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- Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Fellows Program
To enhance the training of highly qualified and motivated public health professionals, EPA has partnered with the ASPH to offer a professional development program for graduates of accredited US Schools of Public Health. Graduates apply to ASPH in December or January for one-year placements in EPA laboratories or offices to work on high-priority, environmental, public health issues. Fellows work with technical mentors to design projects that capitalize on their individual skills and interests while addressing important environmental public health goals. Applicants must be US citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to increase
the number of minorities and women in the fields of science, math,
engineering and technology. A Bell Labs Graduate Research Fellowship is a
wonderful opportunity to help outstanding minorities and women enhance their
knowledge and to pursue a PH.D. degree in science and engineering.
Fellowships are awarded to women and members of a minority group currently
underrepresented in the sciences who are U.S. citizens or permanent
residents. The program is primarily directed to graduating college seniors,
but applications from first-year graduate students will be considered.
Blinks Fellows in Marine Research
The Blinks Fellowship Program brings together enthusiastic fellows with the
remarkable biological resources and scientific minds at the University of
Washington's marine science research facility. The research facility offers
a full immersion research experience for motivated undergraduates,
post-baccalaureates and graduate students. In keeping with the University of
Washington's policy of encouraging cultural diversity in its student body,
the program seeks 4-8 students of diverse backgrounds and interests to
participate in a six to ten week summer research project in the marine
sciences. By linking fellows with marine scientists, fellows learn both the
process and the substance of scientific research. The experience will expose
fellows to the life and work of a marine science research laboratory.
Participants will be provided with financial support to meet costs of room,
board, round trip travel and a $750/month stipend. Application Deadline:
- Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program for the Americas
The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program is pleased to announce its 2005 competitions. The program is a collaboration among Canon U.S.A., Inc., the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the US National Park Service. Thanks to a generous commitment by Canon U.S.A., Inc., the program will be awarding eight $78,000 scholarships to Ph.D. students throughout the Americas to conduct research critical to conserving the national parks of the region. Research projects in the biological, physical, social and cultural sciences are eligible, as well as projects in a new category — technology innovation in support of conservation science.
May 2 deadline.
Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship
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
- Center for
Environmental Analysis Environmental Science Fellowships
CEA-CREST (pronounced "sea crest") offers students exciting opportunities
for focused and interdisciplinary research in the environmental sciences.
Student Fellows participate in the center research teams, the
interdisciplinary curriculum, and the university accredited internships with
off-campus agencies. The major goal of CREST is to develop outstanding
research centers that will produce new knowledge and increase the number of
underrepresented minorities with Ph.D.s in science, mathematics,
engineering, and technology. CEA-CREST provides generous financial support
for Cal State, L.A. students: $9,725/ year undergraduate research
assistantships and $17,200 - 20,600 / year fellowships for master's degree
students, plus funds for research and travel to national scientific
meetings. Additional support for graduate students is available through
teaching assistantships and numerous financial aid options. Application
deadline: Spring semester March 28; Fall semester June 20.
- Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies is designed to engage graduate science, engineering, medical, veterinary, business, and law students in the analysis that informs the creation of science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions of science, technology, and government. As a result, students develop essential skills different from those attained in academia and make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional. The stipend for a 12-week program is $5,700. The stipend for a 10-week program is $4,800.
November 1, March 1, and June 1 deadlines.
- David & Lucile Packard Foundation Graduate Scholars
Five year scholarship for students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) admitted to science or engineering doctoral programs.
- Environmental Leadership
Program (ELP) Fellowship
The ELP Fellowship is an innovative national program designed to build the
leadership capacity of the environment field’s most promising and emerging
practitioners. The three year fellowship offers unique networking
opportunities. Fellows receive a $2,000 participation stipend. The ELP
Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented individuals to have a unique
and substantial impact on the environmental movement through collaboration
with other emerging leaders. Applicants should be relatively new to the
environmental field with approximately three to ten years of professional or
post-undergraduate experience. Application deadline is October 1.
Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowships
Each year the foundation awards two Ph.D. dissertation fellowships of
$24,000 to students whose work is in the areas of environmental public
policy or environmental conflict resolution. Recipients must be in the
final, writing year of their Ph.D. work and must submit a copy of their
dissertation to the Udall Foundation at the end of the award year.
Receipt deadline for complete application packet is February 3.
- ESA Physiological Section List
This site, maintained by the Ecological Society of America Physiological Ecology Section, lists graduate assistantships and fellowships. Review or close dates through February 1, 2005.
Foundation Fellowships for Minorities
The Fellowship Office of PGA administers predoctoral, dissertation, and
postdoctoral fellowship programs in research-based fields of study. The
office currently administers the following programs: Ford Foundation
Diversity Fellowships for Achieving Excellence in College and University
Teaching, the Resident Research Associateship Programs, the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Urban Scholars Postdoctoral
Fellowships, the U.S. Department of State Jefferson Science Fellows Program,
and the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowships. Stipends and allowances:
Predoctoral-$17,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $6,000 for
three years (application deadline November 19), Dissertation-$21,000
for one year (application deadline December 3), Postdoctoral-$40,000
for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance (application
deadline December 17).
Hall-Bonner Program for Minority Doctoral Scholars in Ocean Sciences
Hampton University, Old Dominion University, and The College of William and
Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science invite applications for the
minority doctoral scholars program in ocean sciences. We seek motivated,
talented minority students who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. level
career in the ocean science community. Hall-Bonner Scholars will receive
fully funded fellowships, including funding for tuition, research and travel
to scientific meetings. Within the ocean sciences, fields of specialization
may include biological, chemical, physical or geological oceanography,
biogeochemistry, ecology, immunology and disease processes of marine
organisms, fisheries, or marine policy-related studies. Application
Deadline: Completed applications must be received by January 15. Completed
applications received by November 1 will be reviewed for early admission
status, with the applicants being notified of the decision by Dec. 15.
Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program
IGERT fellows enter at, or near, the start of doctoral study and receive two
years funding (currently $30,000 per year), plus a fee waiver for the
duration of their fellowship. The Biological Invasions IGERT also supports
postdoctoral and undergraduate fellows, internships, and collaborative
projects. Students in Biological Invasions IGERT program complete and
interdisciplinary program that draws on research in ecology, evolution,
economics, law, and social sciences, and that enables students to comprehend
the multifaceted problem of biological invasions in a broad and deep way.
Interested students should apply to both the IGERT and to an appropriate
program at UC Davis. Note: most graduate deadlines are early December.
- Kleinhans Fellowship for Research in Tropical Non-Timber Forest Products
The Rainforest Alliance seeks alternatives to deforestation that provide economic support for rainforest communities. In 1989, with support from Elysabeth Kleinhans, the Rainforest Alliance began to study the management and use of tropical forest resources that preserve the integrity of the forest ecosystem. One way to do this is to support the limited extraction of forest resources (brazil nuts, fruits, medicinal plants) for sale to local, national and international markets. As a way of supporting the Alliance's work to transform business practices and educate consumers, the Kleinhans Fellows research the ecological, social and business challenges for successful non-timber forest product enterprises. The fellowship provides a grant of $15,000 per year, for two years.
December 31 deadline.
- Mellon Minority
Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program
The fundamental objective of MMUF is to increase the number of minority
students, and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial
disparities, who will pursue PhDs in core fields in the arts and sciences.
The program aims to reduce over time the serious under representation on the
faculties of individuals from certain minority groups, as well as to address
the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. The program
serves the related goals of structuring campus environments so that they
will be more conducive to improved racial and ethnic relations, and of
providing role models for all youth. MMUF aims to achieve its mission by
identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to
become scholars of the highest distinction.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and
Science Inc. (GEM)
The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for
underrepresented minority students to obtain MS degrees in engineering and
Ph.D. engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of
paid summer internships and graduate financial assistance. Participants for
the GEM M.S. engineering, Ph.D. science fellowship programs are selected by
the employer members. Lucent Technologies has a ongoing commitment to GEM
and has been an outstanding employer member since 1997.
Consortium for Graduate Degrees for in Engineering and Science Fellowship
The GEM Fellowship programs are designed to offer opportunities for
underrepresented minority students to obtain MS and Ph.D. degrees in
engineering and the natural and physical sciences through a program of paid
summer internships and graduate financial assistance. Application
deadline: November 1.
- NASA Graduate Student Fellowships in Earth System Science
NASA announces graduate student fellowships for persons pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth System Science. 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; particular emphasis is placed on the applicant's ability and interest in pursuing academic training and research using Earth remote sensing. Over 500 Ph.D. and M.Sc. fellowships have been awarded since the inception of the program in 1990.
- NASA Graduate Student Research Program
The NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development. The NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) awards fellowships for graduate study leading to masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering related to NASA research and development.
February 1 deadline.
- NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship
The Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship provides full-time graduate students (master's and doctoral level) who are underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines up to 3 years of funding and support. Fellowship awards have a 3 year maximum tenure, and recipients study the following disciplines, amongst others:
environmental sciences, life sciences, and science education. February 1 deadline.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)
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 180 new three-year graduate
fellowships in April, subject to the availability of funds. The DoD will
offer these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and
special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. NDSEG
Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree.
All materials must be submitted electronically or postmarked by January 7,
and received by ASEE within a week of the postmark deadline.
- National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships in the Physical Sciences
NPSC offers a unique Ph.D.-track graduate fellowship in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. It is open to all U. S. Citizens, but with emphasis on recruitment of applications from historically underrepresented minorities and women. An NPSC Fellowship covers the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met. The maximum duration is six years, in which case the overall value (stipend, tuition, fees, summer salary for two summers) of an NPSC fellowship typically well exceeds $200,000. Disciplines include environmental and life sciences.
Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The purpose of the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program is to ensure
the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the
United States and to reinforce its diversity. The program recognizes and
supports outstanding graduate students in the relevant science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based
master's and doctoral degrees.
National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Fellowship Program
NWF’s Campus Ecology Fellowship 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. In addition to joining the national
network of current and alumni NWF Fellows, students also receive a modest
grant, project support, and recognition of their accomplishments.
Deadline for Applications: December 15.
Organization for Tropical Studes (OTS) Research Fellowships Program
OTS fellowships are open to graduate students enrolled in degree programs at OTS member institutions
and to OTS course alumni. Awards up to $3,000 are intended to assist thesis-related field research in tropical biology and similar fields.
March 1 deadline.
- Smithsonian Fellowships
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Fellowship The Smithsonian Institution offers fellowships for advanced study at SERC at the senior postdoctoral, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and graduate student levels. Fields of research and study include evolutionary, systematic, behavioral, environmental biology, and conservation.
January 15 deadline.
- Smithsonian Molecular Evolution Fellowship Program The Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Evolution is offered to support research at the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian's molecular research facilities are located at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Zoological Park (NZP) in the Washington, D.C. area, and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama. Applicants must propose to conduct research in-residence for a period of 12 to 24 months. Applicants must have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. Recipients who have not completed the Ph.D. at the time of application must provide proof of completion of the degree before the fellowship begins. January 15 deadline.
- Smithsonian Native American Awards Program (1) Native American Community Scholar Awards -
Appointments in residence at the Smithsonian are awarded to Native Americans who are formally or informally related to a Native American community, to undertake projects on a Native American subject and utilize the Native American resources of the Institution. (2) Native American Visiting Student Awards -
Appointments are available for currently enrolled advanced Native American graduate students who are formally or informally related to a Native American community. Visiting Students pursue independent research in association with Smithsonian staff. Stipends are $100 per day for up to 21 days and $400 per week for 3 to 10 weeks, a travel allowance and a small research allowance.
October 1 and February 1 deadlines.
- Other Fellowships Other fellowships include conservation science, tropical research, and the marine station at Fort Pierce, Florida,
- Sloan Foundation Program: Increasing PhDs for Underrepresented Minorities
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. Program - managed by NACME - offers substantial scholarship support to underrepresented minority students who are beginning their doctoral work in engineering, natural science and mathematics. Since its establishment in 1995, the program has supported more than 200 students.
- Tulane University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Teaching Assistantship
Teaching Assistantships require teaching service each semester. Applicants may be eligible for Teaching Assistantships which carry full tuition waivers. Those persons admitted to the graduate program will also be considered for a Teaching Assistantship if they have not received another form of support. Annual support is currently $17,760 including a $13,662 teaching assistantship that requires teaching service during the academic year and a $4,098 summer fellowship that does not require any service. The summer fellowship is awarded with the expectation that the student will use the summer vigorously to pursue her or his doctoral research.
- Tulane University Doctoral Research Fellowships
In addition to teaching assistantships, Doctoral Research Fellowships are available through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. New awards include a twelve-month stipend of approximately $22,000 per year for four years, tuition waiver, and travel funds of up to $500 per year. The travel funds are to be used to attend and present papers at scientific meetings. The fellowships are awarded competitively on the basis of merit to incoming graduate students for work with any of the faculty in the Department. We strongly desire to have minority participation in this program, so we very much encourage minority applications for the Doctoral Research Fellowships.
- University of Michigan Biological Station Biosphere-Atmosphere Research & Training (BART)
This program is funded by NSF (as an IGERT, or Integrated Graduate Education & Research Training program). It provides graduate fellowships for research interdisciplinary biosphere-atmosphere research for students admitted to PhD programs. Students (citizens and US residents) from any PhD-granting university in the US may apply.
- US Department of Energy Global Change Education Program Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships (GREF)
The GREF program began in June 1999 to support graduate students in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research-funded collaborative global change research at universities and national laboratories. All qualified students are encouraged to apply, but minority and female students are particularly encouraged. The fellowship program makes three-year appointments, renewable annually, and pays an annual stipend of $19,200 ($1,500 monthly plus a $600 Research Education Supplement in March and October), and tuition and fees. Graduate students selected for GREF are encouraged to participate in the SURE 2005 orientation and research focus sessions. If you decide to participate, GREF will pay transportation, per diem and lodging.
February 7 deadline.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) for Graduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) 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.
November 23 deadline.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
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.
November 23 deadline.
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