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
Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program

The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars.

December 8, 2022 $12,000
Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

This competition year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

December 8, 2022 $28,000

This competition year the program will award approximately 24 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. 

September 6, 2022 December 8, 2022 $50,000
Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO): Project Grant

Research grant for individuals studying Colorado birds.

December 9, 2022 $600 $1,500
Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding exploratory/developmental research applications that propose to study the development, validation, feasibility, and effectiveness of innovative mobile health (mHealth) interventions or tools specifically suited for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that utilize new or emerging technology, platforms, systems, or analytics.

August 4, 2021 December 9, 2022

This competition year the program will award approximately 75 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support  (annual stipend US$ 27,000) for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

September 6, 2022 December 15, 2022 $27,000

Research support for graduate students focusing on animal behavior and conservation.

December 15, 2022 $500 $2,000
Bird Studies Canada: James L. Baillie Memorial Fund Regular Grant

The Baillie Fund supports research, monitoring, education, and conservation projects that involve any wild bird species occurring in Canada. Projects must be conducted in Canada, or on Canadian breeding birds on their wintering grounds or along their migratory pathways.

December 15, 2022 $1,000 $5,000