Institute at Brown for Environment and SocietyIBES

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).

Each awardee will be required to submit a feedback form at the end of their research/internship experience.  In addition, the external organization or mentor the awardee worked with, will be asked to submit a feedback form.

Eligibility: These awards are available to Environmental Studies and Environmental Science concentrators who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors at Brown in fall 2017. 


  • $3,500 stipend (domestic projects), $5,000 stipend (international projects)
  • Department Summer Earnings Waiver (DSEW) awards for students who qualify


  1. These awards are designed to fund substantive summer experiences that involve full-time or close to full-time commitments over an 8-12 week period. Partial funding can be awarded for shorter or less intensive experiences.
  2. These awards may not be combined with other funding from Brown, such as UTRAs, Voss, Royce, or Link awards. Students receiving partial funding from an employer or provider of an internship or research experience may receive supplemental funding from IBES to bring the total summer stipend to the level of a regular stipend (i.e., $3,500 for a U.S. experience and $5,000 for one abroad).

Application Due Date:  Friday, April 14, 2017

Applications Submitted to Brown UFunds site will include the following:

  1. Provide the name and contact information for the individual (e.g., a faculty member at Brown or another university) or organization that you plan to work with this summer.
  2. Describe the length of the position (number of weeks) and estimated number of hours per week that you expect to work with this individual or organization this summer.
  3. Describe (fewer than 300 words) the work associated with this position that you expect to conduct this summer.
  4. Describe (fewer than 300 words) how you believe this experience will benefit you academically and professionally.
  5. List other funding sources you have applied for to fund this position (including pending applications). 
  6. Applicants must have their supervisor/mentor upload to the UFunds site by April 21, 2017 a Supervisor Statement Form with an attached statement on letterhead which includes: (1) Organization or research project description, (2) Opportunity description including: a. How this experience will advance the core mission of the organization/research and the potential impact of the student’s work, b. Extent of organization/mentor engagement, supervision and support of the student, and (3) Confirmation that student is in consideration or has been offered/accepted the opportunity. Click here to download the Supervisor Form.

For a PDF of the application guidelines, please click here


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