Additional external fellowships
American Association for the Advancement of Science - A ten week summer program that places 20 students in the natural and social sciences and engineers to work as reporters, researchers or production assistants with media organizations nationwide. The program is designed to strengthen connections between science and the media. Fellows will receive a weekly stipend and paid travel expenses.
American Iris Society – A $2,000 scholarship for U.S. citizens enrolled in graduate studies in the field of plant sciences. There is no application. Applicant should send resume, transcript, outline of research program or goals, and verification of above from an academic advisor.
American Meteorological Society (AMS) - The fellowships are available to students entering their first year of graduate school. Student should pursue a related full-time course of study in atmospheric, oceanic or hydrologic sciences over a full academic year. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status.
American Museum of Natural History - Various short term research grants available for support of studies in fields of zoology, anthropology, mineral sciences, and museum education. Awards range from $200 to $1,000.
American Wildlife Research Foundation - Funding for research on fish, wildlife, and other natural resources, or for conservation and education projects. The maximum grant is $2,000.
Atlantic Salmon Foundation - Offers fellowships of up to $3,000 to North American residents seeking to improve their knowledge or skills in Atlantic salmon biology, management or conservation. Also an award for overseas travel, study and research benefiting wild Atlantic salmon.
Chicago Zoological Society - Funding for research on conservation or human impacts on the environment, including threatened species or habitats, sustainable use, wildlife management, and restoration. Grants ordinarily will not exceed $5,000. In appropriate cases a grant may be used to initiate a project that will help the applicant secure additional funding for the project from other sources.
Creativity Center Fellowship - A residential fellowship to provide eight weeks away from the distractions of normal life to pursue an independent study of an innovative project or creative idea. Offers transportation to and from Midland, room and board, and a stipend of $750. Project ideas must have impact in fellows' field.
The Explorers Club - Funding for scientific expeditions, exploration, and field research. Maximum funding is $1,200.
Garden Club of America - Various awards to assist with studies and fieldwork in the area of tropical botany and other environmental programs. Need not be a U.S. citizen. Send SASE for more information on programs available.
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - Five fellowships of $10,000 each for support during the writing stage for projects in any of the natural and social sciences and humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression and dominance in the modern world. Awards range from $15,000 to $35,000 for one to two years.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowship - For a student to work at the museum site with the museum collection for six to eight weeks between June and August. Stipend award of $2,500.
Lindbergh Grant - Approximately 10 grants of up to $10,500 are awarded each year for research and education proposals that address furthering a balance between nature and technology. The grants program is international in scope and citizens of all countries are eligible.
The Nature Conservancy Small Grants Program - The Michigan Chapter Grants for research that will assist the Michigan Chapter of TNC in the protection and management or rare species and communities in Michigan, especially on Conservancy preserves. Grant maximum is $2,000.
NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology. For the 2009-2010 academic year, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships provide support of up to $32,000: a 12-month stipend of $20,000, in addition to an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000; and up to $20,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility.
NOAA Graduate Sciences Program - The GSP is designed to provide employment opportunities and work experience to qualified graduating seniors and graduate students in engineering, biology, environmental law, socio-economics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, physical science, computer science, geography and geology. The GSP pays for tuition, books, lab fees, a housing allowance at the selected university, travel expenses, and salary during 16 weeks of NOAA work experience per year for each participant at a NOAA research facility.
Rockefeller Foundation - To assist men and women of outstanding promise to make significant contributions to research and teaching or public service in the future as potential staff members of developing-country institutions associated with the Foundation.
Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society - Research awards are made to support scientific investigation in any field. Funds can be requested for the purchase of specific equipment, travel, and living expenses necessary to undertake the proposed research project. Maximum awards range from $600 to $1,000.
Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund - Priority given to projects that enhance biodiversity and maintain ecosystems, field studies, environmental education programs, development of techniques that can be used in a natural environment and captive propagation programs that stress an integrative and/or multidisciplinary approach to conservation. Maximum funding is $1,000.
Udall, Morris K. Scholarship & Excellence in National Environmental Policy - For students in their final year of writing their dissertation in the area of environmental public policy and conflict resolution. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Wenner-Gren Foundation Anthropological Research - Awards for research in all branches of anthropology and in related disciplines pertaining to the sciences of man including basic research to aid in the thesis or dissertation work. Amount varies with program.
World Nature Association - Funds for conservation research, conservation education, and sustainable development in areas outside of the United States. Emphasis on involvement of local people, applied research, and “start-up” projects. Maximum grant is $2,000.