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

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

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National Wildlife Federation — Campus Ecology

National Wildlife Federation — NWF EcoLeader Climate Change Research Fellows

Apr 22
The NWF EcoLeader Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Research Fellow will support expansion of offerings by the EcoLeaders community by researching past climate change guides and projects and creating addenda to provide updates on featured projects and technologies.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Student Internships and Scholarships


U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — 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 31
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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarships — Up to a maximum of $8,000 per year plus a 10-week, full-time summer internship

Jan 31
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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics — — $38,500 per year

Jan 27
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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Dr. Nancy Foster Graduate Scholarships in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Maritime Archaeology — Up to $42,000

Dec 20
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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship — $34,000 per year

Jan 17
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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships — $45,000

Feb 18
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.

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — NOAA Coral Reef Management Fellowships

Aug 9
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.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) — Fellowships


American Society for Microbiology (ASM) — Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship

Feb 15
The ASM Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship is designed to support senior undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, master's and doctoral graduate students from underrepresented groups who demonstrate an interest in the microbial sciences and seek mentorship in navigating their career trajectory. Microbiology sectors include, but are not limited to, academia, industry, government, nonprofit and entrepreneurship.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM) — Graduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities

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

University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories — Fellowships and Scholarships

Friday Harbor Laboratories — Research Fellowships 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.

Friday Harbor Laboratories — Summer Research Internships in Marine Research

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

Smithsonian Institution — Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

Smithsonian Institution — Smithsonian Garden Internship Opportunities

Feb 1
Dec 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 Institution — 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.

Smithsonian Institution — Graduate Fellowships in the Marine Sciences — $6,500

Nov 1
May 1
Each year, the Smithsonian Marine Station promotes the education of emerging scientists by offering research fellowships at the graduate and postgraduate levels

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

Jan 15
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.

National Research Council (NRC) — Research Associateship Programs

National Research Council (NRC) — Postdoctoral Research Associateship Programs for Scientists and Engineers

Aug 1
Nov 1
Feb 1
May 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.

Rocky Mountain Conservancy


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


American Museum of Natural History — Undergraduate Fellowships

Jan 31
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. .

American Museum of Natural History — Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellowships

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

National Hydropower Association

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


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 Marine Laboratory — Internships

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

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.

Hudson River Foundation — 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


University of New Hampshire Marine Program — 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.

University of New Hampshire Marine Program — The Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship — $3,000

Mar 12
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, communication.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — Fellowships, Scholarships and Post-Doctoral Opportunities

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — EPA Green Interns Program

Jun 14
The EPA Green Interns Program is an entry-level program for individuals interested in opportunities at EPA Headquarters offices in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as in our Regional offices in major cities throughout the U.S. EPA Green Interns will be part of a one-year program and will join the agency at the GS-7 level. After the one-year program ends, Green Interns are eligible for a seamless conversion into a career-conditional appointment with EPA.

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

Feb 21
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.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — 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.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Wildlife Conservation SocietyConservation 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.

Wildlife Conservation Society — 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.

Stanford University, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program


Stanford University — 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


Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) — 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.

American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) — Scholarships and Internships


American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) — 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.

American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) — Internships

Brown and Caldwell


Brown and Caldwell - Scholarships for Students

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

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


Earthwatch Institute — 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.

Earthwatch Institute — 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

Entomological Society of America — 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


Environmental Leadership Program — National Fellowships

Sep 27
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.

Environmental Leadership Program - 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


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.

U.S. Department of Agriculture — Internships and Special Programs

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

U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) — Find Funding


U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) — NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF)

Oct 30
Supports independent postdoctoral research and professional development in research areas supported by the Division of Earth Sciences.

Welder Wildlife Foundation


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


The Hertz Foundation — Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological and Engineering Sciences — Up to $37,000

Oct 27
The Hertz Fellowship provides financial and lifelong professional support for the nation's most promising graduate students in science and technology. The fellowship includes up to five years of funding, valued at up to $250,000, and the freedom to pursue innovative projects wherever they may lead. In addition, fellows take part in ongoing mentoring, symposia, and workshops with our vibrant community of more than 1200 fellows, a set of peers who span disciplines, generations, and geography.

Anchor QEA


Anchor QEA - 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 $8,000

Nov 11
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.

U.S. Department of Energy — Internships, Fellowships and Scholarships


U.S. Department of Energy — Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)

May 1
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.

Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE)


Harvard University — HUCE Environmental Fellows Program

Jan 10
The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Environmental Research and Education Foundation - Graduate and Postgraduate Scholarships in Waste Management Research and Education

Mar 1
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

Future Farmers of America — 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

Feeding Tomorrow - the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists — College Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships in Food Science and Technology

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

International Crane Foundation — Get Involved


International Crane Foundation — 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)


National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) — Internships

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

United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD)

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


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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