Funding Sources

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Below are a number of funding opportunities available primarily to graduate students. They are listed by the month in which the application is due. The most recent year of information is given in parentheses; interested students should contribute revised information when possible. For visual convenience, the following icons are used to distinguish among funding categories:

Leaf.gif - Botany
Recycle-logo.gif - Ecology
Bug-icon.gif - Entomology
Frog-icon.gif - Herpetology
Fish-icon.gif - Ichthyology
Bird-icon.gif - Ornithology
Earth-icon.gif - Environment

Multiple Deadlines

(2017): Genetics Society Heredity Fieldwork and Training Grants

Recycle-logo.gif (2017): National Geographic Grant Programs
Leaf.gif (2017): Heliconia Society International - Student Research Grants


Leaf.gif (2018): Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society
Bird-icon.gif (2018): Frances M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat
Leaf.gif (2018): Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany
Earth-icon.gif (2018): GCA Award in Desert Studies
Earth-icon.gif (2018): Robert and Patricia Switzer Environmental Fellowship

(2018): GCA Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies

15 January

Leaf.gif (2018): GCA Awards in Tropical Botany
Bird-icon.gif (2018): COA Mini-Grant

30 January

(2018): Systematics Research Fund, Linnean Society of London

31 January

Earth-icon.gif (2018): The Zone VI Fellowship in Urban Forestry
Leaf.gif (2018): Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship


01 February

Leaf.gif (2018): Zeller Summer Scholarship in Medicinal Botany
Leaf.gif (2018): The Joan K. Hunt and Rachel M. Hunt Summer Scholarship in Field Botany
Leaf.gif (2018): GCA Summer Scholarship in Field Botany

03 Febrary

Earth-icon.gif (2017): P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

05 February

Earth-icon.gif (2018): The Mary T. Carothers Summer Environmental Scholarship
Earth-icon.gif (2018): Clara Carter Higgins / GCA Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Earth-icon.gif (2018): The Caroline Thorn Kissel Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship
Earth-icon.gif (2018): The Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship

10 February

(2017): Dr. Michael Lefor Wetland Science Research Grant
(2017): Les Mehrhoff Plant Biodiversity Preservation Grant

13 February

(2017): Hudson River Foundation - Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship


(2018): Connecticut State Museum of Natural History Student Research Awards
(2018): Albert R. and Alma Shadle Fellowship in Mammalogy
(2018): American Society of Mammalogists Fellowship in Mammalogy
(2018): James L Patton Award for Museum-Based Mammalogy Research

01 March

Leaf.gif (2010): New England Botanical Club Graduate Student Research Awards

08 March

Leaf.gif (2010): American Society of Plant Taxonomists Graduate Student Research Grants

15 March

(2018): Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research


(2018): Society of Systematic Biologists Awards for Graduate Student Research

11 April

(2008): Center for Conservation and Biodiversity Research Awards


(2017): Dansforth Conservation Grant


Bug-icon.gif (2010): MUVE Shripat Kamble Urban Entomology Graduate Student Award for Innovative Research

(2018): ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship

Bird-icon.gif (2018): Kushlan Research Award for Scientific Advances in the Biology, Ecology, or Conservation Biology of Wading Birds


1 October

(2018): Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research

22 October

(2018): NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)


Leaf.gif (2017): Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society Graduate Student Scholarship

(2017): Australian Biological Resources Study Grants


Recycle-logo.gif (2017): GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration

1 December

(2017): Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP)