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

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

K-12 College Graduate Postgrad
National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs
Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers
Nov 1
May 1
Aug 1

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.

Smithsonian Institution — Fellowship and Internship Opportunities
Smithsonian Garden Internship Opportunities
Nov 15
Feb 1
May 15

Smithsonian Gardens accepts current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields. The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex. 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.

  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships — $45,000 per year
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.

  Link Foundation Graduate Fellowships in the Marine Sciences — $6,500
Feb 15 The Link Foundation awards 12-week graduate student fellowships to conduct marine science research at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Students work in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff - either resident Marine Station investigators, or marine scientists from other Smithsonian entities who carry out a part of their research at the Station.

  Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program — $48,000 per year
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.

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Anchor Environmental
  Graduate Scholarships in Fisheries; Environmental Sciences; Planning/Land Use; Landscape Architecture; or Coastal, Geotechnical or Environmental Engineering (Any of Which Has an Aquatic/Waterfront Emphasis) — $500 to $5,000
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.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) — Student Fellowships
  ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
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.

  ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowships
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.

  ASM/CDC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
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.

  ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowships
May 1 Three-year tenure for senior-level graduate students from historically excluded and underrepresented groups to conduct research in microbiology.

International Fellowships for Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean
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.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities
Senior level Ph.D. students and early career postdoctoral scientists.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — Research Fellowships
A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
Dec 8 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.

  Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study — Up to $20,700/yr plus $8,600 internship
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.

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study
Graduate fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study.

Internships, Fellowships, and Student Programs
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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Student Internships and Scholarships
  Dr. Nancy Foster Graduate Scholarships in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Maritime Archaeology — Up to $42,000
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). Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship.

  Ernest F. Hollings College Scholarships in Oceanic and Atmospheric Science, Research, Technology, and Education — Up to a maximum of $8,000 per year plus a 10-week, full-time summer internship
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.

  Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarships — Up to a maximum of $8,000 per year plus a 10-week, full-time summer internship
Jan 29 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.

  Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics - — $38,500 per year
Jan 29 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.

  Coastal Services Center Coastal Management Fellowships — $34,000 per year
Jan 22 The Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and 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) Office for Coastal Management. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

  Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships — $45,000
Feb 12 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.

  NOAA Coral Reef Management Fellowships
Jul 15 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.

U.S. Department of Energy — Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships
  DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program
Dec 15 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.

University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories — Fellowships and Scholarships
Research Apprenticeships in Marine Research for Undergraduates and Post-Baccalaureates
Jan 25
Feb 1
Jul 1

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.

Blinks Summer Fellowships in Marine Research
Mar 1 The awards link undergraduate students with scientist-mentors as collaborators in marine science research projects.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  Graduate Fellowships at the Rocky Mountain National Park — $8,000 plus up to $3,000 for expenses
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.

American Museum of Natural History — Fellowship and Grant Opportunities
  Undergraduate Fellowships
Jan 29 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.

International Graduate Student Fellowships
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.

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Dedicated to the training of Ph.D. candidates in those scientific disciplines practiced at the Museum.

National Hydropower Association
Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarships —$2,500
Feb 15 Awards for college juniors & seniors and graduate students in engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.

Mote Marine Laboratory
  Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
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.

Hudson River Foundation
Tibor T. Polgar Summer Fellowships for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
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.

  Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowships
Mar 17 The Foundation will award research fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system.

University of New Hampshire Marine Program — Fellowships
  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
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.

  The Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship — $3,000
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

Wildlife Conservation Society
Conservation Education Fellowships — $12/hour
Mar 1
Jun 30

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.

  Research Fellowships — Up to $20,000
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.

National Wildlife Federation — Campus Ecology
EcoLeader Graduate Student Research Fellowships
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.

Stanford University, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program
  Aldo Leopold Fellowships for Environmental Scientists — Unpaid
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.

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) — Education
  Research Experiences for Undergraduates
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.

  Undergraduate Scholarships
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.

American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) — Scholarships and Internships
  Graduate Scholarships — $1,500 to $3,000
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.

Brown and Caldwell
  Scholarships for Students
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).

Earth Island Institute
Brower Youth Awards in Environmental Conservation, Preservation and Restoration
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 Institute — Education
  Student Fellowships for High School Rising Sophomores and Juniors
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.

  Fellowships for Elementary, Middle, and High School Educators and Administrators
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.

Entomological Society of America — Awards, Honors, and Scholarships
Awards and Scholarships
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.

Environmental Leadership Program
  National Fellowships
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.

  Regional Fellowships
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.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
  Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships
Aug 19 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.

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

Welder Wildlife Foundation
  Fellowships for Graduate Students in Wildlife Ecology and Related Areas — $1400.00/mo. for M.S. candidates and $1600.00/mo. for Ph.D. candidates
Oct 1 The program is designed to promote the education of exceptionally qualified students and provide research information to manage wildlife populations.

The Hertz Foundation — Graduate Fellowship Awards
  Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological and Engineering Sciences — Up to $37,000
Oct 30 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.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation
Graduate and Postgraduate Scholarships in Waste Management Research and Education
Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master's, doctoral or post-doctoral waste management research and education.

Future Farmers of America — Grants and Scholarships
Scholarships for College and Graduate School
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.

Feeding Tomorrow - the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists — Programs
College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships in Food Science and Technology
Freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate scholarships.

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
  Natural-Human Systems in the Urbanizing Tropics: Graduate Traineeships
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.

International Crane Foundation — Get Involved
  Crane Conservation Internships
Internships are usually six months in length and are open on a competitive basis.

National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
Paid internships, fellowships and other short-term opportunities in the government and private sectors.

United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)
Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Agricultural Research
Projects cover all phases of agricultural research and development, including integrated projects and strategic or applied research.

University of California, Davis
  Postdoctoral Training
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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