Are you an environmentally-conscious graduate student? The deadline for this program is quickly approaching, but this is a wonderful opportunity for any student interested in researching and promoting a greener, more sustainable campus:
Campus Ecology Fellowship Program
National Wildlife Federation
The sponsor offers Fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students to confront global warming on their campuses and help to educate and engage the campus community on global warming impacts and solutions.
NWF Fellowships allow students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects to confront global warming on campus and in the community. Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts. Campus Ecology program supports that mission by offering Fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students working with other members of the faculty, staff, or administration on projects designed to help reverse global warming on campus and beyond.
The Fellow will be asked to assist the Campus Ecology Southeast Field Coordinator in the development of a Climate Action Network of campuses in the region. Key responsibilities include: Engage representatives (including students, faculty, staff and administration) from 10-20 campuses in discussions regarding successes and limitations that they have encountered when working to implement projects intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through conference calls, meetings, etc.; Identify network needs and opportunities for collaboration to further accelerate a regional shift toward clean, renewable energy and carbon neutrality; Create tools for improved communication and sharing of resources and best practices among partner schools, as well as local businesses, non-profits and community organizations such as website development or other online tools; Support the organization of at least one gathering or summit to educate representatives from member campuses and provide time for face-to-face networking; and Initiate the development of a regional Climate Action Plan involving the Network of schools and their surrounding communities.
Undergraduate or graduate students from any college or university in the Southeastern United States (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama or Mississippi) are eligible to apply. Applications are invited from students in all disciplines and are not limited to environmental studies majors.
The Fellowship is for a term of 15 months. Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,000.
Address: 11100 Wildlife Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Please contact the Office of Research & Grants Administration if interested in this opportunity: Grants@cofc.edu
For many other fellowship, scholarship, grant, and internship opportunities, visit the Paying for Grad School section of our website. We update it often, and we list opportunities for students in every discipline.