Fellowships

Earth Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Columbia University

Academic level Postdoctoral, Professional (MD, JD, MBA) Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The Earth Institute Fellows program provides innovative postdoctoral scholars with the opportunity to build a foundation in one of the core disciplines represented within the Earth Institute (i.e. social, earth, biological, engineering, and health sciences), while at the same time acquiring the breadth of cross-disciplinary expertise needed to address critical issues related to sustainable development. Specific areas of research include food security, energy systems, climate change impacts, poverty reduction, disease, and environmental degradation. For more information, see the program website.

Earthwatch Research Grant

Academic level Postdoctoral, Professional (MD, JD, MBA) Focus Research Duration Summer, Semester or less, Year or less
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Earthwatch grants are based on an innovative but well-established model of recruiting volunteer field assistants. In the last 40 years, Earthwatch volunteers have contributed over 10 million man-hours and close to £50 million to conservation projects internationally. For more information, see the program website

Environmental Fellows Program at Harvard University

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The Harvard University Center for the Environment 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 will 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. For more information, see the program website.

Environmental Leadership Program (ELP)

Academic level Other Focus Leadership & Communications Duration Year or less
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The Environmental Leadership Program trains a new generation of environmental leaders characterized by diversity, innovation, collaboration, and effective communications. We address the needs of emerging environmental leaders from academia, business, government and non-profits by:

- Providing training and learning opportunities to increase their leadership capacity through our Fellowship Program;
- Connecting Fellows with peers through our regional and national networks;
- Linking Fellows with experienced environmental leaders through substantive interactions and mentoring opportunities;
- Focusing attention on the need for the environmental community to develop the next generation of leaders.

Environmental Public Policy & Conflict Resolution Dissertation Fellowship

Academic level PhD Focus Policy, Research Duration Year or less
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The Udall Foundation awards two one-year fellowships to doctoral candidates whose research concerns U.S. environmental public policy and/or environmental conflict resolution and who are entering their final year of writing the dissertation. Dissertation Fellowships are intended to cover both academic and living expenses.

Environmental Research and Education Foundation Scholarship Program

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year
Notes Scholarships are awarded by EREF to recognize excellence in master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral waste management research and education.

EPA Office of the Science Advisor Post-Doctoral Research Program

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Year or less
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The EPA's Office of the Science Advisor post-doctoral program provides developmental and professional work experiences. Individuals who have completed their doctoral degrees will have the opportunity to conduct applied research in an applicable area of science or engineering. The program allows for cross-fertilization between OSA and outside organizations (industry, academia, etc.) that will promote mutual understanding through an exchange of scientific talent and should stimulate cross-disciplinary research opportunities. For more information, see the program website.

EPA Star Fellowship

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Research Duration More than a year
Notes EPA’s STAR graduate fellowship program supports master’s and doctoral candidates in environmental studies. Each year, students in the United States compete for STAR fellowships through a rigorous review process. Students can pursue degrees in traditionally recognized environmental disciplines as well as other fields such as social anthropology, urban and regional planning, and decision sciences.

EPA: National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program

Academic level Masters, PhD, Professional (MD, JD, MBA) Focus Research Duration Summer
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EPA established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The NNEMS program is sponsored by the EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE).

Students who are awarded NNEMS fellowships are offered a unique opportunity to gain research and training experience directly linked to their undergraduate or graduate studies. NNEMS fellows conduct research projects to augment their academic studies, which EPA supports with financial assistance.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Academic level PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Year or less
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Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. See the program website for more information.