There is not one master database of all available external fellowships/scholarships, so students should explore many avenues when searching for funding. Below are some resources.
John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships – The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship – It’s an exciting two-year fellowship program that will place one graduate student at each of the 29 national estuarine research reserves.
Fulbright Foreign Student Program – The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. Approximately 4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.
External Scholarships promoted under the Graduate school of Art & Sciences
National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Fellowships
This government-wide program enables post-doctoral and mid-career technical professionals to work as visiting scientists at federal laboratories, including EPA, for periods of up to three years. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent.
- NAS/NRC Research Associateship Program at EPA (new window)
- NAS/NRC Faculty Fellowship Program at EPA (new window)
National Science Foundation Internship Opportunities at EPA
The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) in partnership with federal agencies to provide professional development and career preparation for NSF Graduate Research Fellows. NSF also supports federal student internships through the “Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity”. NSF research grantees may collaborate with federal agencies to develop an internship for graduates students.
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP) (new window)
- NSF Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity (new window)
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administer internships and research project training opportunities funded by EPA offices and laboratories and by other government and private sector organizations. These opportunities are available year-round to science and engineering undergrads, grad students, recent grads and post-docs.
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education ORISE Internship/Research Participation Programs at EPA (new window)
- List of all current ORISE research opportunities at EPA (new window)
- Blog entries by ORISE fellows:
Presidential Management Fellows Program at EPA (new window) – The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program for outstanding advanced degree candidates or grad school graduates who want a career in public service or elsewhere.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) (new window) – The Tribal Lands program enables Native Americans to work for the environmental protection of tribal lands by assisting them in their pursuit of environmental science degrees. Full-time junior, senior, and graduate students majoring in an environmental discipline are eligible to compete for the scholarships. Students compete based on grade-point average, knowledge of Indian culture, commitment to environmental protection, character and leadership ability, level of study, and work experience.
Pathways Programs, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – BLM Pathways Programs provide opportunities for students and recent graduates to be considered for federal employment.
Federal Internships and Job Opportunities – If you’re a current student or recent graduate, you may be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways and other student programs.