The Environmental Studies program encourages undergraduate students to get involved with research both on and off campus. Directed and independent research is seen as an important educational complement to classroom instruction. Opportunities are available for research with experienced faculty on a variety of exciting topics. The Environmental Studies program helps connect students with faculty members and organizations that offer a range of immersive opportunities for field and research experience.
Beyond our partnerships with Tyson Research Center and the Living Earth Collaborative, Environmental Studies students can propose and develop their own research projects and secure funding from the program. Do you have a desire to do research in a particular area of study? Does field work appeal to your outside yearning? Do you have a particular faculty member that you would like to collaborate with on their research? If so, consider applying for an Environmental Studies Grant. Please note that these grants are restricted to Environmental Studies students.
Student Research Funding: This grant is open to students who wish to pursue research that is of interest to them.
Faculty/Student Collaboration: This grant is available to students who wish to collaborate with an Environmental Studies faculty member on their research.
Request for either of the above grants must include a one-page (single-spaced) description of the research, plus a budget. Budget information should include items such as: sample analysis, travel to meetings and/or conferences, equipment, and supplies.
Faculty/student collaboration grants are prepared by a faculty member participating in the environmental studies program, in collaboration with the relevant student(s). The faculty member involved must sign the proposal, and the proposal must provide a description of the student’s involvement and the distribution of effort.
Available Funding Amount
Student Research Funding = up to $500
Faculty/Student Collaboration = up to $2,500
Proposals must be received by December 15 for spring research, April 15 for summer research and August 15 for fall research. Send proposals via email to Environmental Studies. Please contact the Environmental Studies program for more information.