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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: January 31, 2020
The Garden Club of America offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships in 12 areas related to conservation, ecology, horticulture, and pollinator research. In 2019, $377,500 was awarded to 73 scholars. Deadline: December 1-January 15, application deadlines vary based on specialty Citizenship: a U.S. Citizen Website: https://www.gcamerica.org/scholarships
Deadline: January 10, 2020
The Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) National Fellowship Program helps fund research in the natural sciences and promotes academic and professional careers for women in science. Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. Funding Requests of up to 10,000 will be considered. Citizenship: Unrestricted Deadline: January 10, 2020 Website: https://www.gwis.org/page/fellowship_program
Deadline: October 31, 2020
The Foundation supports graduate students working towards the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology. Applicants must be willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the United States in time of national emergency. Deadline: October 2020 Citizenship: U.S. citizen or permanent residents of the United States of America Website: http://www.hertzfoundation.org 
Deadline: December 01, 2020
In an effort to foster education and innovation in the area of societal production and utilization of energy, the Link Foundation invites applications for two-year fellowships for students working toward a Ph.D. degree. Deadline: Dec 1, 2020 Citizenship: Unrestricted Website: http://www.linkenergy.org/ 
Deadline: October 31, 2020
The National Science Foundation aims to ensure the vitality of the human resource base in biological science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physical science, earth science, and social science in the United States and to reinforce its diversity by offering approximately 1,000 graduate fellowships in this competition. The Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are at the early stages of their graduate study.   Deadline: Late October (varies according to discipline) Citizenship: U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident Website: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/ RSVP: Information Session on Thursday, Sept 3 from 12:30 – 1:30 https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/workshop-and-presentation-materials RSVP: Application Support Program, https://grad.arizona.edu/ofce/application-support-programs/nsf-graduate-research-fellowship-program
Deadline: October 15, 2020
LONGMONT, Colorado (August 31, 2020) – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting applications for its Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program that aims to encourage more Native American college students to enter these fields so that they can better assist their communities in advancing Native food sovereignty and improving overall health. These scholarships are for Native students throughout the United States. First Nations will award 20 to 25 scholarships of $1,000 to $1,500 each for the 2020-2021 academic school year to Native college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including agribusiness management, agri-science technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, and sustainable agriculture or food systems. Complete information and a link to the online application can be found at https://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking-scholarship. All applications must be completed and submitted by 5 pm (Mountain Daylight) on Thursday, October 15, 2020. 
The Schulman Scholarship indicates outstanding students in UA dendrochronology courses who have demonstrated high potential for making future contributions to the field of dendrochronology. Upper division students in the Departments of English and Dendrochronology are eligible. Candidates are recommended by the department concerned, subject to the approval of the appropriate deans and the Office of Student Financial Aid. The award value is $400 annually in each field.
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.