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Dive in and find funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with an environmental focus!

For other funding, the University of Arizona provides access to database tools for use by university undergraduate and graduate students to search for external funding opportunities. These include federal, state, and local agencies in addition to private funding sources. More information can be found on the Arizona Research Gateway


Funding opportunities preceded by a "*" have upcoming deadlines and will only be available until the given date. Others are available at various times throughout the year and recur annually. For both types, details can be found in the provided links.

Deadline: May 06, 2020
The 100% Engagement: Summer Impact Award is designed to help you get the most out of your internship experience while providing financial support to do it. If eligible, you can receive $2500 awarded to your Bursar's account. In addition, you’ll receive access to on-demand, online content, live workshops and other resources to help you be successful in your new position.
Deadline: July 01, 2020
As a woman-owned corporation operating in a largely male field, we understand the remarkable impact women can have. We want to pave the way for other women pursuing their dreams in the scientific world, which is why ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math. This program is for individuals studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
Deadline: December 04, 2020
The Explorers Club is proud of its history but also looks toward the future by recognizing the importance of new ideas and avenues of exploration. The Club is deeply committed to supporting the fieldwork of serious researchers and, as part of its public service commitment, offers exploration grants. This category of grant supports exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. The average award is approximately $1,500. (Graduate opportunities also available)
Deadline: June 15, 2020
The DBU grants dissertation fellowships each year, for individuals in all disciplines, for advanced research work in the field of environmental protection. The work has to be done mainly in Germany, with a clear reference to the German environmental situation. The chosen topic is expected to be of high relevance and should contribute to solving problems in environmental and conservation efforts. Generally, all environmental issues are welcome who meet the above-mentioned criteria, i.e. in addition to the natural sciences and engineering, also applications from the social sciences, humanities, economics and law. Interdisciplinary topics that support a sustainable development, are especially welcome. The complexity of environmental problems requires interdisciplinary collaboration between different scientific disciplines. DBU expects good German skills from foreign applicants to allow their integration into the DBU scholars' network.
Deadline: April 24, 2020
The Wilderness Society, a leading conservation organization based in Washington, D.C., offers an annual scholarship, available to qualified graduate students. We award up to $10,000 to current graduate students to support their research and preparation of a paper on an aspect of wilderness. We strongly encourage proposals relating to climate change, as well as other topics regarding wilderness conservation. Tom Barron created the Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship in honor of his mother, Gloria Barron, a dedicated educator and tireless advocate for wilderness protection. 
Deadline: December 31, 2020
The National Geographic Society currently offers three types of grant applications—Early Career, Exploration, and Requests for Proposals. All proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative and have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Projects should also align to one of our three focus areas. Deadlines vary based on opportunity (see website)
Deadline: June 30, 2020
The grant is designed to assist those working in the area of distribution and systematics (taxonomy) of raptors. Systematics covers a wide array of interests from molecular work to differential migration of populations from various geographic regions, for example. Distribution also covers a wide array of interests but should have something to do with where raptors live or why they are there. Applicants should indicate how their project fits into the area of raptor distribution and/or systematics.
Deadline: June 12, 2020
The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) strives to honor and recognize outstanding contributions of individuals or groups of individuals to environmental science, and to the Society by means of the Awards Program. The SETAC/EA Jeff Black Fellowship Award was initiated in recognition of Jeff Black’s life in science and his contributions to SETAC. This award provides $2,000 to a  Master’s-level student. Annually, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA) contributes $1,000 to the award, which is matched by the SETAC.
Deadline: June 01, 2020
Intended for graduate students from underrepresented communities, these fellowships provide support for two years of graduate school and the opportunity to spend two summers interning with NCAR and UCAR in either Earth system science, diversity and inclusion, or public policy. The UCAR Next Generation Fellowships offer three distinct tracks: Earth System Science, Diversity & Inclusion, and Public Policy.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) works toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. AWARD Fellows benefit from a two-year fellowship focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. During the two-year fellowship, AWARD Fellows remain in their institutions, continue their research, and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations across Africa.  Deadline: Unspecified Citizenship: See website Website: http://awardfellowships.org/