat countries of primates. Money awarded could be used for conservation training. Lawrence Jacobsen -- Education Committee of IPS solicits grants of up to $1000 to support the development of primate conservation education programs. These initiatives should support field conservation programs, work with local community and/or schools, or are used to provide training in conservation education techniques. Charles Southwick -- this award is dedicated to recognizing individuals living in primate habitat countries that have made a significant contribution to formal and informal conservation education in their countries. The amount of the award is $750: $500 will be given directly to the recipient and $250 will be given in the recipient's name to a project of their choosing in their community. Captive Care -- grants of up to $1000 for projects focusing on captive care issues that relate to: (1) the status of primates in captivity (e.g., sanctuaries, private, commercial) in range countries, (2) information from local wildlife officials and field researchers on the problems relating to captive primates, and (3) improving conditions for the well-being of captive primates in range countries. Awards range from $750 - $1000.
John Ball Zoological Society
The John Ball Zoological Society provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of four projects per year. 25% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, time frame and husbandry. Funding priorities include educational, endorsed and holistic.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
The John G. Shedd Aquarium provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of four projects per year. 20% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact and educational. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, endorsed, holistic, single species, in-situ component, husbandry and high profile.
Contact Ted A. Beattie, 312-692-3113312-692-3113, email@example.com.
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo provides funding of $5,000 to $10,000 to an average of 17.5 projects per year. 95% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements include conservation impact, time frame and in-situ component. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, holistic, in collection, Africa, Southeast Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
Contact Steve Thompson, 312-742-7765312-742-7765, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln Park Zoo: Neotropic Fund; Africa/Asia Fund
The Lincoln Park Zoo Neotropic Fund is supported by an annual gift from a single donor. The fund strives to ensure the future of conservation in Latin America by making small grants to young conservation biologists working throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Islands. Since its inception in 1986, the fund has supported over 125 projects in 18 countries and made awards totaling over $700,000. The Neotropic Fund supports research in Latin Amerce and Caribbean countries, preferentially involving researchers from those areas.
A new fund, the Lincoln Park Zoo Africa/Asia Fund was created to support conservation efforts of young biologists conducting field research in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The Africa/Asia Fund supports research in Africa and Asia and preferentially involving researchers from those areas.
Each fund typically supports between five and six projects annually, including project renewals for a second year. By emphasizing support for young conservation biologists working in their own countries, the Lincoln Park Zoo Conservation Fund assists a new generation of researchers in becoming the environmental decision-makers of tomorrow and strengthens the core of conservation leadership throughout the world. Awards are given in the amount of $3000-6000.
Lindbergh Foundation: Lindbergh Grant
Provides grand funding in a number of areas, one of which is the conservation of natural resources, including animals, plants, water, and general conservation (land, air, energy, etc Grants up to $10,500.
The Living Desert
The Living Desert provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 3.5 projects per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, endorsed, in-situ component, North & South Africa and Arabian Peninsula.
Contact Karen Sausman, TLDKAS@aol.com.
Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation
The Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation is a private body devoted to the conservation of nature and the amelioration of human distress. The Foundation seeks to redress the breakdown in the processes linking nature and humanity. It concerns itself particularly with matters of species extinction, habitat destruction and fragmentation, resource depletion and resource waste. It favors solutions which directly benefit local communities and serve as exemplars for saving species and wildlands. It recognizes the imperative to reconcile nature preservation with human needs and aspirations. (Funding through institutions)
Los Angeles Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 10 projects per year. 70% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, time frame, "Do-able" projects and SSP projects (LAZ chaired).
Contact Cathleen Cox, 323-644-4204323-644-4204, email@example.com.
Lowry Park Zoo
The Lowry Park Zoo provides funding of over $10,000. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are endangered/threatened, in-situ component and holistic. Funding priorities include in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, time frame, tropics and subtropics.
Contact Lex Salisbury, LexSalisbury@LowryParkZoo.org.
The Memphis Zoo provides funding of $5,000 to $10,000 to an average of 12.5 projects per year. The project must include conservation impact. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, educational, endorsed, time frame, holistic, single species, in-situ component, husbandry, and meets or promotes the Memphis Zoo's mission statement.
Contact John R. Duellette, 901-725-3400901-725-3400, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Miami Metrozoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 10 projects per year. 40% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirement is time frame. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, endorsed, harpy eagle, Jamaican iguana, Caribbean and neotropics.
Contact Steve Conners, email@example.com.
Mill Mountain Zoo
The Mill Mountain Zoo provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of 2.5 projects per year. 60% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are in collection, conservation impact and endorsed. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, time frame, educational Northern Asia and North America.
Contact Laurie Spangler, 540-343-3241540-343-3241, Lspangler@mmzoo.org.
The Minnesota Zoo provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of 1.5 projects per year. 50% of projects are funded in-situ. Project must include conservation impact. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, endorsed, in-situ component and in collection.
Contact Ron Tilson, 952-431-9267952-431-9267, firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Geographic Conservation Trust
The objective of the Conservation Trust is to support conservation activities around the world as they fit within the mission of the National Geographic Society. The trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth's biological, cultural, and historical resources. Applicants are not expected to have Ph.D.'s or other advanced degrees. However, applicants must provide a record of prior research or conservation action as it pertains to the proposed project. Funding is not restricted to United States citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams. Awards range from US$15,000 - $20,000.
Neotropical Bird Club
Grants are available for conservation work or research which may be of conservation benefit in the neotropics. $500 to $1500.
The National Wildlife Foundation's Campus Ecology program
The program offers funds and other support for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue projects related to ecological sustainability on their campuses and in their communities. Grants of up to $1200 are intended to serve as seed money for projects in areas like alternative storm water management, natural wastewater treatment, and communal composting.
North Carolina Zoo
The North Carolina Zoo provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of 5 projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact, educational, holistic and in-situ component. Funding priorities include time frame, Uganda & Cameroon, local endorsement and involvement in country where project is conducted.
Contact Rany Fulk, Randy.Fulk@ncmail.net.
North Eastern Wisconsin Zoo
The North Eastern Wisconsin Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of two projects per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, in-situ component and husbandry.
Contact Neil Anderson, 920-434-8597920-434-8597.
Oklahoma City Zoo
The Oklahoma City Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of four projects per year. 90% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are in collection and endorsed. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, educational, time frame, single species, in-situ component and staff involvement.
Contact Jack Grisham, 405-425-0251405-425-0251, email@example.com.
The Oregon Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 12 projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are in-situ component and conservation impact. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, endorsed, time frame, Asian elephant, black rhino, Humboldt penguin, Rodriquez fruit bat and Northwestern North America.
Contact Blair Csuti, 502-220-2446502-220-2446, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organization for Tropical Studies: Research Fellowships
OTS offers research fellowships to graduate students enrolled in degree programs at OTS member institutions and to OTS alumni. In 2000 OTS awarded almost $90,000. Post-course awards are small amounts for up to two weeks of study after a course. Research Fellowships are to assist thesis research in tropical biology and related fields – proposals for research at OTS biological stations receive priority. OTS and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute also have fellowships for comparative research at facilities in Costa Rica and Panama. Awards up to $5000.
Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park
The Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of five projects per year. 80% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirement is time frame. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, endorsed, tropics and subtropics.
Contact Keith Lovett, KLovett@mailcity.com.
People's Trust for Endangered Species: Research grants
People's Trust for Endangered Species makes funds available for wildlife researchers and conservationists to carry out crucial work on globally threatened species throughout the world. Projects may either focus on research into the status of a particular species or involve practical conservation work within the field. Priority is given to those projects that are likely to lead to a lasting benefit to the species concerned. PTES also provides grants for students carrying out practical conservation projects and research in the summer months of their undergraduate degree. Applications for Master's and PhD students will not be accepted. Individual grants range from £100 - £5000.
The Phoenix Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of 5.5 projects per year. 80% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must include conservation impact. Funding priorities include time frame, holistic, regional conservation value, watershed or landscape level, Sonoran desert and Mid-Southwest.
Contact Jeff Williamson, 602-914-4325602-914-4325, JWILLIAMSON@ThePhxZoo.com.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Conservation Fund
The Pittsburgh Zoo Conservation Fund is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and wild habitat. Annual awards of $1,000 to $3,000 will be made. A variety of projects will be considered, but field studies and cross-disciplinary approaches to conservation are especially encouraged. Visitor surveys, travel and training (except to bring foreign researchers to meetings) and seed money for technique development are NOT appropriate for this fund. The application deadline is November 1. Refer to the website for application procedures.
Primate Conservation Inc.
Primate Conservation, Inc. will grant seed monies or provide matching grants for graduate students, qualified conservationists and primatologists to study rare and endangered primates and their conservation in their natural habitat with particular interest in regions in Asia and West Africa. Grants average $2,500 with a maximum grant of $5,000. Refer to website for application procedures.
Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award
The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Award was established in 1996 by Resolution VI.18 of the 6th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) in order to recognise and honour the contributions of individuals, organisations, and governments around the world towards promoting the conservation and wise use of wetlands. US$10,000.
Reid Park Zoo
The Reid Park Zoo provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of two projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ.
Contact Susan Basford, email@example.com.
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of seven projects per year. 50% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include conservation impact, endorsed, time frame and holistic.
Contact Ed Diebold, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger Williams Park Zoo
The Roger Williams Park Zoo provides funding of $5000 to $10,000 to an average of seven projects per year. 70% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact, time frame and holistic. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, educational, endorsed, in-situ component, links to the environment and/or cultural considerations. Further information provided on the website, RogerWilliamsParkZoo.org.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of one project per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are endangered/threatened, conservation impact and in-situ component. Funding priorities include in collection, Bog turtle, Chittenago ovate amber snail and Central New York.
Contact Anne Baker, 315-435-3774315-435-3774, email@example.com.
Royal Geographical Society: Expedition Research Grants
The Society's grants are wide-ranging and offer support to individual researchers, expedition teams and schoolteachers. Grants are for work in both the UK and overseas. The Society has many small grants for scientific expeditions working in remote and challenging environments. For these, it encourages projects that add to the geographical knowledge of a region and contribute to development and conservation priorities, working closely with local communities and scholars. Awards range in value from £350 - £15,000.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Each year, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the BirdLife Partner in the UK, offers grants to fund research on the approximately 190 bird species listed by IUCN as "Critically Endangered". Only work on these species will be considered for grants. Priority will be given to people working in-country, particularly BirdLife Partners and other conservation NGOs, although individuals not attached to an institution may also apply if they can obtain a letter of support from a recognised institution in their country. Grants of up to US$1,000.
Contact: Paul Donald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell E. Train Fellowships
Through Russell E. Train Fellowships, Education for Nature Program invests in the academic training of conservationists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America in a wide variety of disciplines so that they may gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage natural resources in complex contexts.To be eligible for a Train Fellowship, applicants must be a citizen or legal resident of a participating country and must have a minimum of two year's work experience in conservation. Applicants must be enrolled, admitted, or have applied to an institution of higher education and must begin their studies within one year from the application deadline for their respective countries. Eligibility criteria may vary slightly among countries.
Write to email@example.com for more details.
Saint Louis Zoo
The Saint Louis Zoo provides funding of $5,000 to $10,000 to an average of 11 projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must include Saint Louis Zoo staff members as a participant or sponsor.
Contact R. Eric Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of four projects per year. 75% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact and time frame. Funding priorities include educational, holistic and husbandry.
Contact J. Stephen McCusker, 210-734-7184210-734-7184, ext. 110, McCusker@pazoo.aq.org.
San Francisco Zoo
The San Francisco Zoo provides funding of $5,000 to $10,000 to an average of four projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact and in-situ component. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, time frame and Madagascar.
Contact Eva Sargent, Esargent@sfzoo.org.
Seaworld, Inc. provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of 15 projects per year. 75% of projects are funded in-situ. Project must include time frame. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact and marine vertebrates.
Contact Daniel Odell, 407-363-2662407-363-2662, email@example.com.
Sedgwick County Zoo
The Sedgwick County Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of five projects per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must include conservation impact. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, educational, endorsed, time frame, holistic, single species and in-situ component.
Contact Mark C. Reed, 316-942-2213316-942-2213 ext.201, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seneca Park Zoo
The Seneca Park Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of one project per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact and educational. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, time frame, holistic, in-situ component, husbandry and upstate New York.
Contact Jeff Wyaft DVM, 716-266-8222716-266-8222, email@example.com.
Shell Corp.: Marine Habitat Program
The Shell Marine Habitat program is a partnership between the Shell Oil Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The purpose of this partnership is to provide grants for projects that benefit marine habitat in and around the Gulf of Mexico. The Shell Marine Habitat Program was launched in 1988. To date, 96 projects have been funded, committing nearly $4 million in funds.
It was decided from the outset that, rather than support a portfolio of small grants under the Biodiversity theme, the foundation would focus efforts on a partnering agreement with the Smithsonian Institution that would monitor and assess the impacts of oil and gas operations on areas of high biological diversity. As a consequence of the partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, which will continue until at least September 2005, the foundation will not be supporting any other project-based activities under the Biodiversity theme.
Six Flags Marine World
Six Flags Marine World provides funding of over $10,000 to an average of 1.5 projects per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. Funding requirements are conservation impact and educational. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, endorsed, time frame, single species, in-situ component and husbandry.
Contact David Blasko, 707-556-5253707-556-5253, firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm provides funding of under $1,000 to an average of 2.5 projects per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. Funding priorities include in collection, endorsed and crocodilians.
Contact John Bruggen, 904-824-3337904-824-3337, email@example.com.
Sunset Zoo provides funding of $1,000 to $5,000 to an average of one project per year. 80% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must be endorsed and include conservation impact. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, educational, time frame, holistic, in-situ component, Paraguay and South America.
Contact R. Klemm, 785-587-2737785-587-2737, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grants offer financial support to individuals for research North American fauna in any phase of wildlife conservation or natural history related to the activities of the American Museum. The grant is open to advanced graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
Toledo Zoological Gardens
The Toledo Zoological Gardens provides funding of $1000 to $5000 to an average of one project per year. 100% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must include endangered/threatened, endorsed and conservation impact. Funding priorities include time frame, in-situ component, West Indian ground iguanas, hornbills, great apes and Western India.
Contact Peter Tolson, 419-385-5721419-385-5721, email@example.com.
The Toronto Zoo provides funding of $1000 to $5000 to an average of one project per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. The project must include endangered/threatened. Funding priorities include in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, time frame, in-situ component, husbandry and public interest potential.
Contact Linda Ervine, 416-392-5961416-392-5961, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNEP/CMS Thesis Award on Migratory Species Conservation
The award of 10,000 EURO will be offered every three years at the Conference of Parties to CMS at alternating locations. The Secretariat of the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species advertises this award to promote scientific research and conservation of migratory species. The thesis should provide new data and insights into the biology of migratory species or external factors disrupting their migration patterns. Research results must be applicable to conservation measures to the benefit of migratory species. Online Application for COP8 Awards is now open until 30 April 2005.
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo provides funding of $1000 to $5000 to an average of two projects per year. 30% of projects are funded in-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, in collection, conservation impact, educational, in-situ component and husbandry.
Contact Kimberly Davidson, 801-584-1703801-584-1703, email@example.com.
The Utica Zoo provides funding to an average of three projects per year. 100% of projects are funded ex-situ. Funding priorities include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, educational, time frame, and snow leopard and Mexican wolf.
Contact Gary Zalocha, 315-738-0472315-738-0472, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wildlife Conservation Society has established a small grants program specifically for African researchers in order to promote the professional development of field scientists. Funded research topics will be those of importance to conservation and management of wildlife both within and outside protected areas. Any ecosystem and all types of living organisms will be considered. Grants will be in the region of $500-$4,000 and will be awarded after review of a written proposal. Grants will be awarded to small, focused studies and will not be awarded as a component of a much larger study. Refer to the website for application procedures.
Woodland Park Zoo
The Woodland Park Zoo provides funding of $5000 to $10000 to an average of eleven projects per year. 90% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must include endangered/threatened. Funding priorities include in collection, conservation impact, educational, endorsed, time frame, holistic, in-situ component, sponsored by zoo or zoo society staff person, Northwestern U.S. and Pacific Rim.
Contact Mike Waller, 206-684-4057206-684-4057, email@example.com
The Zoo provides funding of $1000 to $5000. 95% of projects are funded in-situ. The project must include endangered/threatened, conservation impact, in-situ component and holistic. Funding priorities include single species.
Contact Pat Quinn, Director@The-Zoo.com
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Resaerch
The Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research program supports training and research for recent doctoral degree recipients in any aspect of scientific study of the Antarctic and/or the Arctic within the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) program areas (http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=OPP). The program also provides travel grants to those eligible for fellowships for the purpose of meeting prospective mentors and colleagues, presenting seminars, discussing mutual research and/or education interests, evaluating facilities and professional development opportunities, and initiating collaborative relationships.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. The fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the research career to permit Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that site. For FY 2011, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation in Biology and (2) Intersections of Biology and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. These areas change periodically as new scientific and infrastructure opportunities present themselves; and this solicitation will be changed as necessary to reflect the areas being funded. The fellowships are also designed to provide active mentoring of the Fellows by the sponsoring scientists who will benefit from having these talented young scientists in their research groups. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the BIO Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship program solicitation. International and teaching options are also offered. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, NSF encourages doctoral advisors to discuss the availability of BIO fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
National Wildlife Federation
NWF Campus Ecology Fellowships
National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellows confront global warming on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on global warming impacts and solutions. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to college undergraduate and graduate students working with members of the faculty, staff or administration on projects designed to help reverse global warming on campus and beyond. Fellowships last for 15 months to allow for long-term projects and proper follow-through. These projects could include energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, greener transportation plans, installation of clean energy technology on campus, purchasing of clean energy, food systems, habitat restoration and plantings, etc. Special emphasis is placed on selecting projects from schools where a student has support from a team of faculty, staff or other students that are already working on or are interested in working on campus-wide climate action.
Earthwatch student fellows get to join one of more than 30 Earthwatch expeditions around the world to work with top scientists and other students in the field, fully funded by various funders. On an expedition, students learn how to do field research and help find answers to the most challenging environmental issues of our time—all while making a difference for endangered animals and their habitats. Students use some of the latest technology (like GPS and radio-transmitters for tracking animals), learn about cutting edge research areas (like climate change), and work in places most people never get to see (like an Icelandic glacier or a Costa Rican volcano).
NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center Fellowship
The Mission of the Center is to conduct research congruent with the interests of NOAA Fisheries and to prepare students for careers in research, management, and public policy that support the sustainable harvest and conservation of our nation's living marine resources. Research activities of the Center fall into four thematic areas and is a collaborative effort among researchers from the partner institutions and NOAA Fisheries staff. The thematic areas of research are: Fisheries Socioeconomics, Quantitative Fisheries, Essential Fish Habitat, and Aquaculture.
Arctic Institute of North America Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship
The Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship is currently valued at $5000, and is awarded to a graduate student in northern biology who best exemplifies the qualities of scholarship that the late Jennifer Robinson brought to her studies at the Institute's Kluane Lake Research Station.
Marine Conservation Biology Institute Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grant in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology
In the face of increasing evidence that the world's oceans are in trouble, MCBI established the Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grant in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology. This grant is among the first in the world awarded specifically to help scientists document the composition and abundance of ocean life before humans altered marine ecosystems. This information is crucial for helping lawmakers, regulators, managers and activists set appropriate targets for marine conservation efforts.
Center for Plant Conservation Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship
The Garden Club of America (GCA) and the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) are seeking applicants for the 2012 Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship for Conservation Horticulture. The Fellowship is sponsored by the GCA and administered by CPC. The Executive Committee of the GCA will award the Fellowship in Spring 2012 upon recommendation by their Scholarship Committee and the Science Advisory Council of the CPC. Each year, the grant enables a graduate student in biology, horticulture, or a related field to conduct research on a rare or endangered U.S. plant. Preference is given to students focusing on the endangered flora of the Carolinas or the southeastern United States. Fellowships may vary from $1,000 to $4,000, and will serve as compensation for work done by a graduate student.
American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (AESF)
Individuals studying metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, materials science or engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, or environmental engineering. Selection factors include full-time students interested in achievement, demonstrate scholarship potential, motivation, and interest in the finishing technologies. Financial need is not a factor. Membership in AESF encouraged, but not required.
The Arthur S. and Helen May Johnson Research Assistantship is a non-renewable $4,000 assistantship for female engineering students. The assistantships were created to enable female engineering students to learn more about specific areas of technology and science and to acquaint them with the graduate student experience. Assistantship recipients are expected to work on a research project with a faculty member.
Brown and Caldwell is committed to increasing opportunities for future engineers and scientists of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. Candidates for Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Program must meet the following criteria: 1) United States citizen or permanent U.S. resident 2) Full-time student enrolled in his/her junior year at an accredited four-year undergraduate College 3) Declared major in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, biology, ecology, public health, industrial hygiene toxicology) 4) Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale) 5)Member of Minority Group as defined by EEOC (e.g. African American, Hispanic, Asian r Pacific Islander, Native American or Alaskan Native) 6) Available to participate in a summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office.
Professional Engineers in Industry (PEI) Scholarship ($2,500) (Female or Male, $2500 for one year)
Applicants must be sponsored by a NSPE/PEI member. Students who are children, dependents, or relatives of NSPE members are given preference in the scholarship selection process. Students must have completed a minimum of two semesters or three quarters of undergraduate engineering studies (or be enrolled in graduate study) in a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. - Brown and Caldwell Scholarship
Founded in 1999, this annual grant of $3,000 is given to one or more students. Candidates for the Dr. W. Wes Eckenfelder Jr.- Brown and Caldwell Scholarship Program must meet the following criteria: 1) United States citizen or permanent U.S. resident. 2) A full-time student enrolled in his/her junior year or graduate student enrolled at an accredited college. 3) Declared major in Civil, Chemical or Environmental Engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, biology, ecology, public health, industrial hygiene toxicology). 4) Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale).
The Windstar Foundation
The Windstar Foundation, co-founded by John Denver and Thomas Crum, has consistently sought ways, "To inspire individuals to make responsible choices and take direct personal actions to achieve a peaceful and environmentally sustainable future." With this mission in mind, the foundation is awarding two $500 scholarships for qualified undergraduates entering their junior or senior year of college, as well as one $1000 scholarship for graduate students entering their second year of graduate school. The applicant must be a U.S. student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university Environmental Studies or Environmental Engineering Program. Applicants must have a college GPA of 3.0 or better in his or her major field.
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate-level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution. The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution's Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This program provides educational opportunities for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, K-12 Educators. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
ASEE/NSF (American Society for Engineering Education and National Science Foundation) Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship for Engineers
The Corporate Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides recent engineering PhD recipients the opportunity to conduct postdoctoral research in a corporate setting. These creative and highly trained engineers will contribute to areas of great interest and relevance to the nation. Each research fellow will receive a stipend of at least $75,000 plus health insurance benefits. The host company will provide a minimum of $27,500 and other non-cash support. With generous support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), this program will support 40 positions for a one-year appointment. The American Society administers this program for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)
The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 238 college students (174 undergraduate students and 64 graduate students) each year. Participating students typically spend ten weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 19 DoN laboratories. To participate, a student must be enrolled at an accredited 4-year US college or university and have completed their sophomore year before beginning the internship.
National Defence Science And Engineering Graduate Fellowship
As a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens and nationals trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2011, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
Naval Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Naval Research Laboratory sponsors a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at a number of Naval R D centers and laboratories. The program is designed to significantly increase the involvement of creative and highly trained scientists and engineers from academia and industry to scientific and technical areas of interest and relevance to the Navy. The NRL Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides approximately forty (40) new postdoctoral appointments per year. Fellows are competitively selected on the basis of their overall qualifications and technical proposals addressing specific areas defined by the host Navy laboratories. The selected participants will work in a unique Navy laboratory environment, while interacting with senior laboratory scientists and engineers.
Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship Program
The Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship program aims to encourage creative and highly-trained recipients of doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematical disciplines to engage in hands-on research projects in their areas of expertise at the kind of small innovative businesses that historically have fueled the nation's economic regime. This fellowship program offers active Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) participating companies the opportunity to attract top scientific and technological talent at a fraction of the usual cost. At the same time, the program recruits postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to work for at least a year outside an academic setting, contributing to cutting-edge research aimed at promoting scientific excellence and strengthening our nation's technological prowess.
Research Associateship Programs
The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program/EDMAP Program
Established to recognize the importance of geologic mapping for our Nation's well being, a primary objective of the educational component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP/EDMAP) is to train the next generation of geologic mappers. Faculty advisors, together with graduate students or upper level undergraduate students, submit a proposal that requests support for mapping projects. Each student is expected to produce a new geologic map at a scale of 1:24,000 or larger that covers a 7.5-minute quadrangle or part of a quadrangle. Projects are funded on a year-by-year basis and are matched 1:1 by the universities. Each year since 1996, the NCGMP has funded EDMAP projects at dozens of colleges and universities in 20 to 30 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In 2010, EDMAP trained 59 students working in 32 funded projects at 29 universities in 20 States.
Intergraph SG&I Education Grant
Awarded by Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I), the Intergraph Education Grant Program recognizes innovative teaching practices. This program illustrates our continued commitment to the advancement of geographic information sciences in the classroom. Through the use of leading-edge geospatial technology, students and teachers possess the tools needed to explore new possibilities and the power to impact the future of geographic information science and the geospatial industry.
Association of American Geographers
AAG Research Grants
The AAG provides small grants to support research and fieldwork. Grants can be used only for direct expenses of research; salary and overhead costs are not allowed. The selection committee will not approve an award larger than $1,000 for any single recipient. The committee will not approve awards for masters or doctoral dissertation research. No awards are made if funds are insufficient or if proposals are not suitable.
AAG Anne White Fund
The Fund will serve the purposes Anne White held dear if it enables people, regardless of any formal training in geography, to engage in useful field studies and to have the joy of working along side their partners.
AAG Marcus Fund for Physical Geography
The objective of The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography is to carry on the tradition of excellence and humanity in fieldwork espoused by Dr. Melvin G. Marcus. Grants from the Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography will foster personally formative participation by students collaborating with faculty in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments.
AAG International Geographic Information Fund Graduate Research Award
The Association of American Geographers will award one or more small grants of up to $500 to support graduate research proposed by a student in any area of spatial analysis or geographic information science or systems. The award(s) will be presented at the AAG Annual Meeting. The program is designed to support college and university student career development in the academic areas of applied spatial data analysis or geographic information systems (GIS). The award has been financially supported by a generous gift from Laura and Jack Dangermond and the Environmental Systems Research Institute to establish an AAG IGIF Endowment for this unique grant program.
Visiting Geographical Scientist Program (VGSP)
Funded by Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the International Geographical Honor Society, and managed by the AAG, the VGSP sponsors visits by prominent geographers to colleges and universities across the country. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in geography, especially in small departments that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers. Participating institutions select and make arrangements with the visiting geographer. The VGSP covers travel costs and provides a small honorarium; host institutions provide meals and housing. The Visiting Geographical Scientist Program (VGSP) welcomes applications for the current academic year.
Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic Science
The Association of American Geographer's Marble Fund for Geographic Science is pleased to announce the new Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards. These awards aim to recognize excellence in academic performance by undergraduate students from the United States and Canada who are putting forth a strong effort to bridge geographic science and computer science as well as to encourage other students to embark upon similar programs. These awards, together with the William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography, are activities of the Marble Fund and are supported by donations to the Fund.
AAG International Geographic Information Fund
The AAG International Geographic Information Fund (IGIF) offers three types of awards: Student Travel Grants, Graduate Research Awards, and Student Paper Awards. These awards are intended to support full-time students who are currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a duly accredited and recognized college, university, or other educational institution located within the United States, and who are working in any area of spatial analysis or geographic information science or systems (SA/GISS).
GENIP (Geography Education National Implementation Project)
Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP) funds small grants that support its mission, including appropriate thesis and dissertation research. A copy of the grant application form is available at the GENIP web site http://genip.tamu.edu. It is suggested that you consult with the project coordinator prior to completing the full proposal. Proposals are accepted twice a year, March 1 and September 1.
National Council for Geographic Education
E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Research Grants for Geography Education
NCGE's Research Committee will award grants in 2011 for research on issues related to geography education. The program was established in 2004 through a generous endowment to NCGE by E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller. The grants are intended to advance the frontiers of geography education by supporting and promoting innovative research in theory, practice, and application. Projects should enhance the understanding of geographic learning and teaching through original investigations of learning processes, techniques, and content. Projects may focus on geographic learning and teaching at any age level from pre-school to adult.
American Geological Society McColl Research Program 2011
The McColl Research Program was established to attract to the AGS Library visiting scholars, (who reside beyond commuting distance of UWM), whose research would benefit from extensive use of the collections and who are interested in communicating their research results to a broad, educated general audience. The intended goal is to promote geographical literacy to the broadest possible community, especially those who can apply the data and analyses. This program is made possible through a generous grant from Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. McColl.
American Geological Society Helen and John S. Best Resaerch Fellowship 2011
The Helen and John S. Best Research Fellowship program is intended to help bring to the AGS Library scholars who reside beyond commuting distance of UWM, and whose research would benefit from extensive use of the Library. John S. Best was, for many years, a prominent Milwaukee attorney, book-collector and conservationist. The Best family members are longtime supporters of UWM and the UWM Libraries.
Society of Woman Geographers Pruitt National Dissertation and Minority Fellowships
SWG has awarded over a hundred fellowships to young women studying for advanced degrees in geography or its allied sciences. The vision of the Society's founders to "further geographical work, to spread geographical knowledge, and to encourage geographical research" has materialized beyond their greatest expectations.
PERISHIP Dissertation Fellowships in Hazards, Risk, and Disasters
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Public Entity Risk Institute with support from from the National Science Foundation and Swiss Re established a program in 2004 that awards dissertation fellowships for work in all aspects of natural and human-made hazards, risk and disasters in all disciplines. The dissertations produced by the fellows will contribute to the body of knowledge in hazards research. Ultimately, the program will foster the development of hazards scholars who will expand the research and practitioner communities.
Geological Society of America Student Research Grants
The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students at universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Geological Society of America Congressional Science Fellow
The GSA Congressional Science Fellow is selected from among top competitors. If you are an experienced earth scientist with a broad geologic background, experience in applying scientific knowledge to societal challenges, and a passion for helping shape the future of the geoscience profession, GSA invites your application.
Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grants
The primary role of the GSA research grants program is to provide partial support of master's and doctoral thesis research in the geological sciences for graduate students enrolled in universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. In 2010, 53% of the applicants received funding. GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program.
Charles Senn Scholarship
This $1000.00 scholarship is available on an annual basis to give special recognition to a graduate student of environmental health who has demonstrated a superior ability to relate graduate studies to the realities of the environmental health field.
The National Environmental Health Association and the American Academy of Sanitarians
Environmental health and public health students (grad and undergrad) are eligible for $1,000 in support toward their tuition and fees during their junior or senior year.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Science Awards
The Congress of the United States enacted the National Research Service Act (NRSA) Program in 1974 to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained scientists will be available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to carry out the Nation's biomedical and behavioral research agenda. In 2002, the National Research Service Award Program was renamed the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Program as a tribute to Dr. Kirschstein's years of exceptional service to the Nation. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards individual postdoctoral fellowships to promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in fields related to the mission of the NIH constituent institutes and centers. By the time of award, candidates for the postdoctoral fellowship award must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for Permanent Residence.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must have received a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., D.D.S., D.V.M., O.D., D.P.M., Sc.D., Eng.D., Dr. P.H., D.N.S., N.D., Pharm.D., D.S.W., Psy.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all degree requirements have been met is also acceptable. Individuals may receive up to 3 years of aggregate Kirschstein-NRSA support at the postdoctoral level, including any combination of support from institutional training grants and individual fellowship awards.
SOPHE/AT SDR Student Fellowship in Environmental Health Promotion
$1,500 for grad students carrying out research or practice- based projects in environmental health, health education, health promotion, behavioral sciences or related field.
American Academy of Underwater Sciences Student Scholarships
The American Academy of Underwater Sciences awards two scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, a research project in which diving is or will be used as a principal research tool or studying diving science. The Kevin Gurr Scholarship awards $2500.00 to a Masters program student. The Kathy Johnston Scholarship awards $2500.00 to a Ph.D. candidate.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO) program is a 10-week program designed primarily for science, math and engineering students who will have just completed their junior year. The program can include lab work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, or a research cruise.
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
NOAA National Sea Grant Office Graduate Fellowship Program
In 1999, NOAA National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries established a Graduate Fellowship Program in two specialized areas: population dynamics and marine resource economics. Population dynamics is the study of fish populations as affected by fishing mortality, growth, recruitment and natural mortality. Ph.D. candidates interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.
National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
The National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. The program is named in honor of one of Sea Grant's founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss.
NOAA Office of Education Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
Marine and Environmental Systems Link Foundation; Pre-doctoral Research Fellowships in Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation
The Link Foundation will award several $25,000 pre-doctoral research fellowships per year to candidates currently enrolled in academic institutions in either the United States or Canada. The application, in the form of a research proposal, must be received by January 17, 2011.
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research -- particularly by female and minority students -- in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology. Congress authorized the Program, as described in the National Marine Sanctuaries Amendments Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-513), soon after Dr. Foster's death in June 2000, as a means of honoring her life's work and contribution to the nation. The program is administered through NOAA's Office of Education and funded annually with one percent of the amount appropriated each fiscal year to carry out the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
Costal Management Fellowship
The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center.
Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. The fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. This program is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.
National Estuarine Research Reserve Systems Graduate Research Fellowship Program
This program offers graduate students the opportunity to address scientific questions of local, regional and national significance by conducting research within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). Research projects are based on the reserves' local needs, the reserve system's national priorities and the students' interests. This program is sponsored by the NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve system.
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program: Coral Fellowship
The NOAA Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program was established to respond to the need for additional coral reef management capacity in the U.S. Flag Pacific and Caribbean islands. The program has been expanded to include Florida in the 2010-2012 cycle. The program provides the state and territorial coral reef management agencies with highly qualified candidates whose education and work experience meet each island's specific needs, while providing the individual fellows with professional experience in coastal and coral reef resources management.
National institutes for Water Resources-USGS Student Internship Program
The State Water Resources Research Institutes, organized as the National Institutes for Water Resources, collaborate with the USGS in operating a student internship program. Located in each State, the District of Colombia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam, these 54 institutes provide undergraduate and graduate students with career-enhancing field, laboratory, and research experience through participation in USGS activities as interns. Interns are employees of participating universities and colleges. Funding is derived from USGS projects or programs that support student interns as part of the mix of efforts required to carry out program or project activities.
National Wildlife Federation Campus Climate Fellowship
Since 2000, NWF has awarded over 130 fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices. NWF Fellowships allow students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects to confront global warming on campus and in the community. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts.
Environmental Studies / Sciences
Air & Waste Management Association
Each year, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) recognizes outstanding students who are pursuing courses of study and research leading to careers in air quality, waste management, environmental management / policy / law, and sustainability. This includes student scholarships, thesis/dissertation awards, and awards for best student paper and poster at the Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Alexander F. Skutch Award
Funding to support the study of life histories, especially social relations and reproduction, of little known birds on the continental neotropics, including Trinidad and Tobago. One award of US$8,000 - $10,000 offered annually.
American Society of Primatologists
Awards and small grants for primate research. Awards: $750; Small grants: $1,500.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History offers competitive grants and fellowships in areas broadly related to its scientific and educational objectives. These areas include the fields of vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, paleozoology, anthropology, astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences. Monetary awards and deadlines vary according to the particular scholarship, fellowship or grant.
American Waterworks Association Scholarship Program
Provides support for doctoral students interested in careers in corrosion control, treatment and distribution of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and/or environmental chemistry. Stipends are $5,000 for Masters students and $7,000 for Doctoral students. Open to US and non-US citizens.
American Water Works-Thomas R. Camp Scholarship
Description: This scholarship is to honor the memory of Dr. Camp by supporting and encouraging outstanding graduate students doing applied research in the drinking water field.
Eligibility: Any graduate student studying at an institution of higher education located in the drinking water field
Annie's Homegrown Environmental Studies Scholarship Program
Annie's Homegrown Environmental Studies Scholarship Program is open to full time students beginning or returning to an accredited 2 or 4 year technical or college program in the U.S. Students must be focusing on classes in the environmental studies field and have at least one more year before completing their degree. Graduate students with more than one year remaining in their program are welcome to apply.
The program assists undergraduate or graduate students who are environmental advocates and are focusing on classes in environmental studies. The program gives 25 awards annually of $1000 each. This money can be used for tuition, books, and other educational expenses.
British Ecological Society (BES): Early Career Project Grants
The aim of this programme is to assist promising young ecologists by supporting innovative or important research of a pure or applied nature. Initiating or developing research programmes is becoming increasing difficult for ecologists during the early stages of their career, and this programme principally aims to provide an opportunity for ecologists recently appointed to academic posts to establish themselves. Grants up to £25,000.
British Ecological Society (BES): BES Bursaries and Fellowships
British Ecological Society (BES) Overseas Bursaries scheme provides grants for ecologists in developing countries for innovative ecological research. It aims to encourage links between ecologists in developing countries with those in the UK and other European countries. Grants up to £7,000.
British Ecological Society (BES): Expedition Grants
The Expedition Grants are intended to further the education of young ecologists by extending their experience overseas through assisting student expeditions. No restriction is made on the country(ies) visited, but travel must normally be to or from the United Kingdom or Eire (sixth form expeditions may be within the UK). Expeditions must consist of at least three people (preferably undergraduates or sixth-form students), although participation of postgraduate students and staff is not excluded. It is understood that teaching staff may help in the planning of the expedition, and participate in the trip, but it should be clear that the application is not for a field or adventure training course. The expedition should be distinct from timetabled teaching activities and should primarily have been planned and organized by students. Funding will not be given for work that contributes directly to the higher degree of any of the expedition members. Grants up to £2,000.
The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
The Garden Club of America sponsors this environmental studies fellowship, open to either residents of New Jersey studying in New Jersey or elsewhere, or non-residents pursuing a study in New Jersey.
Center for Tropical Forest Science (Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute)
Program is designed to provide opportunities for senior researchers and graduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral students to utilize existing Forest Dynamic Plots and to conduct research with scientists associate with these plots. Preference is given to scientists from the countries with CTFS sites and to all graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. $3,000 - $5,000 (with one or two larger awards up to $40,000)
Chesapeake Research Consortium- Environmental Management Fellowships
This organization provides fellowships for professional development in the field of environmental management and protection. Fellows work in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Program for 1 to 2 years. Fellows are recommended to have degrees in natural science or environmental management, or comparable work experience. Fellowships become available on a year-round basis.
Conservation Leadership Programme's Future Conservationist
Up to $12,500 to teams that conceive and develop practical, multi-national projects that address global biodiversity conservation issues over 3-month to 1-year period.
The Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Brown and Caldwell Scholarship
In recognition of Dr. Wesley Eckenfelder's many contributions to the environmental profession, Brown and Caldwell offers a $3,000 scholarship for students pursuing education and careers in the environmental industry. Candidates for the grant must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year university.
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The Environmental Leadership Program
The program seeks to transform public understanding of environmental issues by training and supporting a diverse network of visionary, action-oriented emerging leaders. The fellowship program annually selects approximately twenty individuals with demonstrated talent and potential to participate in a two-year leadership development fellowship. The ELP Fellowship combines a strong peer network and intensive skills training with opportunities for mentoring, project seed money, time for personal and professional reflection, and technical support. ELP Fellows have access to an internal Activity Fund that allows them to pursue capacity building projects to develop leadership skills and accomplish tangible results. Applicants must have approximately three to ten years of work experience or post-undergraduate academic studies related to environmental issues and be residents of the United States or U.S. territories or Freely Associated States. U.S. citizenship is not required. Application materials for the ELP fellowship are available each year beginning in June with an application deadline of October 1st.
Environmental Research and Education Foundation - Francois Fiessinger Scholarship
Awarded in memory of Francois Fiessinger, Ph.D., these annual awards support the work of outstanding doctoral students interested in excellence in environmental research and science. This scholarship is for research within or outside of the U.S. in biological, physical, and social sciences as they relate to environmental research.
The scholarship ranges up to $12,000 per year paid monthly, renewable for two additional years for a total of $36,000. Progress must be certified annually by the student's academic advisor. Amounts awarded take into account the cost of tuition at the recipient's institution and any other funds received. Full scholarships cannot be awarded to students who will be receiving full-tuition scholarships from other sources (excluding direct university assistance such as tuition remission and/or income received from assistantships), although such students may still be considered for partial awards.
EPA National Network for Environment Management Studies (NNEMS)
The purpose of the NNEMS program is to provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory, increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues, encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers, and help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection (e.g. pollution control). The projects are specifically narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the research project while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year. All applicants must be citizens of the United States, its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency. These individuals must be pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection for the duration of the fellowship and currently enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. program or can provide proof of acceptance and enrollment in a graduate or Ph.D. program at the time of the fellowship award. Applicants must have completed of at least one semester of graduate or Ph.D. work, or at least four undergraduate courses related to the field of environmental studies to be eligible for the fellowship. Recipients of NNEMS fellowships receive a stipend based on their level of education and the duration and location of the project.
EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) for Graduate Environmental Study
The purpose of the program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in environmentally related fields with awards of up to $37,000 per year. Applicants must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university. Applicants must also be citizens of the US or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence. Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university. Students must be pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in an environmentally related field of specialization. Students who have completed more than one year in the master's program or four years in the doctoral program are not eligible. Students enrolled in a master's program, however, may apply for a doctoral fellowship.
EPA: Star Graduate Fellowship
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally-related fields of study. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. US$37,000.
Evolving Earth Foundation Student Grant Program
The EEF program provides grants to support college student research in the earth sciences. A total of ten grants per year are available, for amounts of up to $3000 per grant. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers at accredited U.S. colleges and universities or research institutions are eligible to apply for grants. The Evolving Earth Foundation will only provide grants to accredited non-profit institutions.
Ford Foundation: International Fellowship Program
The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree. Fellows are selected from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active overseas programs. U.S. nationals are not eligible, although Fellows may study in the US. (Environment and Development is one of 15 fields of study and falls within "Asset Bldg and Community Dev." The foundation has invested $280 million through 2010.
Sponsored by CH2M Hill, the Holly A. Cornell Scholarship encourages and supports outstanding female and/or minority Masters students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment. Support - $5,000 one-time grant.
Hudson River Graduate Fellowships
the Hudson River Foundation will award up to four Hudson River Graduate Fellowships and up to eight Tibor T. Polgar Fellowships to students engaged in research about the Hudson River. Hudson River Graduate Fellowships support doctoral and master's level students for one year with stipends of $15,000 and $11,000, respectively, plus an incidentals allowance. The Polgar Fellowship Program, conducted in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, supports undergraduate and graduate students ($3,800 per fellowship) and their advisors ($500) in the study of the Hudson River during the summertime.
International Foundation for Sciences: Danida award, Jubilee award, and Sven Brohult award
The IFS has an award scheme that is intended to give recognition to IFS grantees for noteworthy achievements clearly associated with research work supported by IFS. The following Awards are available only to IFS Grantees and are given for noteworthy achievements which are clearly associated with work supported fully or in part by IFS. Danida -- This Award is intended for IFS grantees in Sub-Saharan countries. The Award, in the amount of US$2,000, is given up to 12 times per year. Jubilee -- This Award is intended for IFS grantees from northern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The Award, in the amount of US$2,000, is given up to 8 times per year. Sven Brohult -- The Sven Brohult Award, in the amount of US$10,000 is the most prestigious of the IFS Awards. It is given to an IFS grantee once every three years. Danida and Jubilee -- $2,000; Sven Brohult -- $10,000.
Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award
$1000 to recognize and honor outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies.
The Larson Aquatic Research Support scholarship provides support for doctoral and Masters students interested in careers in the fields of corrosion control, treatment and distribution of domestic and industrial water supplies, aquatic chemistry, and/or environmental chemistry.
Support - Masters - $5,000 one-time grant
Support - Doctoral - $7,000 one-time grant
Long Island Sound Study Fellowship
As part of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS), the Environmental Protection Agency-Long Island Sound Office (EPA-LISO), Connecticut Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant are cooperating to award partial fellowships to two graduate students to participate in and support the work of the LISS Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The purpose of the fellowships is to provide experience on Long Island Sound issues and programs to students interested in careers in environmental management. One applicant will be selected from a Connecticut institution and one from a New York institution. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral or masters program, and applications must be received by May 13, 2005. Details are provided in the attached announcement. Further information, if needed, may be obtained by contacting Mr. Mark Tedesco, director of the EPA-LISO by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (203) 977-1541(203) 977-1541.
Richard A. Herbert Memorial Educational Fund
The American Water Resources Association administers the fund, which offers one $2,000 scholarship annually to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled in a program related to water resources; and one $2,000 scholarship annually to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources. Each applicant must be a national AWRA member.
Sectac/Proctor & Gamble Fellowship for Doctoral Research in Environmental Science
Find additional information for this fellowship in the website.
The Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research program awards grants of $1,000 or less to undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of the sciences and engineering. Designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $2,500 for astronomy or vision related research. Students use the funding to pay for travel expenses to and from a research site, or for purchase of non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. Students from any country are eligible to receive funding. Refer to the website for application procedures.
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Foundation for Environmental Education
SETAC offers Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Awards and Travel Grants. Pre-Doctoral awards are available to full-time graduate students doing research in the areas of environmental toxicology, environmental chemistry, hazard assessment or risk analysis. Applications must be submitted by the dissertation director, who must be a member of SETAC. Stipend is $15,000 for one year. Travel Grants of up to $500 are available to students in any field related to environmental issues. Applicants should be full-time graduate students who wish to attend the SETAC conference, and must be SETAC student members. Open to US and non-US citizens.
Society of Exploration Geophysicist Scholarships
Awards for undergrad & grad students pursuing career in applied geophysics or related field (geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences).
Spill Control Association of America Undergraduate Scholarship in Environmental Sciences in Memory of Dr. Thomas F. Dalton
The SCAA endowed scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in university level courses in environmental sciences. In addition to receiving the scholarship, award recipients will also receive an honorary membership to SCAA and be given the opportunity to interact with organization members. Selections of the scholarship recipients are made primarily based upon academic merit. The number and amount of the scholarship award(s) is made at the discretion of the SCAA.
Thomas R. Camp Scholarship
Sponsored by Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc., the Thomas R. Camp Scholarship provides support to outstanding students doing applied research in the drinking water field. It is awarded to doctoral students in even years and Masters students in odd years.
Support - $5,000 one-time grant
Atmospheric and Geo-space Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (AGS-PRF)
The Division of Atmospheric and Geo-space Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geo-space Sciences community. Because the Fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)
The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community. Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
US Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Education Student Fellowship
EPA established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The NNEMS program is sponsored by the EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE). Students who are awarded NNEMS fellowships are offered a unique opportunity to gain research and training experience directly linked to their undergraduate or graduate studies. NNEMS fellows conduct research projects to augment their academic studies, which EPA supports with financial assistance.
EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program (NNEMS)
Numerous opportunities in Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Environmental Management and Administration; Environmental Science; Public Relations and Communications
Each year, the NNEMS program offers fellowships developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in EPA's 10 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States. The projects are specifically narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year. The purpose of the NNEMS program is to: provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory; increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues; encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.
American Meteorological Society
AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships
The AMS/Industry Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students. Funding for the scholarships is provided by industry and through donations made by members to the AMS 21st Century Campaign.
AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
The American Meteorological Society is pleased to announce the AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship program, open to all high school students and designed to encourage study in the atmospheric and related sciences. Serving as a unique example of various sectors of our field joining together to support young, talented minds, the scholarships are being sponsored by partners in industry and the government, as well as through named scholarships either established by an AMS member or in memory of someone. The sponsors of these scholarships have all recognized the importance in encouraging young people to enter into the atmospheric and related sciences and thus have made generous contributions in support of the 2010 AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
AMS Industry/Government Graduate Fellowships
AMS/INDUSTRY/GOVERNMENT GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS are sponsored by industry leaders and government agencies and are designed to attract promising young scientists to prepare for careers in the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic fields.
AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to invite applications for a 2011 AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science, to be awarded to a student in the process of completing a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The Fellowship carries a $15,000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research. Fellowships cannot be deferred and must be used for the year awarded, but can be used to support research at a location away from the student's institution, provided the plan is approved by the student's thesis advisor. The goal of the graduate fellowship is to support dissertation topics in the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, and to foster close working relations between historians and scientists. An effort will be made to place the student into a mentoring relationship with an AMS member at an appropriate institution.
NOAA Office of Education Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Graduate Sciences Program
The Graduate Sciences Program (GSP) is aimed primarily at increasing opportunities for students in NOAA-related fields to pursue research and educational training in atmospheric, environmental, remote sensing and oceanic sciences at minority serving institutions (MSI) when possible. The GSP offers between two years (master's candidates) to four years (doctoral students) of NOAA-related research and training opportunities.
NOAA Office of Education Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program
The Undergraduate Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for rising junior students to study disciplines relating to the NOAA's mission. Students attending Minority Serving Institutions (Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaskan-Native Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions) receive appointments to approved NOAA offices and sites upon acceptance to the program.
US Geological Survey
NAGT-USGS Cooperative Summer Field Training Program
The USGS partners with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) to provide summer internship opportunities for college students who have completed a field-based course. Established in 1965, this program is one of the longest, continuously running science internships in the country. Field camp directors nominate their top students. This nominated group is then invited to apply for summer positions with the USGS doing field, laboratory, or scientific office work. Over 2,000 students have participated in this program, with many participants proceeding on to have distinguished careers with the USGS, with academia, or with industry.
USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
This prestigious and competitive program provides an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to conduct concentrated research with members of the USGS professional staff, linking current science expertise to the science strategy of the USGS and its programs. Often, the research is a culminating element to the fellow's formal career preparation. Each year, dozens of research opportunities spanning the wide range of USGS science are advertised during July and August. The application closing date is November to January. Positions are filled depending on the availability of funds. Candidates must have successfully completed a Ph.D. in an area described in the research opportunity by the time employment starts. Mendenhall Fellows are appointed to the USGS for 2 years. Appointments typically begin between October and March.
Sloan Research Fellowships
The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.
Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnerships Graduate Fellowships
Funding for expenditures related to field research. Attendance at an annual workshop with other fellows, community members, academic advisors, CFERP program staff, and others to share research, keep abreast of theoretical and substantive issues in sustainable natural resource management in the United States, and deepen understanding of participatory research methods. Participation in a network of former CFERP fellows, community partners and resource people. Opportunities for contributing to program publications.
AMS Minority Scholarships
Award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, especially Hispanic, Native American, and Black/African American students.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc
CBCF will award 2 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students who are rising juniors or seniors enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university. The CBCF Environmental Studies Scholarship seeks to provide financial awards to college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields, particularly minorities and women.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Minority students interested in studying computer science, engineering, mathematics, science, and several other non-STEM majors earn good-through-graduation full-ride scholarships.
Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
Awarded biennially to students who are recommended by an active member of National Association of Colored Women's Clubs.
Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship
This scholarship is for the support of female graduate students in the United States studying the geosciences.
Huburtus W. V. Willems Scholarship
Awarded annually to a male, US citizen who attends an accredited institution in the United States and is majoring in one of the following fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematical Sciences NAACP membership and participation is highly desirable.
The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship for Graduate Students
Graduate student applicants meeting certain criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $5,000.
National SMART Grant
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Supports up to two years of graduate study – in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program – in the United States.
Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship Program
The SDE/GWIS National Fellowships Program is proud to offer fellowships to help increase knowledge in the fundamental sciences and to encourage research careers in the sciences by women.
Women’s Wildlife Management/ Conservation Scholarship
$1,000 for female college juniors and seniors in a field of wildlife management or conservation.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
Provides up to $10,000 in funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines.
American Association of University Women American Fellowship and Grant
American Fellowships support women scholars completing doctoral dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or finishing research for publication. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
American Association of University Women Career Development Grants
Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
American Association of University Women International Fellowship Recipients
International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellowships support graduate or postgraduate studies at accredited institutions. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. The overwhelming majority return to their home countries to become leaders in government, academia, community activism, the arts, and science.
American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellowship
Selected Professions Fellowships provide opportunities for women to pursue graduate and first-professional degrees in designated fields where women traditionally have been underrepresented and where the employment outlook and earnings potential are strong. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Earth Island Institute's New Leaders Initiative: Brower Youth Awards
$3,000 to a youth, ages 13-22, who has shown outstanding leadership on a project with positive environmental and social impact.
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships
Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowships
Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program
The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work. The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations. In keeping with this purpose, the Foundation awards fellowships directly to individuals rather than through institutions. Recipients may be writers, scientists, artists, social scientists, humanists, teachers, entrepreneurs, or those in other fields, with or without institutional affiliations. They may use their fellowship to advance their expertise, engage in bold new work, or, if they wish, to change fields or alter the direction of their careers.
The Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) provides three-years of support for outstanding students pursing advanced degrees in fundamental research in scientific and engineering fields supported by the Office of Science. This includes physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and areas of environmental sciences.