External Fellowships

Apply for an outside fellowship to support your research. The following list offers a few options.

Also see outside grants available.

BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) Fellowship

Website: https://bealocalist.org/apply-local-economy-fellowship

Due: Typically in October

Amount: two years of funding and training

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Website: www.bullitt.org

Due: Typically in April

Amount: two-year, $50,000/year

For: Graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

Coalition for a Livable Future Equity Fellowship

Website: http://www.cnrg-portland.org/node/27397 or contact Kris Smock: kris@kristinasmockconsulting.com

Due: Typically in May

For: assist with analyzing maps and conducting basic statistical analysis of the raw data

Coastal Management Fellowship

Website: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

Due: Typically in January

Amount: 2 year fellowship; salary, medical benefits, and travel/relocation reimbursement

For: will complete their master's, doctoral, or professional degrees within two years

AAUW Fellowships & Grants

Website: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/selected-professions-fellowships/

Due: Typically November – January

Amount: Varies—up to $20,000

For: Graduate women

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture

Website: http://www.annies.com/giving-back/agricultural-scholarships

Due: TBA, before February

Amount: $2,000 – $10,000

For: Research concerning sustainable, organic agriculture

Coastal Fellowship Graduate Opportunities

Website: www.://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/grad_opportunities.html

Due: Many opportunities

Amount: Various amounts

For: Coastal, marine or environmental research or management

College Guide for Indigenous Students

Website: https://study.com/resources/indigenous-student-college-guide

Due: Many Opportunities

Amount: Varies

For: Indigenous Students in the United States seeking higher education opportunities

Community Sustaining Fund of Thurston County

Website: http://www.traditionsfairtrade.com/sustFund/sustainingFundHome.html

Due: Typically in October

Amount: varies

For: Community-oriented projects in Thurston County.

Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

Website: http://www.coralreef.noa.gov

Due: Every other Fall

Amount: salary varies

For: 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. Jurisdictions may set other specific eligibility requirements which are provided when new fellows are being recruited.

Echoing Green Fellowship (for social entrepreneurial ideas):

Website: http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship

Due: Typically October-November

Amount: 2-year program; $60,000 stipend; health insurance; additional stipends & support

For: Continuing development for an organization in start-up phase

EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

Website: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/crw_challenge.cfm

Due: Typically in December

Amount: Prize of $1,500 – $2,500, as well as $8,000 – $11,000 in funds for their faculty advisor to conduct research on green infrastructure

For: Develop innovative approaches to stormwater management.

EPA Fellowships

Website: http://epa.gov/ncer/fellow/

Due: Typically in November

Amount: Up to $42,000/year

For: Research in environmental studies

FlowCAM Student Equipment & Travel Grant

Website: Contact Victoria Kurtz (Victoria@fluidimaging.com)

Due: Typically in May

Amount: Training and support throughout program; use of Flow CAM for 3 months, Travel support to conference

For: Research surrounding marine or freshwater plankton, want to use Flow CAM in research

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs


Fulbright Awards

Website: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html

Amount: varied

For: Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship

Website: http://ghes.berkeley.edu/

Due: Typically in December

For: one-year mentored research fellowship sponsored by theFogarty International Center (FIC) and several collaborating institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Henry Luce Foundation: Luce Scholars Program

Website: http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx

Amount: Stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia

For: College seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award

Website: http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellowships/application.aspx

Due: October 28, 2016

Amount: varied

The Graduate Fellowship Award is based on merit (not need) and consists of a cost-of-education allowance and a personal-support stipend.

IBP Pathways to Science

Website: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Pathways to Science sector offers a number of different fellowships to teachers, undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs.  The majority of fellowships are geared towards interdisciplinary studies and students involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  There are also fellowships specifically geared towards minority students in these fields.

International Financial Aid


Kinship Conservation Fellows Program

Website: kinshipfellows.org

Due: Typically in January

Amount: $6,000 and month-long lodging in Bellingham

For: Interested attendants of Kinship’s intensive, in-residence instruction on the forces that drive environmental markets.

Live Real’s Real Food Fellowship

Website: http://realfoodfellowship.weebly.com/

Due: Typically in May

Amount: varied

For: 18 – 29 yrs of age, commitment to create just food system and participate in community food system building, 8-month fellow program  

Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

Website: http://wsg.washington.edu/students-teachers/fellowships/hershman-fellowship/hershman-how-to-apply/

Due: Check website in March

Amount: varied

For: Graduate students or recent graduates interested in working with state agencies in Olympia, working on ocean and coastal science and management issues.

Meridian Institute Fellowship

Website: http://www.merid.org/en/About/Meridian_Fellowship.aspx

Due: Typically in February

Amount: minimum salary of $30,000 per year

For: Recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

Website: http://www.fossil.energy.gov/education/lelandfellowships

Due: Applications accepted November through January

Amount: A weekly stipend of $750 for Master's students

For: Students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors).

Ms. Foundation Fellowship

Website: http://forwomen.org/grants-2/apply-for-a-grant/

Due: Typically in March

Amount: $85,000/one year; health benefits; optional grants; travel assistance; office space, etc.

For: leaders who are advancing solutions to critical issues, with a focus on the areas of: reproductive health, child sexual abuse, and/or child care (access to affordable child care and improved working conditions for child care providers)

NSF Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB)

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12501/nsf12501.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click  

Due: Typically in January

Amount: $3,000,000

For: Proposals that generate extended time series of biological and environmental data to address ecological and evolutionary processes and resolve important issues in organismal and environmental biology.

National Water Research Institute Fellowship

Website: http://www.nwri-usa.org/fellowship.htm

Due: Typically in XX

Amount: varied

National Wildlife Federation Fellowships

Website: http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology/Get-Involved/Apply-for-a-Fellowship.aspx

Due: Typically in July

Amount: $2000 Stipend

For: Graduate student enrolled in school for a 15 month period who are interested in one of four fellowship topics: Protected Wildlife in Cities and Suburbs, Saving Appalachian Forests and Wildlife, Stopping Expansion of Dirty Energy, and/or Clean Energy Solutions.

NOAA Graduate Sciences Program & NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship

Website: http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships.aspx

Due: Varied

Amount: Varied

For:The Graduate Sciences Program (GSP) is aimed primarily at increasing opportunities for students in NOAA-related fields to pursue research and educational training in atmospheric, environmental, remote sensing and oceanic sciences at minority serving institutions (MSI) when possible. The GSP offers between two years (master's candidates) to four years (doctoral students) of NOAA-related research and training opportunities.

North Pacific Research Board Graduate Student Research Awards

Website: http://www.nprb.org/graduate-research-award-program

Due: Typically in May

NSF GK-12 Graduate Stem Fellows in K-12 Education

Website: http://www.gk12.org/

For: Graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and math

Open Society Fellowships

Website: http://www.soros.org/grants/open-society-fellowship

Due: Typically in August

For: The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program

Website: http://ngfp.pnnl.gov/

Due: Typically in May

Amount: 12-month appointment—specialized training

For: Career interest in nuclear nonproliferation, U.S. national security interests

Panasonic Trust Fellowships

Website: http://www.georgewright.org/parkbreak

Due: October

Amount: $8,000

For: UK Citizens

Park Break Fellowship

Website: http://www.georgewright.org/parkbreak

Due: October

Amount: All-expenses for seminar

For: Park Break is an all-expenses-paid, park-based field seminar for graduate students contemplating a career in park and land-use management or related research and education fields.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Website: http://www.pmf.gov/

Amount: Salary, benefits, education

For: want to enter a 2-yr leadership development program, potential government leaders

REEEP Renewable Energy

Website: http://www.reeep.org/24110/9th-call.htm

Due: Typically in September

Amount: varies

For: Renewable energy projects in developing countries

Smithsonian Fellowships

Website: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/

Due: varies

Amount: $6,500

For: Various opportunities

Smithsonian Institution- Native American Awards

Website: http://www.si.edu/ofg/

Due: Typically in February

Amount: $150/day stipend, or $400/week for travel and research

For: Native Americans undertaking a research project related to Native American Topics

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship

Website: http://www.gmfus.org/initiatives/strong-cities-strong-communities-fellowship

Due: March

Amount: $60,000 annual stipends; travel & training costs

For: Practitioners in the United States who have experience and expertise in economic development, public administration, community development, planning, housing, education, public finance, health, transportation, or other relevant fields

SustainUS Agents of Change Program

Website: http://sustainus.org/aoc/

Due: Typically in June

Amount: Attend international Climate Change sessions and conferences.  Training in Washington DC.

For: 18 – 26 years of age

The St. Andrews Prize for the Environment

Website: http://www.thestandrewsprize.com/

Due: typically in late October

Amount: $25,000 – $100,000

For: interdisciplinary projects

United Nations Young Professionals Program (YPP)

Website: https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=NCE&lang=en-US

Due: July to September

For: Under 32 yrs of age, interested in working with UN as international civil servant

Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship

Website: http://www.gmfus.org/grants-fellowships/fellowship-programs/urban-and-regional-policy-fellowships/

Due: February

For: Students focusing on the policy issues and challenges common to metropolitan regions and cities in the United States and Europe.

Walton Family Foundation Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship Program

Website: http://www.bren.ucsb.edu/academics/water_markets.htm

Due: January

Amount: $5,000

For: Offers an education in science, economics, policy, business and law, augmented by specialized training in innovative approaches to sustainable water resources management and conservation planning.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Website: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/

Due: Rounds typically in December, March, & July

Amount: $2500 – 5000

For: Representative of underrepresented community; able to intern for 10-15 weeks for Aspen Institute in Washington, DC