Biology, Environmental Sciences and Agriculture
Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Students

Agronomy, Botany, Ecology, Fisheries, Horticulture, Limnology, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Wildlife Conservation, Zoology

Deadline K-12 College Scholarships Graduate Fellowships Postgraduate Awards
Jan 15 Disciplines include ecology, anthropology, paleontology, paleoecology, evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, animal behavior, neurobiology, soils sciences, and physiology of tropical plants and animals.

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Fellowships support full-time independent, thesis and dissertation research based at Smithsonian Gardens office in Washington, D.C.

Feb 15 Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI's expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world.

Dec 1 The program promotes collaborative research in these fields involving comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics, and have a component that involves significant bioinformatics analysis. 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.

Feb 1 A 10-12 week summer program for students to conduct microbiology-related research with an ASM member at the student's undergraduate institution. Requires joint application from student and faculty sponsor.

Feb 15 The goal of ASM/CDC Fellowship is to support the development of new approaches, methodologies and knowledge in infectious disease prevention and control in areas within the public health mission of the CDC. The fellowship allows one to perform research in residence headquartered at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) location. Eligible fields of study include: bacterial and mycotic diseases, viral and rickettsial infections. nosocomial infections, hiv/aids, vector-borne infectious diseases, and parasitic diseases.

May 1 Three-year tenure for senior-level graduate students from historically excluded and underrepresented groups to conduct research in microbiology.

These grants offer fellowships to promising young investigators in resource limited nations who are within five years of obtaining, or are in the process of obtaining, their Masters, PhD, or other equivalent academic degree, and who are working in any of the microbiology disciplines.

Senior level Ph.D. students and early career postdoctoral scientists.

Dec 1 An 10-12 week summer program for students from underrepresented and historically excluded groups to conduct microbiology-related research with an ASM member at a sponsoring institution.

, Friday Harbor Laboratories — Fellowships and Scholarships
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Applications are welcome from undergraduates, post-baccalaureates or graduate students from any institution, worldwide. Applicants do not need to be currently enrolled at the University of Washington or any other university or college.

Mar 1 The awards link undergraduate students with scientist-mentors as collaborators in marine science research projects.

Jan 30 Provide successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

Jan 30 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.

Jan 24 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.

Jan 23 Provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

Mar 31 Provide 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.

Applicants typically have a master's degree and two years of experience or a bachelor's degree and four years of experience. Jurisdictions may require additional or alternate skills, such as outreach and education experience. Although most applicants hold either Bachelor's or Master's degrees, applicants holding a PhD or JD are welcome to submit an application for consideration.

Dec 10 The scholarship program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research -- particularly by female and minority students -- in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas).

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Tenable at U.S. Laboratories and NASA Research Centers. 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.

Feb 1 The award is designed to encourage highly qualified graduate students to apply their talents to conducting research in the national parks. It is also intended to convey the importance of communicating park research to the public.

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Every summer AMNH hosts two National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduate Site grants: Research in Evolution and Systematics, and Earth Sciences and Astrophysics. In these programs, undergraduate students who have completed their freshman through junior years may work with AMNH scientists on one of an array of potential research projects that are available each year.

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Dedicated to the training of Ph.D. candidates in those scientific disciplines practiced at the Museum.

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) created the International Graduate Student Fellowship Program in 1994 to train scientists from regions of the world where biodiversity is richest and most threatened. The program focuses on training in ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology in tandem with the CBC's Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP), and aims to equip students with the practical and theoretical training they will need to address environmental problems in their home countries.

Feb 15 Awards for college juniors & seniors and graduate students in engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.

Feb 15 The awards offer paid research training experiences in estuarine science to undergraduate students during a 10-week summer period.

Mote Internships allow college students and recent college graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience in ocean science research, conservation, education and support services.

Feb 18 This program provides a summertime grant and limited research funds for college students (both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible) to conduct research on the Hudson River.

Mar 17 The Foundation will award research fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system.

Mar 1 Designed to create research experiences for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate work. SURF is aimed primarily at students who are working toward a degree in science, engineering, or math and are completing their junior year.

Apr 11 Applications will be accepted from students beginning their junior or senior year at any four-year undergraduate institution in New Hampshire. Fisheries and aquaculture, marine literacy, coastal communities and climate adaptation, healthy coastal ecosystems, communications

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A unique opportunity for college students, recent graduates, and graduate students to explore conservation education in-depth. Fellows acquire the skills needed to provide a wildlife classroom that invites and fosters student-directed learning, and learn pertinent information about conservation issues with a global impact.

Jul 16 Designed to build capacity for the next generation of conservationists by supporting individual field research projects that have a clear application to the conservation of threatened wildlife and wild places.

Feb 25 NWF is seeking graduate students in the U.S. to conduct and test market research and business planning and assist with content development for the new NWF EcoLeaders online community. There will be two track options for the Fellowship, Market Research and Content Development.

Apr 28 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.

May 27 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.

Dec 16 EPA's P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet-Program is a unique college competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life. The competition has two phases. For the first phase of the competition, teams are awarded a $15,000 grant to develop their idea. They bring the design in April to the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington DC to compete for the P3 Award and a grant of $90,000 to take their design to real world application.

Graduate fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study.

Grants and fellowship information.

Numerous opportunities are available within EPA for students to gain vital career experience while contributing to the mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the environment. Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available in Washington, D.C., laboratories, and at regional EPA locations nationwide.

May 30 This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects under faculty supervision and mentorship in several active and ongoing research areas.

Whether you are studying in the US, Canada, or the UK, there are funding programs available to assist with your studies. Each year BIOS receives awards from various sponsors; some are available to all qualified, academically strong candidates and others are awarded based on citizenship.

Jun 30 Awards for 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.

Apr 15 Awards in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g., geology, hydrogeology, biology, ecology, public health, industrial hygiene or toxicology).

Nov 18 Scholarship fund to assist graduate students in their pursuit of higher education. Individual scholarship awards will be provided to the recipient's institution of higher learning to be disbursed to the student for graduate school tuition and supplies.

The Brower Youth Awards recognize young people in North America for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and environmental justice advocacy.

Earthwatch student fellows get to join one of Earthwatch's expeditions around the world to work with top scientists and other students in the field.

Get out of the classroom and head into the field to learn about cutting edge research and conservation efforts, to develop professional skills, and to make a difference for our shared environment.

Each year the Entomological Society of America, Certification Corporation, and the Entomological Foundation provide annual honors and awards to recognize scientists, educators, and students, who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to entomology.

Jul 21 The National Fellowship Program offers intensive leadership and skills training, national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through immersive retreats, the curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. With the assistance of professional coaching and peer learning, each Fellow develops a Personal Leadership Plan. The National Fellowship consists of two multi-day retreats and access to 4 hours of professional coaching.

The Regional Fellowship Programs offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional and national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through retreats and optional additional trainings, the curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies.

Aug 30 Proposals may be submitted by all U.S. colleges and universities that confer a master's or doctoral degree in at least one area of the food and agricultural sciences targeted for national needs fellowships.

Student employees gain valuable professional experience as an assistant in scientific, professional, technical, and/or administrative areas.

Apr 14 The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students' overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

Oct 1 The program is designed to promote the education of exceptionally qualified students and provide research information to manage wildlife populations.

Oct 31 Eligible applicants for Hertz Fellowships must be students of the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. College seniors wishing to pursue the Ph.D. degree in any of the fields of particular interest to the Foundation, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.

Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master's, doctoral or post-doctoral waste management research and education.

Feb 8 Each year the National FFA Organization awards approximately $2 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of its applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.

Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate scholarships.

Apr 14 Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT). Research may cover climate, water, food security, renewable energy, waste management, biodiversity, or urban system services, among other topics. Award includes $30,000/year for two years; $2,000 for travel and education materials; office, computer and software usage; reserved space in all special courses and workshops.

Internships are usually six months in length and are open on a competitive basis.

Paid internships, fellowships and other short-term opportunities in the government and private sectors.

Projects cover all phases of agricultural research and development, including integrated projects and strategic or applied research.

Each postdoctoral scholar is encouraged to choose one or two faculty mentors in addition to his/her primary mentor, to offer broader professional guidance.

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