FUNDING and OPPORTUNITIES

Undergraduate Tacarie checking a fish trap in a GSU campus pond, as part of our project monitoring their recovery after dredging

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) FELLOWSHIPS

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds several opportunities for graduate students and trainees, including the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology. Both of these fellowships require the trainee to write and submit the grant with the help of a research faculty member. Both are usually due in the Fall semester.

ECOLOG LISTSERV

This listserv is run by the Ecological Society of America. Create an account and sign up to receive emails related to job opportunities and graduate school positions (among other things) in fields related to ecology. 

LOUISIANA SEAGRANT FELLOWSHIPS

The Louisiana SeaGrant office supports funding opportunities for undergraduate and Master's level research projects. They also work with graduate students to apply for fellowship programs throughout the SeaGrant system. They also provide other opportunities such as conferences, workshops, and employment.

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POST-BAC PROGRAM

The Hot Metal Bridge post-baccalaureate program is a two-semester fellowship program designed to help talented students from groups traditionally underrepresented in their academic disciplines, including first-generation graduate students and those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, to bridge the gap between an undergraduate degree and a graduate training program. 

FUNDED MASTER'S PROGRAMS

In many cases PhD students are given preference for stipend and tuition support, and Master's students have to pay to complete their degree. Dr. Stacy Farina (Howard University) maintains a list of programs that DO fund their Master's students. Check this list if you're thinking about pursuing a Master's degree.