Horton Hydrology Research Grant

Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Horton Research Grant for Ph.D. students promotes excellence through encouragement of the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences. Each year the grant has been awarded to up to three students during their candidacy for a Ph.D. degree in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field. The award provides a one-year grant (typically $10,000) to cover research costs and travel expenses related to attendance of the American Geophysical Union fall meeting ($500 U.S. /$1,000 international).


  • Graduate students are eligible at any point in their doctoral program in hydrology, water resources, or a closely related field, with the stipulation that they will be enrolled PhD students throughout the duration of the grant. It is expected that one grant will be directed towards a PhD student in the first half of his/her studies.
  • Appropriate topics may be in hydrology (including its physical, chemical, or biological aspects) or in water resources policy sciences (including economics, systems analysis, sociology and law).
  • U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to apply.
  • Recipients must be active student members of the American Geophysical Union.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Bullitt Environmental Fellowship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field. The Fellowship is offered in memory of longtime Foundation Chair, Priscilla Bullitt Collins. In her honor, an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from a community under-represented in the environmental movement, who has demonstrated exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship, will receive the fellowship award. The Foundation encourages applications from a broad diversity of students, with a particular emphasis on students of color and others who have overcome discrimination or other significant hardships.

Eligible applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program in British Columbia, Washington State or Oregon
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field (although applications are not restricted to graduate students in environmental studies).

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here. To read about a UW graduate student who received this award in 2016, click here.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application deadline:   June 1, 2016

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program is accepting applications for Fall projects beginning September-December.

This program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management.

Although students will become familiar with all the  research being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/internships.aspx


Summer 2016 TA Position in Biology

Application deadline:   May 6, 2016

The Department of Biology has an outstanding opportunity for a Biology Teaching Assistant – Summer 2016. Biology typically hires several non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students. TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels. Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.


Attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors.

For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.


  • Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.
  • Must be able to participate for the entire duration of the course, including final exam grading.
  • Must be available to lead labs and sections between 8 am and 7 pm.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see UW Hires Req. # 132330.

Washington Trail Blazers Scholarship

Application deadline:   May 15, 2016

The Trail Blazers is a volunteer organization that contributes its time, energy and knowledge toward helping the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to enhance recreational alpine fishing. Members participate in a variety of studies, conservation and wilderness protection activities, camp cleanups, stream restoration and trail maintenance, but the fish stocking and surveying activities have given the Trail Blazers their focus that has endured since 1933.

The Trail Blazers are most interested in assisting students who seek a career that will enhance the management of wilderness, natural resources and fisheries science in Washington State’s mountains. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2016. Applicants will be judged on the criteria of scholarship, leadership, integrity and other personal achievements. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career that involves professional work in Washington’s high country. For example, the candidate might be pursuing professional studies in fisheries science, forestry, entomology, wildlife services, geology, botany, wilderness recreation or a related field. Applicants with existing or planned research work in Washington’s high country, especially related to the high lake environment will be given additional preference.

One qualified student will be selected to receive a $1,000 one-time scholarship.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.watrailblazers.org/scholarship/

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

Application deadline:   May 11, 2016

The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.  The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories may range from 3 to 12 consecutive months.

This opportunity — which includes a stipend and travel expenses — is open to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who are have achieved Ph.D. candidacy in a qualified graduate program (physics, chemistry, material sciences, non-medical biology, mathematics, engineering, computer or computational sciences, and select areas of environmental sciences).

Priority research areas are detailed here and complete information about eligibility is available here.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/

Summer 2016+ GSA Position in the Campus Sustainability Fund

Application deadline:   April 10, 2016

The mission of the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) is to create a sustainable campus and foster an environmentally conscious culture by funding student-led projects from a portion of student fees to lessen the university’s environmental impact. The CSF is currently seeking a student to serve as the primary staff point of oversight and management for all aspects of the organization.

The CSF Coordinator will be a team player as well as a self-starter, with excellent collaboration skills and ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff. Other important characteristics for a coordinator include strong project management skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize; flexibility and resilience; creative problem solving skills; ability to gain consensus; ability to manage sensitive situations; superior verbal and written communication skills; and proficiency and comfort presenting to both small and large groups of people.

Start Date: early-June 2016
Hours/Times: 19.5 hours/week, workdays & times flexible
Duration: through June 2017, continuation into future years possible if student status is maintained
Compensation: GSA Package (Tuition Waiver, Health Insurance, Stipend*) *estimated at approx. $2000/mo before taxes


  • Bachelors degree in a related field and currently matriculated in a UW graduate program (or planned for Fall 2016)
  • Approximately 2+ years work experience in related positions or with related functions
  • Interest in and knowledge of sustainability issues both on and off campus
  • High degree of professionalism, integrity and ownership; high energy and results oriented
  • Team player, flexible and open to new ideas and continual improvement or change
  • Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, analysis, project management, and financial reporting/budgeting skills.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook PowerPoint, Word)


  • Knowledge and experience with operational and financial planning
  • Previous program and/or staff management experience
  • Knowledge of UW budget and accounting systems
  • Experience with basic web editing features and HTML
  • Experience with information visualization and/or graphic design


  • Lead the solicitation and vetting of project proposals from UW students, faculty and staff.
  • Support & organize the CSF Committee
  • Track and report on active CSF projects
  • Oversee multiple budgets (both internal and external)
  • Guide strategic initiatives
  • Pursue and secure auxiliary revenue streams
  • Maintain strong relationships with the CSFs myriad of campus partners
  • Manage up to 3 part time staff and 3-6 regular volunteers at any given time
  • Continue to raise the visibility and profile of the CSF throughout UW.

To Apply:
Please visit HuskyJobs (http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs), search for position 100934 and submit a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience and interest in the position. Questions about the position can be directed to csfcoord at uw dot edu.

Bullitt Environmental Leadership Fellowship

Application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is a two-year, $50,000/year fellowship for graduate students interested in pursuing leadership positions within the environmental field.

The fellowship is offered to graduate students attending universities physically located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, southern Alaska, and British Columbia. The Bullitt Foundation supports efforts in these states to build a regional model of a healthy, sustainable environment.

Eligible applicants will be:

  • Currently enrolled in a graduate candidate program, not restricted to environmental studies;
  • Prepared to demonstrate a strong desire and capacity for leadership; and
  • Seeking leadership opportunities to make substantial contributions to the environmental field.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.bullitt.org/programs/environmental-fellowship/

ACSUS-Enders Graduate Fellowship in Canada-US Relations

Application deadline:   March 31, 2016

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) offers a $3,500 graduate fellowship to encourage in depth inclusion of Canadian content in comparative research/projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations as well as Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues.

Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include trade and economics, defense and security cooperation, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment and natural resource management, and agriculture. Other topics include comparative urban planning, health care delivery, multicultural educational policies, environmental law, etc. To enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university, research site or business other than their own conducting research related to their thesis, dissertation or graduate work in the field of Canadian Studies.

Eligible students are enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at an institution in the United States.

For complete informaiton about this opportunity, see: http://acsus.org/programs/enders-student-fellowship

Mellon Fellowship at the New York Botanical Garden’s Humanities Institute

Application deadline:   March 10, 2016

The Humanities Institute, a division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2016 current PhD students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit an application for a project that would expand the Garden’s role in humanities scholarship.

Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; botanical and environmental history, philosophy and policy; urban design and urban social history; cultural anthropology; and botanical exploration and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Specific collections in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and Archives should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic. The Institute is especially interested in combining knowledge from fields within the arts and sciences to promote new thought about the history of botany, and landscape and garden design, and forward new solutions for modern society’s relationship with the build environment.

Fellowship tenure is 9 months (begun between May 1st and September 1st) and includes a $42,000 stipend plus health benefits.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.nybg.org/files/NYBG_CallforFellows–2016.pdf and http://www.nybg.org/education/mertz-library/humanities/fellowship.php