Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

Funding Opportunties

IBES Faculty and Postdoc Travel Awards

September 27, 2019

IBES will competitively award travel grants of up to $2,000 to IBES Faculty Fellows and to postdocs whose primary mentor is an IBES Fellow. These travel grants are generally aimed at supporting travel to a conference where the applicant is presenting research or organizing a session, but other types of travel will be considered on a limited basis, as funding allows. To be eligible, the applicant must (if possible) have applied for alternative funding, e.g., through the Dean of the Faculty’s travel fund. These funds are expected to be used for travel that is concluded by September, 2020.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Environment and Society: Arctic Climate System Modeling

May 16, 2019

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher with skills in Arctic modelling and data analysis and interests in the dynamics of coupled natural and human systems of the Arctic. The researcher will work with an interdisciplinary team of climate modelers, economists and geographers to plan and implement analyses of feedbacks between atmosphere-ice-ocean dynamics and transportation risk analysis. The successful candidate will have expertise in computational methods and utilizing complex datasets.  

IBES Summer Internship Program - Audubon Society of Rhode Island

April 15, 2019

Applications may be submitted through Handshake beginning Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Application Due Date:  Monday, April 22 at 5:00PM

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society has partnered with Grow Smart Rhode Island to offer a paid summer internship experience for Brown University students.  This award allows the selected student to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside of the classroom.  Please note - IBES will provide student with a stipend in place of a salary paid by the organization. 

IBES Summer Internship Program - Grow Smart RI Opportunity

April 10, 2019

Applications may be submitted through Handshake beginning Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Application Due Date:  Monday, April 22 at 5:00PM

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society has partnered with Grow Smart Rhode Island to offer a paid summer internship experience for Brown University students.  This award allows the selected student to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside of the classroom.  Please note - IBES will provide student with a stipend in place of a salary paid by the organization. 

Environmental Studies and Sciences Undergrad Summer Research and Internship Awards

March 20, 2019

Applications may be submitted through Brown UFunds beginning March 20, 2019 

Application Due Date:  Tuesday, April 09, 2019

IBES has some funding available for substantive summer research and internship experiences in fields relevant to the environmental studies and sciences concentrations at Brown.  These awards are for ENVS concentrators who were not eligible to receive university funding, or whose applications for funding were not accepted (ie. LINK, UTRA, Royce, Voss).  Students who apply for the IBES award, but are offered summer 2019 funding from another source, MUST accept that opportunity in lieu of IBES Funding. 

Eligible students who receive summer funding from a source that does not offer a summer earnings waiver may request to receive an IBES DSEW.  For instance an ENVS concentrator who accepted a Royce Fellowship may ask IBES to provide them with a Department Summer Earnings Waiver (DSEW).

IBES Summer Internship Program - Nature Conservancy’s Palmyra Program

February 28, 2019

We will be accepting online applications via Handshake 

Application Due Date:  Wednesday, March 13, 11:59pm

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) has partnered with the Nature Conservancy’s Palmyra Program to offer a paid summer internship experience through the IBES Summer Internship Program.  This award will allow a Brown University student to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside of the classroom.  Please note - IBES will provide the intern with a stipend in place of a salary paid by the organization.

Voss Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Environmental Science and Communication

January 9, 2019

Applications may be submitted through Brown UFunds beginning January 25, 2019

Application Deadline:  Friday, February 15, 2019

Voss Fellowships are the premier training and funding opportunities for undergraduates interested in environmental research at Brown, offering awardees a large stipend, plus additional funds for research expenses. They are open to rising seniors in any concentration who intend to pursue a summer research experience that will become the framework for their honors thesis.

Voss Fellows must have their summer project advised by either a Brown University professor or Brown faculty member in conjunction with an environmental practitioner based off-campus. During the fall and spring semesters of their senior year, Voss Fellows are provided with science communication training and professional development opportunities. Voss Fellows also present a poster of their research findings at an annual event in the spring semester.

Meet past Voss Environmental Fellows and explore their projects here.

IBES-Leadership Alliance Summer Internship

November 2, 2018

In the summer of 2019, the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society is launching its second year of the IBES-Leadership Alliance Internship for Advanced Undergraduate Environmental Science and Studies MajorsThis 9-week summer program, running from June 2 - August 3, will pair undergraduate interns with an IBES faculty mentor to receive one-on-one training in academic research. The internship includes a competitive stipend, housing, and travel. This summer, the program will accept six students with academic backgrounds in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Studies, from any physical or social science discipline.

For more information about eligibility, potential research projects, and the summer experience, check out the the Leadership Alliance website, list of faculty mentors, or program flyer.

Applications will be accepted beginning November 1st. The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2019.

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

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