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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.

The Douglass Scholarship indicates outstanding academic achievement and high expectations of future contributions to dendrochronology. The late Mrs. Ida Whittington Douglass and Elizabeth Hale Strickler established this fund to benefit upper division or graduate students in the fields of dendrochronology and astronomy. Recipients are named by the departments concerned and approved by the dean of the College of Science subject to approval of the Student Financial Aid Office.
Carson Graduate Scholarships are designed to support outstanding UA graduate students and their research. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive process to current UA students who are committed to interdisciplinary research and communication. Grants of $5,000 per year are awarded to each of the Scholars to support their research.
The Climate & Society Graduate Fellows Program provides support for currently enrolled UA graduate students whose work is focused on the nexus of climate research and decision making. Up to four fellowships of $5,000 are awarded annually.
The Office of Undergrad Research maintains a database of opportunities within the College and provides information on identifying opportunities, selecting research interests, and connecting with faculty.
The Director’s Fund for Excellence awards are intended to provide critical support for short-term collaborative projects undertaken by UA faculty and graduate students in the Colleges of Fine Arts (CFA), Humanities (COH), or Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS), especially projects that reflect an interdisciplinary orientation or a commitment to public outreach. Awards are made for amounts up to $1,500.
​Confluencenter Graduate Fellowships support individual graduate students from the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Behavioral Sciences with creative interdisciplinary research projects. Graduate Fellowships are one-time awards for individual applicants.
The Global Change Minor offers Dissertation Improvement Grants (DIGs) of $1,000 each spring. Only current Global Change PhD Minor GIDP students are eligible to apply for these awards.
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduates with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and cultural diversity to receive training, support, mentorship, and up to $10,000 over two years for paid research experiences and internships. Scholars will participate in an intensive conservation skills and leadership program; work with agency, faculty and graduate student mentors on paid group research projects and internships; attend national meetings; and engage in mentoring and social networks.
Current graduate and professional students in good academic standing who have a project proposal and a principal investigator or project advisor may apply for Research and Project Grant funding.
The Graduate and Professional Student Council awards travel grants for graduate and professional students who are attending or presenting research at academic or professional conferences.