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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
Club300 Bird Protection Grant

Support conservation and research on highly threatened or poorly known species.

July 31, 2024 $5,000
Sally Mae Sweepstakes July

$2000 scholarship for US residents

May 11, 2024 July 31, 2024 $2,000
Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge

Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge is open to next gen leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs (18 - 30 years) with fresh solutions to today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges! We’re looking for creative ideas, projects, and business solutions to the problems that matter most to you and your community. We welcome ideas at any stage and from anywhere in the world.

April 1, 2024 July 31, 2024 $10,000
WWF Conservation Leadership Award

$5000 award for young leaders in their community who are making outstanding contributions for the environment

July 31, 2024 $5,000
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine: Research Associateship Programs (June)

Fellowship for graduate, postdoctoral and senior level research at a sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

June 1, 2024 August 1, 2024 $45,000
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation: Merit / Financial Assistance Scholarships

Tuition support for graduate students in any field.

August 15, 2024 $1,000 $3,000
American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) Student Awards

ASBPA awards students in coastal fields who have demonstrated talent and shown promise to become future leaders in the coastal professions. These awards also come with small monetary prizes. These awards are announced during the National Coastal Conference.

August 15, 2024 $500 $600
Race to Inspire Scholarship

Annually Race Entry is offering a $500 scholarship to the winner of our annual “Race to Inspire” essay contest.

January 1, 2024 August 15, 2024 $500