Interdisciplinary Conference Funding for ESPP Specialization and MSU Doctoral Students
For any MSU doctoral student to attend conference or meetings with an interdisciplinary environmental focus. Students must present their work. Up to $500 for domestic and $750 for international travel. ESPP specialization students who have completed two of the four requirements of the program are eligible for additional funds.
Deadline: Jan. 15, April 15 and Oct. 15, annually.
Doctoral Recruiting Fellowship
The Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP) offers one-year Doctoral Recruiting Fellowships for students who will matriculate during the fall semester. The goal of these fellowships is to attract the strongest possible cohort of students to pursue doctoral education focused on the environment at MSU. Students MUST be nominated by their intended home department. Students may not apply directly for these fellowships but should work with their intended home department to prepare their application materials. ESPP is now offering up to $400 in travel grants to bring prospective ESPP students to MSU for a tour, after they have been nominated by their department.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017
NEW! C-FEW Summer Research Fellowship
ESPP announces the Climate, Food, Energy, and Water (C-FEW) Research Fellowship for the Summer of 2016 for Ph.D. students currently enrolled at MSU. The goal of the program is to provide funding to Ph.D. students to support the next generation of scientists and to advance work in climate, food, energy, and water at Michigan State University. The C-FEW Summer Fellowship provides funds to be used to enhance the educational and research experience of graduate students at MSU whose research focuses on the nexus of climate, food, energy and water. Recipients of the Fellowship will be expected to actively engage in C-FEW research during the summer of 2016, organize an ESPP colloquium during Fall 2016, and write a short paper about their work for ESPPulse, a semiannual series published by ESPP.
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2016
ESPP-AgBioResearch Interdisciplinary Team Building Initiative
ESPP and AgBioResearch offer the Interdisciplinary Team Building Initiative, a funding mechanism promoting collaboration among faculty researchers from different disciplines, to enhance our capacity to grow broadly defined interdisciplinary environmental scholarship and to compete for external grants. Applications are due April 15 and Dec. 1, annually.
Visiting Scholars to Advance Science Grants (VISTAS)
ESPP is pleased to offer Visiting Scholars to Advance Science (VISTAS) grants to promote and facilitate development of multi-University research proposals led by MSU faculty in the areas of environmental science, technology and policy. Applications are due Feb. 1 and Sept. 30, annually.
Note to Faculty: Our current funding structure for faculty grants requires all applications and proposals be routed through the above two programs. We are not currently offering funding for faculty travel or conferences outside of the ITBI or VISTAS programs. If you would like to apply for a VISTAS or ITBI grant, please click the above buttons.
Please also see the external funding opportunities on our broader funding pages which includes:
Apply for the Doctoral Recruiting Fellowships
ESPP is no longer accepting applications for the 2016 Doctoral Recruiting Fellowships. Please check back in early 2017 for the next round.
ESPP is pleased to offer Visiting Scholars to Advance Science (VISTAS) grants to promote and facilitate development of multi-University research proposals led by MSU faculty in the areas of environmental science, technology and policy.