Environmental Fellowships and Grants

This database contains the names and contact information of foundations that have funded environmental and social justice projects in the past.


The Academy of Natural Sciences: Jessup and McHenry Awards

Jessup funds are awarded competitively to predoctoral and postdoctoral students to conduct collection-based studies contributing to their studies under the supervision or sponsorship of a member of the curatorial staff of the Academy. Such studies can be in any specialty in which these curators have expertise. The McHenry Fund is similarly intended, but is restricted to botanists. Awards are restricted to those who wish to conduct their study at the Academy. Students commuting within the Philadelphia area are ineligible. Roundtrip travel costs up to a total of $500 per student for students of North America and $1,000 per student for those outside North America are allowed. The minimum duration of an award is two weeks; the maximum is 16 weeks. The stipend for subsistence currently is $250 per week. The provision of scientific supplies and equipment is the responsibility of the student and the sponsoring curator. Further information and application forms are available from the address given.

Advanced Simulation and Training Fellowships

The Link Foundation awards up to five fellowships to qualified doctoral students in academic institutions per year, with each grant totaling $25,000 to support students while they complete their dissertation research. This program, in place since 1990, has awarded fellowships—approximately $1.3 million worth—to qualifying doctoral students studying in the simulation and training field at U.S. and Canadian universities. No limitations have been placed on citizenship.

Aldo Leopold Leadership Program

The Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship supports Fellows to participate in two separate one-week training sessions and offers other services and non-financial resources associated with outreach and leadership skill development during their Fellowship year and beyond. Fellows will find great value in the peer networking with other Fellows and mentoring from past Fellows and the program's trainers. Please note that there is no direct financial award or stipend associated with this Fellowship.

Alston / Bannerman Fellowship Program

The Alston / Bannerman Fellowship Program is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color. The program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic and environmental justice. The program provides resources for organizers to take sabbaticals for reflection and renewal. To qualify for a fellowship, applicants must be a person of color; have more than ten years of community organizing experience; be committed to continuing to work for social change; and live in the United States or its territories. While most fellows have been paid organizers, an applicant's work can be as a volunteer organizer or leader, or involve a mix of paid and unpaid work. Beyond the basic eligibility criteria, the program seeks applicants whose work attacks root causes of injustice by organizing those affected to take collective action; challenges the systems that perpetrate injustice and effects institutional change; builds their community's capacity for self-determination and develops grassroots leadership; acknowledges the cultural values of the community; creates accountable participatory structures in which community members have decision-making power; and contributes to building a movement for social change by making connections between issues, developing alliances with other constituencies, and collaborating with other organizations.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

The Fellowships help to establish and nurture critical links between federal decision-makers and scientific professionals to support public policy that benefits the wellbeing of the nation and the planet.

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: American Association for Geodetic Surveying Graduate Fellowship

A $2,000 fellowship award for one graduate student to be used for graduate study in a program with a significant focus on geodetic surveying or geodesy. Preference will be given to applicants having at least two years of employment experience in the surveying profession.

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: CAGIS Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship for a fulltime undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a cartography, GIS or other mapping science curriculum in a four year degree granting institution.

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: Joseph F. Dracup Scholarship

A $2,000 award for a student enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program with a significant focus on geodetic surveying.

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: Nettie Dracup Memorial Scholarship

A $2,000 award for a student enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program with a significant focus on geodetic surveying.

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