American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS offers yearlong fellowships with Congress or a federal agency in one of six thematic areas: Congressional; Diplomacy; National & Global Security; Health, Education & Human Services; Energy, Environment & Natural Resources or Revelle Global Stewardship. Stipends being at $64,000. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree from any physical, biological, medical or social science, or any engineering discipline. For more information visit their web site.

American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association offers a wide variety of grants and fellowships for doctoral students, minority doctoral students and post-doctorate candidates in the field of education. For more information visit their website

Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellow

The Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship at American Rivers (AR) provides an excellent professional development opportunity for talented post-graduates pursuing careers as leaders in the field of conservation advocacy.  The program will develop the next generation of skilled conservation leaders who can promote practical solutions that benefit natural and human communities. Recent master's degree graduates will focus on an applied research project that will make a tangible contribution to AR's mission. For more information visit their website

Center for International Development, Harvard University  

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University's academic year beginning in September 2008. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to professionals engaged in the practice of harnessing science and technology to promote sustainable development. Applicants should describe how their work would contribute to "sustainability science," the emerging field of use-inspired research seeking understanding of the interactions between human and environmental systems as well as the application of such knowledge to sustainability challenges relating to advancing development of agriculture, habitation, energy and materials, health and water while conserving the earth's life support systems. This year we will give some preference to applicants who address the challenges related to meeting human needs for water in the context of sustainable development. In addition to general funds available to support this fellowship offering, special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in Sustainability Science is available to support citizens of Italy or developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to apply. For more information on the fellowships application process, see

Nancy Dickson
Co-Director, Sustainability Science Program
Center for International Development, Harvard University
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

 Clean Air - Cool Planet

CA-CP has created its Climate Fellowship, a competitive, prestigious program designed to pair outstanding students with challenging real-world opportunities to propel society toward a low-carbon future.

This program seeks highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students in fields such as environmental policy, economics, statistics, engineering, physical and biological sciences. Projects are challenging and in-depth, and may include creating or updating greenhouse gas inventories; conducting feasibility studies or implementing operational and process changes to reduce GHG emissions; creating and updating web-based tools and resources, or others identified by partner organizations. For more information visit their website.

Conservation Leadership Program to Support Projects of Future Conservationists

The Conservation Leadership Programme offers Future Conservationist Awards of up to $12,500 to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. visit their website.

Delta Science Fellows Program

The Delta Stewardship Program in cooperation with California Sea Grant, is seeking applications from highly qualified predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are interested in a career in multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, field based research in riverine and estuarine systems. For more information, visit their website.

Echoing Green

Each year, Echoing Green awards 20 two-year fellowships to social entrepreneurs. Fellows receive up to $90,000 in seed funding and technical support to turn their innovative ideas into sustainable social change organizations.  For more information visit their website

 Environmental Grantmakers Association

Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) is a non profit membership organization comprised of over 240 foundations across North America and overseas. EGA helps its members become more effective grantmakers through information sharing, networking, and collaboration building. Visit for more information.

Environmental History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation 

The Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia seeks proposals for summer fellowships in the Environmental History and Policy Program. While in residence, fellows will conduct research projects contributing to the program's project, "Controlling Chemicals." Outcomes will include the completion of a white paper to be published in the program's series, Studies in Sustainability, as well as the identification and compilation materials to be included in the web-based home for the project.  For more information visit their website

EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships

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. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, with funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support. For more information visit their web site.

Garden Club of America Fellowship

This fellowship in Urban Forestry is available to one graduate or advanced undergraduate student studying urban forestry, environmental studies, horticulture, forestry, and related courses of study with a special interest in the urban forest. An award of $4,000 is provided and a recipient may reapply for an additional year. For more information visit their website.

Great Lakes Commission ~ Sea Grant Fellowship

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will 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. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information visit their website.

Hudson River Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Hudson River Foundation Graduate Fellowship is available to all doctoral and master's level students conducting research on the Hudson River system. Participants are awarded a stipend of up to $15,000 for one year of doctoral research or $11,000 for master's level research and an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000. For more information visit their website

IIASA Young Scientists  

Each summer, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), located in Schloss Laxenburg near Vienna, Austria, hosts a selected group of graduate students, primarily doctoral, from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP). These students work closely with IIASA's senior scientists on projects within the Institute's 3 theme areas.  Funding is available to cover travel to IIASA and a modest living allowance.   For more information visit their website.

Kathryn Fuller Fellowships to Support Biodiversity Conservation Projects

A program of the World Wildlife Fund's ( Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund, Kathryn Fuller Fellowships will support early career scientists addressing research questions that will inform and improve the practice of biodiversity conservation.

All fields of natural and social science will be considered. Applicants may propose, for example, to investigate a general question in ecology, economics, hydrology, or other discipline that strongly affects conservation; or to develop a novel analytical tool that supports improved conservation decisions; or to test specific hypotheses in a particular field location. Research approaches may include comparative studies, synthetic analyses across sites, experimental or observational studies, applied modeling, or any combination.

Research supported by the Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund may be conducted at any U.S. or foreign host institution, including any WWF office, that is willing to provide adequate space, basic services, and supplies for the individual and is amenable to the terms and overhead rates of the fellowship.

The fellowship tenure will generally be two years. Fellows will receive an annual stipend commensurate with their experience and costs. In addition, fellows may receive up to $15,000 per year for expenses directly related to the conduct of the research. The host institution may receive an allowance of up to $2,500 per year to assist with indirect costs incurred in support of the fellow.

Application materials are available at the WWF Web site.
RFP Link: 

For additional RFPs in Environment, visit:

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

For graduate students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting those resources, they should apply to the Knass yearly fellowships. This program is sponsored by NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program which matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative, executive or associations located in the DC area for one year. This paid fellowship is divided by state, so that New York state college students should contact the New York Sea Grant. For more information visit their website

James Smithson Fellowship Program

The James Smithson Fellowship Program is the Smithsonian’s first to combine the best of the Institution’s vast scholarship and collections and its unparalleled access to the nation’s capital in one yearlong learning experience. The program has been started with an initial endowment by Paul Neely, immediate past chair of the Smithsonian National Board, and will start with two fellows per year with plans to increase that number in subsequent years. This fellowship opportunity combines scholarship with policy applications. It is a program that will draw upon the Smithsonian’s vast resources as well as its organized networks in Washington and beyond. The James Smithson Fellowship Program is open to post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts. Fellows will work in one of the subject areas defined by the Smithsonian strategic plan’s four grand challenges: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, and Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe. Specific fellowships will be tailored to each individual’s interests, field and talents. Policy-focused activities will take them beyond their scholarly research to work with other federal, national and international agencies and organizations. Information is available online at:

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)

Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellowships. The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is explicitly designed to meet the needs of beginning high school science and mathematics teachers as they earn a teaching credential and through the early years of their career.

- Degree in a physical science, engineering, systems-based biology or mathematics
- Planning to teach science or mathematics in a U.S. high school
- Enrolled in, or planning ot enroll in, an approved teaching credential program

- Tuition assistance for teaching credential
- Monthly stipend
- School-site mentor support
- Instructional materials support
- Room, board and travel expenses for summer professional development and fellows' meetings
- Membership in a professional organization

Fellowships are renewable for up to five years

Apply online at


Mohonk Preserve Fellowship

Mohonk Preserve is once again pleased to announce our 2013 fellowship
opportunities under the Loewy-Mohonk Preserve Liaison Fellowship

Located in the northern Shawangunk Mountains of eastern New York
State, the Mohonk Preserve manages over 7,000 acres of land including
ridgetop forests and pine barrens to wetlands and grasslands. The
Mohonk Preserve is seeking to sustain the viability of natural
communities and maintain biodiversity. Through the 2013 Loewy-Mohonk
Preserve Liaison Fellowship, up to $10,000 will be awarded to a
project (or projects) that will contribute to the understanding and
conservation of this ecologically significant landscape.

The program guidelines and announcement flyer listing some of our
highest priority subjects and information about the Daniel Smiley
Research Center can be found on our website at

Should you be interested in applying for a fellowship, please take a
look at the guidelines at the link above or feel free to forward this
information to others who may be interested.

Deadline for applications is December 31st, 2012.

Our fellowship opportunities are made possible through funding from
The Loewy Family Foundation, Inc.

National Estuarine Reserve System Graduate Research Fellowship

Fellowship provides master's degree students and Ph.D. candidates with an opportunity to conduct research of local and national significance that focuses on enhancing coastal zone management. Fellows conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by participating in their host reserve's research and monitoring programs.

Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000 per year. Funds are available on a competitive basis. Fellowships may be funded for up to three years.

For more information visit their website. 

National Humanities Center Fellowships

The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities during the academic year. Applicants must hold doctorate or have equivalent scholarly credentials, and a record of publication is expected. Senior and younger scholars are eligible, though the latter should be engaged in research beyond the revision of a doctoral dissertation. Scholars from any nation may apply. In addition to scholars from all fields of humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. For more information, visit their website.

National Parks Ecological Research Fellowship

The National Parks Ecological Research Fellowship encourages and supports outstanding post-doctoral research in basic ecological sciences related to the flora of the National Parks. The program is a partnership among the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service and the Ecological Society of America. visit their web site

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursueing research-based master's and doctoral degrees. NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals will be crucial to maintaining and advancing the nations's technological workforce in the US and reinforce its diversity, The Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced education that prepares students for a broad range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary careers through its strategic investments in intellectual capital. For more information, visit their website.

National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Fellowship Program

The National Wildlife Federation 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 campus 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. For more information, visit their website.

Pace Law School Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is for entering students to Pace University Law School each fall who have previously earned their bachelor's or master's degree at a school in the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities and has demonstrated an interest in environmental issues affecting the Hudson Valley. The scholarship is merit based and can range from $3,000 to $24,000 towards Pace Law school renewable each year based on continued academic excellence. The scholarship recipient will be expected to complete at least one research project related to environmental issues involving the Hudson Valley while at Pace Law School. For more information, visit their website.

Resources for the Future: Joseph L. Fisher Dissertation Fellowships

In honor of the late Joseph L. Fisher, president of Resources for the Future (RFF) from 1959-1974, RFF will award fellowships for the coming academic year in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. RFF's primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences. Proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters.  For more information visit their website. 

Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master's Student Research/Creative Project Award

Outstanding undergraduate or master's students in NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for this award. Students may be awarded up to $500 to conduct a research study or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. The proposed research or project must be conducted within a designated time period in a particular semester of application. It must also adhere to university guidelines. Award recipients are expected to submit and written report no more than 5 pages by July 1st of the year following the reward. The report should include a summary of the work undertaken, products created, and how the funds were used.

Requirements: The grant proposal must contain 1) complete application cover page; 2) an abstract, i.e. one-paragraph summary of your proposal, separate from the body of the proposal, including a title and bibliography; 3) time line for completing your project, including start and end dates, and estimated number of hours per week you plan to dedicate to this work; 4) itemized budget and budget narratrive for how you'll use the grant, costs may include: tracel, supplies, participant payments, computer time, and/or other justifiable expenses; 5)a research plan or decription of the creative project (5 double-spaced pages maximum) that includes the following:

·         Specific Aims, clearly stated;

·         Background and Significance: Why is it important? What will it contribute to your field of study?

·         How will this opportunity contribute to your career and professional development?;

·         Methodology/procedures;

·         Describe the role of your sponsor/mentor in the proposed and how you will work together over the course of your project;

·         If your project is part of a larger faculty project, explain how your proposal is independent and distinct from this larger project, including funding

Sumission: One copy of the materials should be emailed as a single PDF to John Johnson ( in the Steinhardt School's Office of Research. Applications are typically due March 1st at 5:00PM (check each semester/year). Late applications will not be accepted.

The Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows Program

The Earth Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows Program seeks outstanding scholars with recent doctorates in the natural, social, engineering and health sciences who possess a strong interest in sustainable development. The Program provides innovative scholars with the opportunity to build a deeper foundation in one of these core disciplines while at the same time acquiring the cross-disciplinary expertise and breadth needed to addresses critical issues related to sustainable development, including reducing poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental degradation. Fellows are appointed for two years. For more information call: 212-854-3893 or visit their web site

The Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program is for faculty and professionals and offers more than 61 awards in Environmental Science for lecturing and/or doing research abroad during the academic year. US citizenship is required. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the Fulbright agency or US embassy in their home countries. The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars For more information call: (202) 686-7877 or visit their website

The N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund

The NG Kaul Scholarship Committee would like to announce that The N. G. Kaul Memorial Scholarship Fund will be offering a total of $2500 in scholarships to students pursuing graduate or doctoral degrees in environmental/civil engineering or environmental science concentrating on water quality and who show a commitment to government service.
A copy of the application can be obtained from the New York Water Environment Association website.

N.G. Kaul was a highly respected engineer, an emigrant from India who fulfilled the American dream of opportunity realized. He had a distinguished career in public service, first with New York City and then with the New York State DEC, rising to the position of director of the Division of Water in 1992. That service was capped, upon his retirement in 2002, by his appointment as director of the USEPA effort to implement the dredging of PCB-polluted sediments in the Hudson River. He died in February, 2003.

The U.S Community Forestry Research Fellowship

The U.S. Community Forestry Research Fellowship (CFRF) Program provides fellowships to graduate students to support their field work in communities in the United States, and also funds undergraduate internships and assistantships. Students at any institution of higher learning may apply to either the graduate or undergraduate program. While the graduate program is open to all students enrolled in degree-granting programs in the social sciences or related natural resource sciences, the undergraduate program is specifically for minority students. For more information, visit their website.

Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship

This scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is offered annually to a single recipient who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that fall within an environmental degree program. This scholarship is available to students enrolled in a full-time, four year undergraduate degree or graduate degree program at a Consortium member institution. The applicant must major in an area of environmental studies such as, but not limited to ecology, hydrology, conservation biology, natural resource management, zoology or environmental law and policy. For more information, visit their website.

Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a research program conducted jointly by the
Hudson River Foundation and the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation, Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

It provides $3,800 for summer research on the Hudson River for undergraduate or graduate students. Advisers receive $500.

Application information is available at:

Torrey Botanical Society

Torrey Botanical Society offers two annual student awards. The first is for $2,500.00 to support student research. This award is limited to graduate students in botany who are members of the Society and must be used to help pay the costs of field work. The second is for $1,000.00 to support student training. The award, limited to undergraduate and graduate students in botany who are members of the Society, must be used to help pay the cost of taking courses at a biological field station.

For more details please visit their website

Tylenol Scholarship Fund

The Tylenol Scholarship Fund provides cash awards from $1,000-10,000 for high school students, undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate leadership in community activities and school activities and who intend to major in areas that will lead to careers in health-related fields. For more information, visit their web site.

U.S. Geological Survey, Under Water Resources Research Grant

Administered by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Hudson River Estuary Program

See document for all USGS grant opportunities

Scope and Program Priorities: The New York State Water Resources Institute and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Hudson River Estuary Program, invite New York's higher education faculty to submit research or outreach proposals that will contribute to better watershed management in New York State.

The primary objective of this program is to bring innovative science to watershed planning and management. Proposals that support the strategic goals of the DEC Hudson River Estuary Program are encouraged. Many of these goals are also relevant to other regions of New York State and there is no geographic requirement that the proposed work be within the Hudson River Estuary or its watershed.

Total available funding is about $90,000. Projects may request up to $20,000 About half of the funds are from the Federal Water Resources Research Act administered by the US Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, and the remainder are from the Hudson River Estuary Program.

 United Nations University - NY Fellowship

The United Nations University Office at the United Nations, New York (UNU-ONY) recruits Junior Professional Fellows (JPFs) for two sessions each year running from August to January, and February to July.

The internship title, "Junior Professional Fellows" reflects the high level of responsibility and opportunity given to those accepted into this program.

For more information, please visit 

Wasserman Funded Internship Award

The Wasserman Center for Career Development has established a Funded Internship Award to support students pursuing unpaid internships at non-profits, international organizations, arts institutions, and other industries that traditionally do not pay their interns. This $1,000 scholarship affords students the opportunity to participate in career exploration and experiential learning through unpaid career-related internships, gives students access to professional networks in the US and abroad, and facilitates the lifelong learning skills associated with solid career development. For more information and how to apply, visit: