LISTINGS (includes fellowships; excludes internships)

Fall 2018 Richard & Catherine Becker Graduate Research Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2018

Announcing the availability of two valuable graduate research fellowships for graduate students in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy made possible by a generous gift from the Beckers to the College of Science in November 2016.

Read the announcement for details and find out how to apply at:

Download a PDF of all the information at

Summer 2018 Research Fellowship (Office of the Provost)

Deadline: January 19, 2018

Complete details and how to apply:

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Virginia Sea Grant 2018 Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship

Deadline: December 8, 2017

Click here for full details:

Application Submission & eSeaGrant
Applications must be submitted online via eSeaGrant. If you plan to apply, we recommend registering for eSeaGrant at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. VASG will not accept late applications under any circumstances (e.g., internet delays), so please allow ample time to submit your application in advance of the deadline.

American Meteorological Society (AMS) – Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: January 12, 2018

The AMS Fellowship Program supports first-year graduate students in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences. Prospective candidates from the fields of atmospheric sciences, chemistry, computer sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, hydrology, mathematics, oceanography, and physics are encouraged to apply. The fellowship is for nine months.

Applicant must:

  • Be entering their first year of full-time graduate study at an accredited U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application.
  • Be pursuing a degree in the atmospheric or related sciences.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold permanent resident status. 

Award amount:

  • $25,000 stipend.
  • Partial travel support to attend the AMS Annual Meeting.


Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) Doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: February 5, 2018

(1) ConocoPhillips/SMSC Conservation Research Fellow

(2) Jacquemin Family Foundation Fellow

Both fellowships are intended to support students conducting original research in an area of conservation and are available beginning fall 2018. Each includes five years of support with a stipend (9 months) of $28,000, health insurance, and tuition coverage at in-state rates. Awardees will be required to enroll full-time in a related PhD program at George Mason University. Additional requirements will be shared during the application process.

Preference will be given to students: (1) who will work on a research project involving collaboration between Mason and Smithsonian Institution investigators, and (2) whose mentor(s) are actively collaborating with SMSC (e.g., accepting practicum/research students, unpaid instruction, etc.).

Details regarding the application process, deadline for applications, selection process, and timing of the announcement of the awards will be provided to those interested in serving as mentors (chair/co-chair).


Cody W. Edwards, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Graduate Education
Interim Executive Director, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
Office of the Provost
George Mason University
4400 University Dr., MSN 3A2
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-993-4564 (Fairfax)
540-635-0461 (SMSC)

Environmental Jobs/Internships search sites

The Student Conservation Association Internships
The Environmental Careers Organization
Earth Watch Institute
Environmental Education Directory
Environment Virginia – Jobs
Smithsonian Institution – Internships
Environmental Career Center – Green Careers
Sustainability Degrees – Careers in Sustainability (info)