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  Student Grants & Fellowships at Yale University. Deadlines to apply vary based on the award/fellowship process.

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Fellowships

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Fellowships provide 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 date TBD.

The deadline to apply for funding is TBD. Awards range from $400 - $5,000, depending on the location of the project and the student's need. 

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.

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 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 in U.S. land conservation organizations. 

The average award is $6,000 and up to 7 students may be awarded. The award process is managed by Professor Brad Gentry and the Career Development Office. Please download the Berkley Scholars Internship Award Application and submit it to Alyssa Student no later than January 5, 2016.

Cameron Speth Fellowships

The Cameron Speth Fellowship provides funding for students from developing nations and Japan to carry out summer internships at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), two institutions founded by former F&ES Dean Gus Speth.   Speth received the Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation of Japan in 2002 and donated part of his award to the NRDC and WRI in honor of his wife, Cameron.  One student at each organization will be awarded a fellowship for a 10 to 12 week internship over the summer of 2015.   Fellowship award amounts are determined by and paid by each host organization.

Candidate eligibility and selection criteria:
  • Master's degree students are to come from developing countries or Japan;
  • Likely to contribute to environmental policy and program development in developing countries, and (have the) potential to reach others through future teaching and research, or as policymakers and/or program managers;
  • Master's degree students returning to F&ES in the fall of 2016.

Fellowship, World Resources Institute; Log in to FESNext for full details and to apply. Application deadline extended is TBD .

Fellowship, Natural Resources Defense Council; Log in to FESNext for full details and to apply. Application deadline is TBD.

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.

Up to 40 awards are given each year. The award process is managed by Professor Gabe Benoit. For more information and to apply, please email Gabe directly at: gabouryb@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is TBD.

Edna Bailey Sussman Fellowship Program

Funding is provided to F&ES students completing a summer internship at a U.S based charitable organization, business corporation, 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. 

A total of 3 awards will be given to F&ES students in the amount of $6,000.

Information on how to apply will be posted at a later date in the Fall semester. 

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 areas. Domestic is preferred. 

Awards range from $5,000.00 - $7,000.00 and up to 7 awards are given. The process is managed by Colleen Murphy-Dunnin. 
For more information, please click HERE. The deadine to apply is March 2016.

Moran Fellowship

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP) jointly organize the Moran Environmental Fellowship. The Fellowship supports a paid summer internship with the NRDC and is open to students at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. This fellowship funds summer work in across NRDC. Students should reach out to NRDC staff directly to seek out and apply for positions and apply for this Fellowship when a position is secured.

One award is given with an average award amount being $6,000. The deadline to apply is TBD. Students can apply through the Yale Student Grants Database beginning in January 2015. 

Please email Josh Galperin directly at, joshua.galperin@yale.edu, with questions. 

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. 

Application deadlines are based on the award. Students can apply through the Student Grants & Fellowships at Yale University.

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 Yale students, with preference given to students from emerging nations who wish to eventually return to their home countries for work. Work abraod is preferred.

The award process is managed by the Yale School of Management Career Development Office. There will be a total of 2 awards given at $5,000 each. The deadline to apply is TBD. Please see below the document for application instructions. 

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 with a preferred location being in tropical regions. 

Awards range from $1,500 to $4,000 and approx. 20-30 awards are granted each cycle. The award process is managed by Simon Queenborough. The deadline to apply is TBD.

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.

The award average is partial tuition of up to $29,130 , plus $5,000 towards a summer internship and a post graduate award up to $34,956 . The number of awards are 2 plus 1 'at large.' The deadline to apply is TBD. Please contact Tim Northrop in Development and Alumni Relations for more information. 
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