Yale University Student Grants Database (250+ Grants & Fellowships Available)

A comprehensive, searchable list of student grants and fellowships funded and/or administered by Yale. Most of these are available from Yale's schools, departments, programs and councils and are open only to Yale students , while others are national competitions to which Yale nominates candidates. For more information, please visit the Student Grants & Fellowships at Yale University. Applications open on January 2015. 

Eligibility: Open to all Yale students
Preferred locations: Domestic and international
Average Award: Award amounts vary
Deadline: Deadlines vary; based on award/fellowship process
Managed by: Alyssa Student

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Fellowships

The Yale F&ES Summer Internship & Research Project Fund provides funding to Yale F&ES students to support their required (F&ES 006) summer experience. These funds are made possible by a handful of Donors (listed below) and are administered through a Yale F&ES Committee consisting of faculty and staff. Students can apply for funding through the Yale Student Grants Database starting on January 1, 2015.

F&ES Fund
Purpose: To support independent research that has been approved by a faculty adviser, or an internship with an organization that provides little or no funding.

Jubitz Family Endowment for Research Internships Fund
Purpose: To support research in the study of forest ecosystem stewardship in Coastal (or West Side) Forests in Oregon, Washington, Southeastern Alaska, Western Canada and Siberia. Special projects emphasizing the link between science and the legislative process shall be given special preference.
Edward C. Armbrecht Jr. Family Fund
Purpose: To support students as they prepare to become leaders in sustainable forestry, natural resource management and environmental studies, with a non-binding preference for students with an interest in environmental and forest management leadership in West Virginia.
Williams Internships Fund
Purpose: To support students in their research with a preference for work with The Nature Conservancy and equivalent environmental NGOs.
Yale Wildlife and Wildlands Funds
Purpose: To support activities relating to wildlands in the United States, including remote and wilderness areas of the West and the backcountry of the East.

Application Opens: January 1, 2015
Deadline: March 23, 2015
Average award: $400 - $5,000
Managed by: Ladd Flock and Alyssa Student

Yale F&ES Summer Internship / Research Project Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have a summer internship/research project in place by the March 23rd deadline?

If your summer plans will not be in place by April 1, 2015, let Alyssa Student know as soon as possible, so that she can alert the Committee. Knowing this information ahead of time will help the Committee in the planning of distributing funds.

Do I have to complete the ACH/EFH Direct Deposit Form if I already am set-up for direct deposit through the University?

Yes, you will still need to complete the ACH/EFH Direct Deposit form. This is a separate direct deposit process. 

What does bundling of funds mean?

Many students combine funding from additional funds, e.g., TRI, Hixon Center, etc., so that they are able to reserve enough money for their summer internship/research project. The review committee recommends you apply to multiple fund sources as we cannot guarantee you will get the total amount of funds requested from the Yale F&ES Summer Internship/Research Project Fund.

Berkley Conservation Scholars

Funding is provided to Yale F&ES students with a focus in engaging new communities in conservation; expanding the conservation toolkit; and ensuring the permanence of conservation gains

Preferred locations: U.S. land conservation organizations
Average award: $ 6,000
Number of awards: 6 or 7
Deadline: January 5, 2015
Managed by: Professor Brad Gentry

Cameron Speth Fellowships

Funding is provided to students from developing nations and Japan who are conducting internships at National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Preferred Focus: Environmental policy and program development in developing countries
Average award: $ 5,000
Number of awards: 1 award for each organization
Deadline: Spring 2015 (exact date TBD)
Managed by: Alyssa Student

Carpenter/Sperry Fund

Funding is provided as matching funds (up to $2,500) to F&ES students to support internships and research projects, normally during the summer period. Smaller amounts (up to $1000) is available to seed new research, or to help students complete, or present a research project (e.g., a conference poster or a publication).  Support is usually not given merely to attend a conference.

Preferred locations: Domestic or International
Average award: $2,500 (matching money) or $1000 (research seed money)
Number of awards: ~ Approx. 40
Deadline: March 23, 2015
Managed by: Professor Gabe Benoit

Edna Bailey Sussman Fellowship Program

Funding is provided to F&ES students completing a summer internship at a U.S based charitable organizations, business corporations, and governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local levels with a preferred focus in preservation of natural resources, control of pollution, or like subject matter. 

Application Opens: January 1, 2015
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Average award: $6,000
Number of awards: 2
Managed by: Ladd Flock and Alyssa Student

Hixon Center for Urban Ecology Student Research Fellows

The Hixon Center offers funding to F&ES students that have a preferred focus in natural and social science research, education, & outreach projects on urban ecosystem restoration, urban forestry, and project related to pollution of air, water and soil in urban For more information, please click HERE.

Preferred locations: Domestic preferred
Average award: $5,000 - $7,000
Number of awards: 5 to 7
Deadline: Interviewing through March 2015
Managed by: Colleen Murphy-Dunning

MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

The MacMillan Center's Fellowship, grant and award opportunities are available to Yale graduate students and are grouped by eligibility as follows: Yale Graduate and Professional Students, Yale Undergraduate Students, Journalism Awards.

Preferred locations: Various locations around the world
Deadline: Application deadlines are based on the award 

Rosemary Ripley Family Fund

Funding is provided to any Yale graduate and/or professional student having at least one year of course work yet to complete with a preferred focus in incorporate business and conservation / environment elements. These internships must also have a clear international component, i.e. conducting study in another country, with a preferable focus on emerging markets.

Open to all students, with preference given to students from emerging nations who wish to eventually return to their home countries for work.

Preferred locations: Abroad
Average award: $5,000
Number of awards: 2
Deadline: April 2015 (exact day TBD)
Managed by: Deepa Patel, Senior Associate Director, CDO, Yale School of Management

Tropical Resources Institute Endowment Fellowship

TRI provides funding to all currently enrolled F&ES masters and doctoral students that have a preferred focus in both natural and social science research that is interdisciplinary on the management and conservation of tropical resources.

Preferred locations: Tropical regions
Average award: $1,500 to $4,000
Number of awards: 20-30
Deadline: March 23, 2014
Managed by: Simon Queenborough

The Wyss Conservation Scholarship Program

Funding is provided to F&ES plus Yale “at-large” graduate students that have a preferred focus in land conservation in the following locations: Intermountain West; Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and eastern Oregon

Average award: Partial tuition, summer internship ($5,000) and post graduate award
Number of awards: 2 plus 1 “at-large”
Deadline: January 5, 2015 (5:00 pm EST)
Managed by: Tim Northrop, Director, Alumni & Development
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