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Funding Opportunties

PECE Venture Development Funds

October 3, 2017

The Program for Environmental and Civic Engagement (PECE), a new initiative of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES), is excited to announce a new collaboration with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.  Together, we are offering early stage venture grants for undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing entrepreneurial solutions to environmental problems.

Postdoc Opportunity with IBES and The Nature Conservancy

September 12, 2017

IBES is partnering with The Nature Conservancy to support a postdoctoral position through the NatureNet Science Fellows Program. This fellowship, which will be based at Brown University, is designed for outstanding early-career scientists and engineers who seek to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts toward problems at the interface of climate, conservation, technology, and people. The NatureNet Science Fellows program aims to bridge academic excellence and conservation practice to confront climate change, and to create a new generation of conservation leaders who combine the rigor of academic science with real-world application

Applications are being accepted until November 5, 2017. For more information, please click here or view the Call for Applications.

Environmental Studies and Environmental Science Summer Research and Internship Awards

March 20, 2017

Applications may be submitted through Brown UFunds beginning March 24, 2017

 Application Due Date:  Friday, April 14, 2017

IBES is pleased to announce the availability of funding for summer research and internship experiences in fields relevant to the environmental studies and science concentrations at Brown.  These awards are for concentrators who were not eligible to receive university funding, or whose applications for funding were not accepted (ie. LINK, UTRA, Royce, Voss).

IBES Graduate Fellowships

March 20, 2017

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society will award four graduate fellowships for the next academic year. You must be a graduate affiliate of the Institute to be eligible. 

The IBES graduate fellowships will cover a stipend of $36,000 plus tuition, insurance and health fees. If you are interested in applying for one of these fellowships, please fill out the application form found here by April 15, 2017. After you submit your application, we will request a brief letter of support from your faculty advisor. 

Funding decisions will be announced by May 5, 2017.

Voss Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Environmental Science and Communication

February 14, 2017

Applications may be submitted through Brown UFunds beginning January 27, 2017

Extended Deadline:  Sunday, February 26, 2017

Voss Fellowships provide funding and training opportunities for students interested in any aspect of environmental research (in the natural or social sciences) at Brown. They are designed for rising seniors in any concentration who intend to leverage a summer research experience into a senior capstone/honors thesis project. Voss Fellows typically conduct a summer project advised by a Brown faculty member or by a Brown faculty member in conjunction with an environmental practitioner based off-campus. In the fall and spring semesters of their senior year, Voss Fellows are provided with science communication training and networking opportunities. Voss Fellows present a poster of their research findings at annual event in the spring semester.

Meet recent Voss Environmental Fellows and explore their projects here.

IBES Summer Internship Program

February 2, 2017

Applications may be submitted through BrownJIB or BrownConnect beginning February 2, 2017.

Application Due Date:  Tuesday, February 28, 2016.

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society has partnered with three Rhode Island environmental organizations and one in Florida, to offer paid summer internship experiences for Brown Students. These awards allow students to explore career options and engage in experiential learning activities outside of the classroom.   Please note - IBES will provide students with a stipend in place of a salary paid by the organization. 

External Opportunity: National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration Grants

January 30, 2017

The National Geographic Society awards grants for scientific field research and exploration through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must have both a geographical dimension and relevance to other scientific fields and be of broad scientific interest.

Applications are generally limited to the following disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, astronomy, biology, botany, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology.

In addition the committee is emphasizing multidisciplinary projects that address environmental issues (e.g., loss of biodiversity and habitat, effects of human-population pressures).

More information can be found here

IBES Seed Funding and Working Group Proposals

November 28, 2016

IBES Fellows are encouraged to apply for funding to support projects that embody our focus on the intersection of human needs and the environment. There will be three funding categories:

  • Large Research Projects 
  • Working Groups
  • Small Research Projects

Please see the attached Call for Proposals for more information. Questions may be directed to Dov Sax.

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