Members of the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) community have easy access to a curated list of global, external funding opportunities for graduate students and postdocs using this new database.  The service is maintained by a collaboration among the School’s Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid, Career and Professional Development (CPD), and Research.

The database contains detailed information on research grants, internship stipends, travel funds, tuition scholarships, and other awards of interest to members of the School’s community.  Opportunities and deadlines are updated frequently - please check back regularly.  We do our best to keep the content of the database current, but if you see an opportunity that appeals to you and whose deadline has passed, click the associated link to see if a new competition has been announced.

If you are aware of a funding opportunity and it is not listed, please forward a link to Pamela Welch for inclusion.  Let’s crowd source the listings so that we have the most comprehensive database available.

Do you have questions or want to provide feedback?  Contact any of the YSE External Funds DB team members:

Open Funding Opportunities

Organization Summary Open Deadline Low High
Eric Hosking Charitable Trust Bursary

Project grant focusing on birds and other Natural history subjects which are of scientific and conservation value through the media of writing, photography, painting or illustration.

September 30, 2023 $900
Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED): Student Internships (Oct)

Paid internships for student to work at an electric utility sponsored by a DEED member utility. 

August 1, 2023 October 15, 2023 $4,000 $5,000
Demonstration of Energy and Efficiency Developments (DEED): Student Research Grants (Oct)

Funding to support research in an energy-related project sponsored by a DEED member utility.

August 1, 2023 October 15, 2023 $4,000 $5,000
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI): Short-Term Fellowships (October)

3-month research grant for graduate students focusing on tropical research.

October 15, 2023 $5,000
Westarctica Conservation Scholarship

An annual $500 graduate research grant for the study of climate change.

October 15, 2023 $500
National Science Foundation (NSF): Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Research grant for post-doctoral researchers on interdisciplinary research of human and natural system processes at diverse scales.

October 16, 2023
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Tuition support for graduate students who are New Americans or children of immigrants in any field of study.

October 26, 2023 $90,000
NOAA Marine Debris Program - FY24 Marine Debris Removal and Interception Technologies

The NOAA Marine Debris Program will award up to $24 million through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the removal of large marine debris throughout the coastal United States, Great Lakes, territories, and Freely Associated States. These removal projects should focus on large marine debris, including abandoned and derelict vessels, derelict fishing gear, and other debris that is generally unable to be collected by hand.

October 27, 2023