See below for a compilation of grant opportunities in the biogeosciences. Please contact us if you are aware of additional opportunities not listed.

Grant Agency Specific Grant Deadline Field Grad/
US Citizenship Requirement Eligibility Duration Award/Year Recent Graduate Student Recipients
AAAS Mass Media Science Fellowship January Policy Grad no, must have visa Summer Summer Program
American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship November All Grad yes Before last year of PhD, American Women 1 year $20,000 Rose Abramoff
American Association of University Women International Fellowship December All Grad no Before last year of PhD, International Women 1 year $20,000
American Institute of Biological Sciences Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award January Biology Grad yes 1 year no monetary award; recogntion, trip to DC conference, and policy training Andy Reinman
American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund 41671 All Grad no Field work only, Membership needed One time up to $5,000
American Society of Naturalists Student Research Award January Ecology Grad no Meber of ASN, Must have passed to PhD candidacy, Must be at least 1 year from completing PhD, Cannot have previously received this award One time $2,000
Arnold Arboretum Deland Award for Student Research February Ecology Grad no Advanced undergraduate or graduate student with research relevant to Arnold Arboretum living collection One time up to $10,000
Boston University Clare Booth Luce Spring All Grad yes Pre 3rd year, women, by nomination 2 years Full stipend + tuition
Boston University Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship November All Grad no Post quals, by nomination flexible $4k – $10k
Boston University GSO Travel Grant May All Grad no Department must be represented at meetings July-December up to $500
Boston University Writing Fellowship November All Grad no 1 year 8 month stipend + tuition
Boston University/NSF GLACIER GK-12 Spring All Grad yes, or resident teach 10 hours/week in K-12 classroom 1 year $30,000 Rose Abramoff
Department of Defense National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) 41993 All Grad yes Pre 3rd year 3 years $30,000 Sarah Foster
Department of Defense SMART Scholarship 41988 All Grad yes Placement in DoD lab after graduation for the number of years that you received support flexible $25,000 to $38,000
Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Computer-based Grad no 1st year up to 4 years $36,000
Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship January Ecology Grad 3 years $35,000 Allison Gill
EPA STAR November Environmental Grad Pre 4th year 3 years $25,000
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 41957 All Grad no Before last year of PhD, Under-represented minority 1 year $25,000
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship 41962 All Grad no Under-represented minority 3 years $24,000
Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant 41672 All Grad no 1 year varies, average $1,680 Ken Takagi
Hertz Foundation Hertz Fellowship 41943 All Grad yes, or resident 1st year up to 5 years $32,000
Marine Tech Society Student Scholarships January Marine Grad no MTS membership One time $2,000
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) 41671 Earth Sci Grad no up to 3 years $30,000
National Estuarine Reserve Research System Graduate Research Fellowship Estuarine Grad no research in the national estuarine research reserve system 3 years $20,000
National Park Service George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship 41981 Climate Change Grad no field work in national park Field season $5,000 to $20,000 Caitlin McDonough
New England Botanical Club Graduate Student Research Award March Botany Grad no One time up to $3,000
NOAA Nancy Foster Scholarship Program December Marine Grad yes 3.3 GPA, emphasis women and minority up to 4 years $30,000
Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society Graduate Student Scholarship Rolling Aquatic Plant Management Grad no One time up to $5,000
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 41920 Biology Grad no advanced to candidacy up to 2 years up to $13,000 Pat Sorensen
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute 41956 All Grad yes, or resident for international research in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan 1 summer $5,000, travel expenses Rose Abramoff
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program 41947 All Grad yes, or resident 1st or 2nd year 3 years $40,500 Allison Gill, Steve Decina
NSF-CUAHSI CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship 41929 Hydrology Grad no 1 year $5,000 Ken Takagi
Organization for Tropical Studies Research Fellowship Program October 1/April 1 Tropical Grad no Field-work One time up to $4,200
Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation New American Fellows November All Grad no 1st or 2nd year, under 31 years old, immigrant or child of immigants 2 years $25,000
Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program January All Grad yes advanced to candidacy 1 year $15,000
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) March 15/October 15 All Grad no for research costs, membership advised not specified $400-$1,000
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short-term Fellowship Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct Tropical Grad no 3 months $800 stipend, $2,000 research
Society of Women Geographers Pruitt Dissertation Fellowship 41671 Geography Grad no women 1 year $8,000 to $12,000 Ha Nguyen
Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

Socio-Environmental Synthesis Research for Graduate Students

August All Grad no 2nd and 3rd year graduate students 12-18 months $2,000
Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center

Socio-Environmental Immersion Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

December All Post-doc no Up to 4 years following PhD 2 years
UNCF-Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship December All Grad yes, or resident African American, advanced to candidacy 1 to 2 years $30,000, $10,000 research
US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad June All Grad yes, or resident advanced to candidacy 6 to 12 months travel expenses
Wilderness Society Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarshop Ecology Grad no wildnerness or climate change focus 1 year $10,000
Smithsonian Many, institution specific All
Explorer’s Club Exploration Fund 41948 All Both no Field-work $500-$2,500
Idea Wild Equipment Aid Rolling Conservation Both no For equipment once only $1500
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants Rolling All Both no aged 18-25 One time $2,000-$5,000
Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science Fellowship 41654 All Both no women 1 year up to $10,000
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Postdoctoral Fellowships 41944 Policy Post-doc yes 1 year $55,000 to $85,000
Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Chemistry 41854 Chem or Env.Eng. Post-doc no application comes from PI to appoint a postdoc 2 years $60,000
Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship 41957 All Post-doc no Under-represented minority 3 years 45,000
Harvard University Rowland Junior Fellows Program 41957 All Post-doc no 5 years $66,000
James S. McDonnel Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems June All Post-doc no 2-3 years $100,000
L’Oreal L’Oreal USA for Women in Science Program May All Post-doc yes, or resident women One time $60,000
NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships 41840 Earth Sci Post-doc yes, or resident up to 2 years $87,000
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship 41654 Tropical Post-doc no 3 years $40,000
Society for Conservation Biology and Cedar Tree Foundation Smith Fellowship Program September Conservation Post-doc no 2 years $50,000, $32,000 research, $8,000 travel
UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Science Research Fellowship All Post-doc yes, or resident African American 1 to 2 years $55,000, $15,000 research