Non-ESF Sources of Funding
Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students
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American Wildlife Conservation Foundation Inc.
The American Wildlife Conservation Foundation’s mission is to enhance fish and wildlife resources, with an emphasis on North America, through funding research, education and conservation initiatives with the goal of ensuring that the present and future generations can continue to enjoy these resources. Small awards up to $2,000 intended for supplies or travel are given each year. Proposals are due by February 1 (proposing summer work) or August 1 (proposing work for next calendar year).
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. ESF may nominate up to four individuals. Dr. S. Scott Shannon, Dean, Instruction and Graduate Studies, is the Campus Representative. Applications, recommendations, and nominations are due January 27-31, 2011, although there may be an additional internal deadline. Students MUST contact Dean Shannon for consideration.
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S. The Fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research stipend for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at a U.S. academic institution for three years. The DOE Office of Science supports the training of scientists and engineers to prepare them for careers in fields that will make significant contribution in the areas of discovery-driven science and science for national needs in energy, environment, and national security. See the website for complete eligibility information
Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation
The Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation supports summer internships for students matriculated in graduate degree programs at ESF. Dr. S. Scott Shannon, Dean, Instruction and Graduate Studies, is the Campus Representative. Students MUST contact Dean Shannon for consideration. There is an informative meeting that is REQUIRED if one is interested in applying.
EPA Star Fellowships
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for masters and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 120 new fellowships by June 30, 2010. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of four years. Visit the website for specific topic areas.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
This program provides grants to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.
Proposed projects ought to deepen research knowledge on, and help the study nation, to develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported. This award for the fiscal year 2011 has been CANCELLED. See the website for potential information regarding fiscal year 2012.
Fulbright – U.S. Graduate Students
A U.S. Student Fulbright Grant allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship. You can propose a project and/or study plan that will take place during one academic year in a country outside the U.S. Provides support for study/research/teaching in a single country (For exceptions, see World Region Summaries. Eligibility: Recent BA/BS graduates: graduating seniors and recent bachelor’s-degree recipients usually propose projects for which they have had some undergraduate preparation and/or direct work or internship experience; Master's and doctoral candidates: will demonstrate capacity for independent study or research, together with a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying; young professionals, including writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields: may have up to 5 years of professional study and/or experience in the field in which they are applying. Those with more than 5 years of experience should apply to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Artists and musicians: applicants without a bachelor’s degree may substitute at least four years of professional training or experience. Dr. S. Scott Shannon, Dean, Instruction and Graduate Studies, is the Campus Representative. Students MUST contact Dean Shannon for consideration.
Garden Club of America's Urban Forestry Fellowship Fellowships
Deadline for Urban Forestry applications: January 31, 2012
IASA Young Scientists Summer Program 2009: Summer Fellowship in Austria for Graduate Students in Natural and Social Sciences, Math, Policy and Engineeringhttp://www.iiasa.ac.at/yssp/register/. Detailed information about each program is on the IIASA Website:http://www.iiasa.ac.at.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute offers a variety of fellowships. See the website for complete eligibility information.
Deadline: January 16th of the year to be awarded
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program will award scholarships to seniors and recent graduates *who have already received the scholarship as an undergraduate student* planning to attend graduate school for the first time starting in fall 2009. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the graduate degree chosen. The amount and duration of awards vary by student based on the cost of attendance and the length of the graduate program as well as other scholarships or grants received. The maximum available per student per year of study is $50,000 and the maximum length is six years. See the website for complete eligibility information
Morris K. Udall Foundation - Doctoral students and undergraduate students
The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships of up to $24,000 to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. See the website for complete eligibility information
Deadline: February 24, 2012
Students and faculty may explore and experience unique space and aeronautics content through NASA's education opportunities for higher education in many different categories and grants. Check the website for more information about specific programs, eligibility, and application deadlines. Some grants may require the institution to match funding and/or apply through Grants.gov.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. The NSF welcomes applications from all qualified students and strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, a one-time $1,000 international travel allowance and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S., or foreign institution of graduate education they choose. Deadline: November14 – 18, 2011.
National Institute of Health Grants and Fellowships
A list of funding from fellowships to federal grants on various topics of health. May require applicant to go through Grant.gov and their institution.
NOAA-NERR Fellowships (National Estuarine Research Reserve System)
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Graduate Research 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. Apply through Grants.gov through the institution.
Deadline: November 1, 2011
NOAA Seagrant Graduate Fellowships
The National Sea Grant Program sponsors a variety of marine research, outreach and education projects, most through the state Sea Grant Program. Each program announces the availability of funding on an annual or biannual basis. Check the website for more information about specific programs, eligibility, and application deadlines. Some grants may require the institution to match funding and/or apply through Grants.gov.
NSEP David L. Boren Scholarships and NSEP David L. Boren Fellowships
Deadline: January 31, 2012
P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund
The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship is awarded annually to women who are citizens of countries other than the U.S. or Canada for graduate study in the U.S. and Canada. The maximum amount for 12-months of study is $6,000. Qualifications: must be matriculated in a graduate program in the U.S. or Canada; at least one full year of coursework must be completed prior to application. Restrictions: U.S. or Canadian citizens are ineligible; scholarships are not awarded for research, internships, or travel; doctoral students who have completed candidacy are not eligible as first-time applicants. See the website for complete eligibility information.
Deadline: August 15-December 15, 2011
Rocky Mountain Nature Association
The Rocky Mountain Nature Association announces its annual summer fellowship for graduate level researchers in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Deadline: February 1, 2012