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+ STEAMworks

  • Expo will be held Thu, Apr 14, times TBA
  • Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom
  • Application deadline EXTENDED to Feb 14!  Details at the STEAMworks website.
  • STEAMworks - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics - seeks applications for its upcoming Expo that will engage local high school and college students and inspire them to pursue studies and careers in STEAM fields.
  • Applications are sought from UA student clubs, labs, or classes working on an exciting STEAM project with a hands-on component for a one-day expo that will engage and inspire high school and college students about the STEAM fields.

+ AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee

  • Application deadline Feb 14
  • Call for Appplications:  The AGU Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee seeks applicants for the 2016 year (membership for up to 2 years).
  • Currently, the committee is composed of 7 students who serve 1-2 years (Feb-Jan).  Meetings are held once every month and are led by the committee chair, who is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Hydrology section.
  • For 2016, the committee is looking for 3 new members as well as 1 new co-chair.
  • We encourage all eligible students to apply for a committee position.
  • Application includes:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Statement on why you want to serve on the committee and why you would make a good committee member or co-chair (maximum 250 words)
  • Submit your application to the current chair, Tim van Emmerik
  • Questions about the work of the committee or the application? Contact Tim van Emmerik

+ NASA DEVELOP Applied Science Program

  • Application deadline Feb 12
  • DEVELOP is a NASA Applied Sciences training and development program.
  • Students, recent graduates, transitioning career professionals, and veterans of the Armed Forces for work as a team on Earth science research projects, mentored by science advisors from NASA and partner agencies to demonstrate the innovative uses of NASA Earth science data for environmental policy decision making.
  • DEVELOP is an interdisciplinary program that seeks participants with interests in a variety of fields, such as Earth science, remote sensing, environmental science, computer science, GIS, technology, environmental policy, liberal arts (technical writing, graphic design, etc.), and economics.
    • Participants conduct team-based projects over a span of 10 weeks in the spring, summer, and fall terms, and projects vary from ecological forecasting, air quality, water resources, forestry, and disasters to climate, oceans, agriculture, and more.
    • Each project collaborates with science mentors and end-users to address environmental and policy concerns using NASA satellite imagery and geospatial software.
    • Locations are across the United States, including 2 California nodes in the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View and the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena.
  • Learn more at the DEVELOP website
  • Questions?  Contact Vickie Ly at

+ Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates, Summer 2016

  • Application deadline February 5, 2016
  • This summer internship opportunity for undergraduates will be held June 6-July 29.
  • Offered by the Urban Water Innovation Network (Colorado State University)
  • Where possible, pairs of students--one in social sciences and one in natural sciences--will be placed with a team of mentors in each of the six study regions of the Network:
    • Front Range of Colorado, Mid-Atlantic, Tucson-Phoenix Sun corridor, South Florida, California, Pacific Northwest Cascadia.
  • Students in the program will receive a stipend of $4000 plus on-campus or near-campus housing and a food allowance of $400 for the 8-week program.
    • Funds are available for students to travel to the kickoff meeting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, and from there to their research site.  A small pool of funds is available to help defray the costs of travel back home for those students in need of assistance.
  • See the Undergraduate Research Program website for the Online Application and details about the program, activities, goals, and a list of project descriptions (see tabs at top of page).

+ NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) for Juniors

  • Application deadline February 2, 2016
  • Summer internship opportunity for juniors in a wide range of disciplines (e.g. biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth/atmospheric science, meteorology, engineering, match)
  • NASA SARP invites highly motivated undergraduates (juniors) who will be rising seniors in summer 2016 to apply for participation in the 8th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program.
  • Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric solar radiation, gases, and aerosols. They will also use remote sensing data collected during the program from the NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Students will also participate in taking measurements at field sites and work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.
    • Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected.
  • SARP participants will receive a $5,000 stipend and a travel allowance, as well as free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens attending a U.S. college of university majoring in a STEM discipline.
  • For more information, email
  • You can watch a video about the program here:

+ SOARS Summer Undergraduate Internship

  • Application deadline February 1, 2016
  • SOARS is a summer research internship for students interested in the atmospheric and related sciences based at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.  The program provides multiple years of summer research, strong mentoring, and community support.
  • Eligible disciplines include atmospheric sciences, meteorology, geography, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, computing, and the social sciences.
  • Students are invited to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth's atmosphere and to use that understanding to improve life on Earth.
  • SOARS particularly seeks to involve students from groups that are historically  under-represented in the sciences (based on ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, first-generation, etc.), including those who have worked to overcome educational or economic disadvantagess or those who have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.
  • Benefits in the summer include a competitive wage, housing, and travel to and from Boulder, as well as funding for conferences and undergraduate or graduate education throughout the year.
  • Apply at the SOARS website

+ Amgen Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

  • Application deadline February 1, 2016* /*except for CalTech placement, February 15, 2016
  • The Amgen Scholars Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty members at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research.
  • In addition to the ten renowned U.S. host institutions, U.S. students may also apply to be Amgen Scholars at leading institutions in Japan, Kyoto University and The University of Tokyo.
  • Students do not have to be attending one of the U.S. or Japanese host institutions to participate.
  • Applications are now online and close February 1, 2016 (except for applicants to California Institute of Technology, February 15).
  • See the Amegen website (Programs for Students > Amgen Scholars Program) for complete details. 
    • Click on the host institution in which you are interested.  After reading about the program at that particular institution, follow the link to that institution's Amgen Scholars website.

+ William G. McGinnies Graduate Scholarship in Arid Lands Studies

  • Application deadline February 1, 2016
  • The McGinnies Graduate Scholarship provides support to graduate students whose dissertation research concerns physical and biological processes in the world's arid and semiarid lands.
  • The annual scholarship of $2500 is celebrated with a luncheon at the historic Arizona Inn.
  • Any UA doctoral student is eligible.  All recipients must be approved by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • See the SNRE-McGinnies webpage for complete details regarding eligibility and application requirements.

+ Student Showcase

  • Applications are due January 31 at 11:59 PM Sunday
  • Student Showcase features undergraduate and graduate student scholarship
  • Note: Showcase is no longer associated with Homecoming weekend
  • Showcase will be held Wed, Feb 24 from 9 am to 5 pm in front of the Student Union
  • Categories for awards and prizes have been reduced to simplify judging.  They include:
    • Community & Society
    • Creative Expression
    • Education
    • Research
  • $1000s of dollars in awards and prizes will be made!
  • See the GPSC Showcase website for details

+ UA Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Awards in Graduate Education

  • Call for Nominations-Applications - deadline Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at close of business day
  • The Graduate College seeks nominations for awards that acknowledge faculty and professionals who excel in their teaching and mentoring of graduate and professional students
  • Two awards will be given, and each winner will receive $2500, a medallion, and a plaque. The recipients will be honored during the Awards of Distinction Reception and Ceremony in April 2016.
  • Tenure-track, tenured, and non-tenure eligible faculty who can demonstrate a long-standing commitment to graduate education are eligible for nomination.
    • Candidates may be nominated by students, staff, faculty members, department heads, graduate program directors, or deans.
  • There is no specific format for the nomination packet, but please include:
    • A nominatino letter, specifically addressing the candidate's qualifications for the award. there may be multiple signatories on the nomination letter.
    • A curriculum vitae for the nominee
    • List of graduate courses taught within the last 3 years
    • Teaching evaluations and student evaluations from the last 3 years
    • Letters of support with at least 2 letters from graduate students
  • All nomination packets are due on Friday, Jan 8, 2016, by close of business and should be submitted using the online form at the Graduate College website.
  • Questions?  Contact Cynthia Ann Bjerk-Plocke at

+ Arizona Project WET Educators

  • Application deadline open until positions filled
  • Arizona Project WET is now hiring Water Educators! 
  • Water Educators deliver locally relevant water education programs to Tucson-area school districts. 
  • Positions are open to UA students and require morning availability (7:30 am to 1:00 pm) at least two weekdays (M-F).  Complete details on the Arizona Project WET announcement.
  • This is a great opportunity for students who are motivated by the desire to conserve and interested in sharing their passion for science with young engaged learners.
  • To apply, visit the Arizona WET website.

+ UA Renewable Energy Network (REN) Fellowship

  • Application deadline Tuesday, December 15
  • The UA Renewable Energy Network (REN) Summer Fellowship program offers summer Fellowships to outstanding students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and commitment in renewable energy science, technology, economics, business, policy, or other renewable energy-related fields.
  • The $5,000 stipend provides a three-month summer position at the beginning of the fellowship period.  Students must secure a summer opportunity with a Federal research laboratory, industrial organization, or NGO involved with issues of sustainable and renewable energy in the U.S. or abroad.

+ John & Margaret Harshbarger Doctoral Fellowship in Subsurface Hydrology-Hydrogeology

  • Fellowship award for Spring 2016
  • Application deadline Monday, November 30
  • The Spring Fellowship award is made to a full-time (Spring 2016 semester) second- or third-year doctoral student majoring in Hydrology whose area of study focuses on subsurface hydrology, groundwater hydrology, or hydrogeology.
  • The award is made for superior academic achievement without regard to financial need.  The actual award is a scholarship stipend that is paid through the student's bursar account.
  • All application materials and letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover) must be submitted electronically to Olivia Hanson ( no later than the end of the business day on Monday, November 30.
  • For information about eligibility, application requirements, and electronic submission, see the Harshbarger Doctoral Fellowship Spring 2016 flyer.

+ Environmental Professionals of Arizona Scholarships

  • Application deadline Monday, November 30
  • The Environmental Professionals of Arizona has announced its annual scholarship competition for undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in environment-related fields.  EPAZ will award up to $8,000 in scholarships this year.
  • Eligibility requirements include:
    • Undergraduate or graduate student in an Arizona environmental program
    • Students pursuing careers in environmental fields
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 and making satisfactory progress
    • Full- or part-time student for the 2015-16 Academic Year in an Arizona environmental program
  • See the EPAZ website for a link to the Application and complete details

UPDATED!  + Institute of the Environment Grad Student Travel Award

  • Application deadline (Spring 2016 awards) Fri, Nov 20 at 12:00 NOON
  • Applications still being accepted for Fall 2015See IE website for details!
  • The Institute of the Environment offers semiannual Graduate Student Travel Awards to provide funding for graduate students to travel to meetings, workshops, conferences, or symposia to present their research or to do field work.
  • All graduate students currently enrolled at the UA who are engaged in interdisciplinary environmental research are invited to apply.  The maximum award is $500.
  • See the IE Grad Student Travel Award website for full details and the application form.

+ Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC)

  • Application deadline Sunday, November 15
  • The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) seeks applications from students of all majors (except those listed below) for those interested in pursuing master's and doctoral degrees.
  • In addition to working and preparing a research project (for ultimate presentation), the program benefits include a summer stipend ($4000) and six units of upper-division credit (tuition paid for), and free GRE prep.
  • Majors that are a good fit with the program include all STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), fine arts, humanities, education, and social and behavioral sciences. (The program is not a good fit for professional majors like law, medicine, or business.)
    • Applicants who are juniors and seniors from groups underrepresented in graduate school are encouraged to consider this year-long program that allows students to learn how to do research and prepare for graduate-level study.
  • See the UROC website for application information and requirements.

+ NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute Awards for Graduate Students

  • Application deadline by 5:00 PM (local time) on Thursday, November 12
  • NSF seeks applications for its Summer Institutes that support graduate students in science, engineering, and education for research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan.
  • Summer institutes are held between June and August each summer.
  • An informational webinar will be held at 11:00 AM (Tucson time) on Friday, October 23 (see website for details).  You'll need a computer with internet access AND a telephone.
  • Complete details at the NSF EAPSI website

+ Graduate College Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

  • Application deadline Friday, November 6
  • The Graduate College is soliciting applications for the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, a program designed to provide financial support to doctoral students who are in the final completion stage of their dissertations and have exhausted all other funding sources except for loans. Some of the requirements include:
    • U.S. citizenship and Arizona Legal Residency required (as determined by the UA Residency Office)
    • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA or the student's own statement of financial support needed to carry out the dissertation work
  • The $10,788 award is disbursed in 2 lump sums, half at the beginning of the spring semester 2016 and half at the beginning of the fall semester 2016.  A Graduate Tuition Scholarship is provided for up to 2 consecutive semesters (spring 2016, fall 2016).  Mandatory fees and health insurance are not covered.
  • See the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship website for details about all other eligibility requirements and the application requirements and a link the Application Form.

+ Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

  • Application deadline Friday, October 30
  • The Hertz Foundation seeks applicants for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.Fellowship Program
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and studying in an applied physical, biological, or engineering science field such as:
    • Astrophysics, quantitative biology, biotech, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, or physics
  • Awardees receive full tuition equivalent for up to 5 years, an annual stipend of $32,000, and an annual child care stipend of $5,000
  • See the Hertz Foundation website for full details and application instructions

+ 2016 Climate & Society Graduate Fellowship Program

  • Online application deadline Thursday, October 29
  • UA's CLIMAS project is now accepting applications for the Climate & Society Graduate Fellowship program for 2016 funding (calendar year, January-December).
  • The fellowship provides support for currently enrolled UA graduate students from any degree program whose work is focused on the nexus of climate research and decision making.
  • Up to four $5000 fellowships are made each year.
  • See the CLIMAS application website for details.
    • A CLIMAS mentor is required (list of mentors available at the CLIMAS application website).
    • The strongest applications are often reviewed by a mentor before the application is submitted.
  • Questions?  Contact Gigi Owen at

+ 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Application deadline Monday, October 26, 2015 for Geosciences & Related Fields
  • The National Science Foundation solicits applications for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  The program provides financial support for students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education.
  • The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $34,000 plus a $12,000 Cost of Education allowance for three years and many additional benefits.
    • Application deadline of Oct 26 is for Geosciences and related fields only (other areas of study have different deadlines)
    • The deadline for reference writers has changed this year.
    • The number of statements required from all applicants is limited to two.
  • Eligibility
    • Undergrad seniors, incoming graduate students, second year graduate students who are US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents
  • UA students are eligible for Application Support!  Register early in the fall semester!  Registrants receive emails with advice and links, access to examples of successful essays, feedback on your essay drafts, and workshops and faculty review of application material.
  • Questions?  Contact the Office of Fellowships & Community Engagement at or the OFCE website

+ UA Sky School - Undergrad Field Study Mentors & Grad Project Manager

  • The UA Sky School seeks applications from undergraduates for its educational and field-based research mentoring program.  Undergraduate mentors will work with local high school students (grades 8-12) to develop and execute field-based science projects for the regional science fair (SARSEF).
  • Each undergraduate mentor will be responsible for mentoring 3 students.  See the Sky School Undergraduate Field Studies Mentor Project flyer for details about eligibility and application or refer to the listserv email distributed ~Fri, October 9.
  • The UA Sky School also seeks applications for the position of Graduate Student Project Manager for this program.  See the Sky School Graduate Student Project Manager flyer for details about eligibility and application or refer to the listserv email distributed ~Fri, October 9
  • Priority deadline is Friday, October 23. Review of application material will begin on Monday, Oct 26.  Interviews and final decisions will be made no later than October 30.

+ Winter School:  Patterns of Vegetation in Water Controlled Ecosystems

  • Application deadline NOW (unspecified, so first-come, first-served)
  • Winter School Dates:  January 3 - 9, 2016
  • This is a tuition-FREE winter school session for 50 young scientists and PHD students from various disciplines, such as ecology, hydrology, geography, soil science, biology, environmental science, and engineering.
  • The school will be held at the Venice International University, Italy, on the Island of San Servolo in the Venice lagoon.
  • Organized by the University of Padova
  • The Winter School in Patterns of Vegetation in Water Controlled Ecosystems is a 1-week long intensive course for doctoral level students divided into four modules:
    • Experimental analysis of soil and vegetation
    • Satellite images and data processing
    • Stability analysis of dynamical systems
    • Biological and mathematical modeling of ecosystems
  • See the Venice Winter Course website for Application instructions and other details

+ CUAHSI Pathfinder Graduate Student Fellowship

  • Application deadline Friday, October 16
  • Pathfinder Fellowships are travel grants to fund multisite or multidisciplinary water science research:  Go Beyond One Site, One View
  • The funds (up to a maximum of $5000) allow graduate students to have extended trips to conduct and enhance their research.
  • Applications submitted online at the CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship website

+ UA Wildcat Pride Scholarship

  • Application deadline Friday, October 9
  • The UA Wildcat Pride Alumni Club will sponsor several merit-based Wildcat Pride Scholarships to current UA students for the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • The awards will be based on:
    • Academic excellence
    • Leadership
    • Service
    • Current student participation in the LGBTQ community
  • Application materials required include:
    • A resume which highlights your scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, honors, work experience, community service, and any other information you deem as important
    • A 1- to 2-page essay (maximum, printed) about your decision to apply and/or attend the University of Arizona ("why I chose Arizona") and what it means to be a student of the LGBTQ community.
      • The essay should be about you, your intended field of study, your interests, concerns, expectations, and goals.
      • You need not restrict yourself to educational interests and are encouraged to be personal and write about things that are important to you.  The essay should be no more than 2 pages long, single-spaced, and in 12 point typeface.
    • Unofficial transcripts
  • The completed application must arrive via POSTAL MAIL no later than Friday, October 9.  No late or incomplete applications will be considered.  Submit to:
    • Wildcat Pride Alumni Club
    • Attn:  Neysha Aguilar
    • UA Alumni Association
    • 1111 North Cherry Avenue
    • Tucson, AZ  85721
  • Questions?  Contact Neysha Aguilar at

+ 2016 Carson Scholars Program

  • Application deadline Friday, September 18, 2015
  • TheCarson Scholarship Program is accepting applications for the 2016 year (full calendar year).
  • The program is sponsored by the Institute of the Environment, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice, the UA Renewable Energy Network, Biosphere2, and private donations.
  • The program offers one-year, one-time-only, $5000 scholasrhips to support and retain UA PHD students whose research is related to the environment, social justice and renewable energy and who are interested in communicating science to a broad audience.
  • Eligibility:
    • First- and second-year PHD students and graduating UA Master's students who are applying to a UA PHD program
    • Students must be in their first, second, or third year of their PHD program during the year of their scholarship.
    • Current and past Carson scholars are not eligible to apply.
  • See the Carson Scholars Program website for full details, including Student Commitments, application requirements, and the application process.

+ UA Graduate College Application Support for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Application support deadline unspecified, although the NSF fellowship application will be due on October 26 for Geosciences & Related Fields
  • The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) provides a $34,000 annual stipend with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for 3 years and many additional benefits.
  • Eligibility: 
    • Undergrad seniors, incoming graduate students, second year graduate students
    • US citizens, US nationals, permanent residents
  • Registrants to the Application Support program receive:
    • Emails with advice and links
    • Access to examples of successful essays
    • Feedback on your essay drafts
    • Workshops and faculty review
  • Questions?  Contact the Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement or review information at the OFCE website

+ Arizona Mentors - Request a Mentor Program

  • Application deadline Monday, September 7
  • The Office of Academic Success and Achievement invites all UA undergraduate students, freshmen through seniors, to participate in the Arizona Mentors program.
  • A mentor can give you professional guidance, personal advice, and wise counsel as you make decisions about your future.  Some students have even been able to expand their professional networks with the help of their mentors.
  • Our mentors are all faculty and staff members from a variety of fields that have volunteered their time to work with UA students in a personal, one-on-one setting.
  • Complete the brief online Request a Mentor form to help program staff connect you with the best mentor.
  • Questions?  Contact the Arizona Mentors program at

+ SWAN (Sustainable Water ActioN) Graduate and Post-Graduate Workshop

  • Application deadline Saturday, September 5
  • SWAN will offer a hands-on training program and workshop for 30 graduate and post-graduate researchers from all disciplines who are interested in strengthening their ability to work on complex problems in transdisciplinary teams that can produce solutions and make a difference.
  • See the SWAN flyer for details & application form
  • The workshop is a part of the international conference, Open Knowledge: Bridging Perspectives to Address Water Challenges.
  • Participants will meet once a month for 60 to 90 minutes via teleconference to address specific topics critical to research projects that produce solutions.
  • In February 2016, participants will converge in Tucson, Arizona for the Open Knowledge International Conference. Selected applicants will receive travel funding (US only), two nights at Biosphere 2, two nights at the Doubletree Hotel, and at least one meal per day during the conference (see flyer for Schedule details).
  • Questions?  Contact Chloe Fandel at or Susan Harris at

+ Saguaro National Park Environmental Education and Outreach Internships

  • Application deadline Wednesday, July 29, 2015
  • Applicants sought for the Saguaro National Park Environmental Education and Outreach Internship program
  • Dates of Service (currently) August 24 through December 18
  • Commitment is 24 hours per week, Monday thruogh Thursday
  • Stipend is $300 per month plus uniform
  • See the Saguaro National Park Intership flyer for details about duties and responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures

+ Central Arizona Project (CAP) Award for Water Research 2015

  • Application deadline July 1
  • The First Place Award is $1000.  The Second Place Award is $500. 
  • Winners will present their research at the 2015 Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Research Symposium.  NOTE:  An additional $250 award will be made to winners for the costs associated with attending the AHS symposium.
  • The CAP Award for Water Research competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited program at an Arizona college or university. 
  • The focus of the student's research paper (original, unpublished) should be water issues affecting Southern or Central Arizona and/or the Colorado River.
    • Papers must focus on legal, economic, political, environmental, or water management issues, or other issues that might be of interest to CAP or Arizona water users.
    • Papers that support a position are especially encouraged.
  • Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
    • Aquifers
    • Conservation
    • Drought management
    • Environmental education
    • Environmental law
    • Groundwater resources
    • Native American water issues
    • Public perception
    • Recharge
    • Riparian habitat
    • Subsidence
    • Surface water resources
    • Surface/groundwater relationships
    • Threatened/endangered species
    • Water/Energy nexus
    • Water law
    • Water management
    • Water policy/potlitics
    • Water rights
    • Water supply/use
  • To apply, submit your research paper--plus a 1-page abstract--to the CAP Award for Water Research website.

+ SRK US 2015-2016 Graduate Scholarship Program

  • Application deadline July 1
  • The SRK US Scholarship Program is intended to help students complete master's and doctoral degrees in mining-related fields, including
    • Mining engineering
    • Exploration and mining geology
    • Hydrogeology and water engineering
    • Tailings and mine waste management
    • Environmental science and engineering
  • Scholarships may provide recipients with the opportunity to work alongside SRK's experienced professionals during breaks in the academic year and to gain practical experience in their selected fields.
  • Scholarships are valued up to $3000 per semester.
  • Applicants must be permitted to study in the U.S., have an appropriate undergraduate qualification, and be enrolled for a scientific/engineering MSc or PhD in a mining-related field (see categories above).
  • See the SRK US Scholarship website for complete details

+ Short Course on "Fundamentals and Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology and Hydrologic Simulation

  • Application deadline June 30, 2015
  • A short course on the "Fundamentals and Advanced Topics in Hydrogeology and Hydrologic Simulation" for PHD students and postdocs (early career PHD) wlll be held at the University of Cagliari (Italy) July 27-31, 2015.
  • The short course itself is free; however, students are responsible for providing their own travel and daily living (subsistence) costs. (A list of suggested B&Bs and hotels is provided.)
  • The lead instructor will be Professor Claudio Paniconi, INRS-ETE, University of Quebec, Quebec, City, Canada. The free short course is made possible through funding by the University of Cagliari.
  • The primary focus will be on the subsurface (groundwater and soil water). Special attention will be devoted to:
    • Modeling coupled phenomena (e.g. water flow and contaminant transport, atmosphere-surface-subsurface interactions)
    • Matching models and complexity (e.g. 1D models for infiltration, quasi-2D models for hillslopes, 2D models for recharge-discharge analysis, analytical solutions for well response to pumping and for simple reactive transport)
    • Principles and applications of data assimilation and remote sensing for hydrology
  • For details about the 5-day course and the application process, see the University of Cagliari events and courses website.

+ WateReuse Arizona Scholarship

  • Application deadline June 15, 2015
  • WateReuse Arizona will award two (2) scholarships of $2500 each to Arizona university and college students.
  • The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage full-time students with a focus on wastewater reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination.
  • The Scholarships will be awarded in July 2015 at the Water ReUse Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum of one year of college course work completed -- Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students are eligible to apply
    • Full-time enrollment at an Arizona university or college
    • Sincere interest in pursuing a professional career related to the mission of WateReuse Arizona
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Two or more letters of recommendation (at least one from a college professor or college advisor). Letters must be confidential, placed in a separate, sealed envelope and not seen by the student.
    • Personal statement (minimum 1 page) stating backgruond and interest int he field of wastewater reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination
    • Grade point average (GPA) verified - submit college transcripts (unofficial may be accepted at time of application but subject to verification with an official transcript if selected for an award)
  • Instructions:
    • Submit (1) cover letter with contact information, personal statement, sealed letters of recommendation (separate envelopes inside main envelope)
    • Transcript/s
    • Send application material to:  Mr. John Kmiec, WateReuse Arizona, c/o Marana Utilities, 5100 W. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85743.
    • Applications must be post-marked by June 15, 2015

+ EPA STAR Fellowship

  • Application deadline May 26, 2015
  • Open to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents
  • Appilcations are sought from students studying in ecology, economics, engineering, modeling, the health sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences, exposure sciences, social sciences, informational sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, and environmental sciences.
  • Proposals may come from:
    • students in traditional and interdisciplinary academic discipllines;
    • students studying in emerging fields that will require increased human capacity, such as in the social and exposure sciences;
    • students utilizing mutldisciplinary approaches and/or addressing multiple media;
    • and, in areas which focus on environmental justic, environmental education, and/or building decision making capacity.
  • See the EPA STAR website for Topic Titles (Areas) and other application information
  • The fellowship may provide up to $44,000 per year of support per fellowship. Master's level students may receive a maximum of 2 years of support ($88,000). Doctoral students may be supported for a maxmimum of 3 years ($132,000), usable over a period of five years.

+ Vienna University of Technology, Centre for Water Resource Systems:  Summer School Workshop - Runoff predictions in ungauged basins (PUB) - Mon-Fri, July 6-10

  • Mon-Fri, July 6-10
  • Vienna University of Technology, Centre for Water Resource Systems, Vienna, Austria
  • This summer school in Runoff predictions in ungauged basins (PUB) is devoted to runoff prediction in ungauged basins (PUB), i.e. predicting water runoff at locations where no runoff data are available.
  • Master's and PhD students researching catchment hydrology and practicing hydrologists who are challenged by making predictions in the absence of runoff data would benefit from attending this course.
  • A small number of competitively selected fee waiver places are available. To apply, send a CV and motivation letter to Dr. Gemma Carr by May 1, 2015.
  • To register and for any enquiries, contact Dr. Gemma Carr, Centre for Water Resource Systems, Vienna University of Technology, at
  • For information about the Vienna University of Technology Water Resource Systems, see the program website

+ Arizona Hydrological Society Scholarships AY2015-2016

  • Application deadline April 30
  • AHS will award three (3) $2000 scholarships for the next academic year beginning Fall 2015
  • Awards are made to encourage full-time students in hydrology, hydrogeology, or any other water related field at a four-year Arizona college or university to excel in their area of study
  • Any junior, senior, or graduate student meeting these requirements is eligible to apply
  • See the AHS Scholarship announcement for full details about the scholarship criteria and application requirements (i.e. an Application Form plus an Application Letter, Resume, Official Transcripts, and Letter/s of Recommendation)
  • Both hard copy AND electronic submission in PDF format are required (see announcement for instructions)
  • Complete the AHS official application form in addition to submitting supplmental material

+ UA Graduate Writing Institute Summer 2015

  • Application deadline April 27
  • Each summer the Writing Skills Improvement Program offers the Graduate Writing Institute for selected graduate students interested in improving their writing. Students from various disciplines work on a writing project individually and in small groups, participate in writing-related workshops,attend presentations on writing-related topics, and receive individual tutoring.
  • Funded by the Graduate College, this program assists graduate students in completing research papers and projects, conference presentations, theses, and dissertations.
  • Eligibility:
    • Any UA graduate student is eligible to apply, although acceptance is competitive. Participants are selected through a careful review of their application materials.
    • You must be working on an active, current writing project.
    • You must have no other commitments that would conflict with your attendance at the Institute.
  • Dates and Location
    • The Writing Institute will be held from June 1-19 on the UA campus at various locations at WISP and the College of Law
  • Time and Days
    • MWF 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, TTh times vary
  • Fee
    • $20 Application Fee (non-refundable); does not guarantee acceptance into the program
  • Application
  • Questions?  Contact staff at 520-621-5849 or

+ 2015 Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship at the WRRC

  • Application deadline April 17 at 5:00 PM
  • The WRRC is offering a Summer Writing Internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues.  The internship is sponsored by Montgomery & Associates, an Arizona-based consulting firm specializing in hydrology and water resources issues.
  • The intern will contribute to an issue of Arroyo, the WRRC's annual publication which focuses on a critical Arizona water issue.
    • Applicants may wish to review past issues of Arroyo to determine the level and type of writing required.
  • The topic for the 2016 issue is potable water use.
  • Enrolled students at the UA, ASU, and NAU are eligible to apply.  The intern will work at the Tucson WRRC offices for approximately 20 hours per week beginning at the end of May through the beginning of August.  A stipend of $2500 will be awarded.
  • Interested applicants should submit a completed application form from the WRRC Montgomery & Associates Internship website, along with a writing sample and letter of recommendation, to Dr. Susanna Eden at
    • The 500- to 1000-word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it must not be a technical report. The writing sample must be free of jargon and understandable by general readers.
    • The letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's writing.
  • The deadline for submission of all application materials is 5:00 PM on April 17.

+ 2015 Arizona Hydrological Society Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship

  • Application deadline April 10 at 5:00 PM
  • The Tucson Chapter of the Arizona Hydrological Society is seeking applications for the 2015 Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship.
  • The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work part-time throughout 2015 as an intern scholar at multiple hydrological work environmnts in Tucson.
    • This year participating companies include Tucson Water, the U.S. Geological Survey, Montgomery & Associates, and Clear Creek Associates.
  • The intern scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of hydrology, geology, civil-environmental-geologic engineering, renewable natural resources, wastewater management, soil-water-environmental science, and other hydrology-related studies.
    • Students from any Arizona college or university may apply to participate in the program.
    • Award winners must complete their internship in Tucson.
    • The scope of work may include water sampling, regulatory aspects of recharge and water-resource management, fieldwork, retrospective analysis of existing data, and other types of activities that might be encountered in an entry-level hydrology-related position.
  • See the 2015 Halpenny Internship Announcement for application forms and details, especially regarding availability for interview..
  • Submit all application materials no later than 5:00 PM on April 10.

+ AY2015-2016 Space Grant Graduate Fellowship Program

  • Application deadline Tue, April 7
  • An Info Session will be held Thu, Mar 26 from 1200 to 1:30 PM in the Kuiper Space Sciences Bldg, Room 309. The session is geared toward graduate students interested in applying for the AY2015-16 Fellowship. Current graduate fellows (AY2104-15) will make presentations about their educational outreach programs.
  • All application materials, including your Department Head's signature committing to departmental cost-share, are due in the Space Grant office, Kuiper Space Sciences Bldg, Room 349 no later than Tue, April 7.
  • Details about the application, including terms of award, eligibility, and other conditions, may be found the Space Grant website.

+ Flow and Transport in Porous and Fractured Media Summer School

  • Application/abstract submission deadline Wed, April 1
  • The 3rd Summer School in Flow and Transport in Porous and Fractured Media:  Development, Protection, Management, and Sequestration of Subsurface Fluids will be held July 20-August 1 in Cargese, Corsica (FR). The summer school is funded by CNRS and the University of Rennes and will gather about one hundred lecturers, organizers, and participants in diverse communities, such as physics, geophysics, hydrology, petroleum and nuclear engineering.
  • Registration includes accommodations, lunches, and coffee breaks at the institute
  • See the summer school website for details

+ U.S. Department of Energy Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program

  • Application deadline March 31
  • The DOE Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program is now accepting applicants for the 2015 program.
  • This is a 10-week undergrad & grad summer internship with stipend
    • Paid stipend during internship assignment
    • Round-trip airfare to assigned work site available to both undergrad and graduate students
    • Housing accommodation available for both undergrad and graduate students
    • U.S. citizenship required
    • Minimum 2.8 GPA required
  • See the DOE MEISPP website for FAQs and application information

+ Arizona Floodplain Managers Association (AFMA) 2015 Scholarship

  • Application deadline March 27
  • Applicants sought for the Arizona Floodplain Managers Association (AFMA) 2105 Scholarships!
  • Applicants must be Juniors, Seniors, or Master's students with declared majors in HWRS or Civil Engr (See Announcement)
  • Use the AFMA 2015 Application forms to apply (*additional material required !! *)
  • See the AFMA 2015 Scholarship Criteria to learn more about requirements for the award

+ Sky School Graduate Fellowships AY2015-16

  • Application deadline March 22
  • ** Learn more at a Pizza Meet and Greet Info Session scheduled for Tue, Feb 17, from 5 to 7 PM, at Grimaldi's Pizza, 6th Street and Campbell Avenue **
  • For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Sky School will offer at least six graduate fellowships.
  • The fellowships are designed to connect graduate students with K-12 students as research mentors and educators during residential educational programs. The fellowship is a unique opportunity to gain experience with science education and communication.
  • Sky School staff will provide training for effective mentoring of students. Fellows will then mentor groups of K-12 students on 2-4 day programs throughout the year. Programs may include instruction on general themes relevant to Sky Island ecology, geology, astronomy, culture, and history, as well as in research projects on topics close to Fellows’ dissertation. Sky School staff will provide feedback to Fellows on improving their facilitation and teaching skills.
  • See the Sky School website for details about Eligibility, Compensation, Commitments, Evaluation Criteria, and the Application Process and Requirements.
  • Questions?  Contact

+ Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (GSSI) Student Grant / Honors Program

  • Application deadline March 15
  • The Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. (GSSI) Student Grant / Honors Program has been estalibhsed in order to support AGU's Near-Surface Geophyscis Focus Group's student scientists conducting field geophysical research using Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic (EM) methods.
  • Eligibility:
    • Candidates must be actively enrolled in an undergraduate program and have completed at least four semesters towards their degree or be currently enrolled in a graduate program.
    • Applicants must be AGU Student Members and have designated Near-Surface as one of their AGU affiliations.
    • Applications must include field geophysical research using GPR or EM methods.
    • Those who do not win an award in any given year are eligible to apply again in subsequent years.
    • U.S. citizenship is NOT a requirement to apply.
  • Award:
    • The 2015 award is a cash award of up to $2000. If funding exists, more than one award may be made in a year.
    • In addition to the cash award, GSSI will make loaner equipment available for the winner(s) to use. GSSI will coordinate this equipment loan directly with the student winner(s) and will do their best to coordinate and make any necessary GSSI equipment available.
  • Other Conditions:
    • The student winner(s) should endeavor to publish the findings resulting from the grant in a scholarly journal or present their findings at AGU's Fall Meeting.
    • The student winner(s) should submit a final report on their research at the close of their project. Any resulting publication can replace the need for a final report.
  • Please read all 2015 Proposal Submission Instructions before submitting your application.
  • Proposals and supporting letters must be received no later than Sunday, March 15, 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (= 8:59 PM Mountain Standard Time).
  • Questions? Contact with GSSI Student Grant inquiry as the Subj Line.

+ IWSN Undergraduate Project Award in Water Security

  • The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy has announced the application process for the International Water Security Network's Undergraduate Project Award in Water Security.
  • Application deadline March 2
  • Two awards will be made.  Each $750 award will allow a student to conduct a local activity or project of his or her choice that highlights issues affecting water security in Tucson and in the Southwest US
  • Possible topics include (but not limited to):
    • Water harvesting, water reuse, sanitation
    • Conservation, irrigation, landscaping, community gardening
    • Groundwater recharge, waterborne disease and public health
    • Policies and governance, engineering works
    • Computer and software applications
    • Or similar topics
  • Successful applicants will be expected to implement their proposed activity over the 2015 spring and summer semesters and provide a 2-page post-activity report detailing their work.
  • Eligibility:  Any UA undergraduate student with a GTA of 3.0 or higher from any major or minor
  • To apply, submit the following via email to Jenny Neely at the Udall Center (
    • 500-word essay on what "water security" means to you
    • Two-page description of the proposed activity highlighting water security issues
    • Resume or CV
    • Reference letter from UA faculty member, to be sent directly to Jenny Neely
    • Required format:  Single-spaced in 12-pt Times Roman font with 1-inch margins
  • Two winners will be announced on March 23. At that time, each winner will receive one-half of their award money; the second half will be paid upon submittal of the winner's post-activity report.

+ 7th EAWAG Summer School in Environmental Systems Analysis - May 31-June 5, 2015

  • (May 31) June 1-5, 2015
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, in Eawag, Switzerland
  • Target audience includes PHD students, post-doctoral researchers, and senior research scientists interested in applying statistical techniques of model=based data analysis
  • The course objectives will provide:
    • Overview and understanding of systems analytic techniques relevant for model-based data analysis in the environmental sciences
    • Practice in applying these techniques with the statistics and graphics software package R and other selected data analysis programs
    • Advice and initiation of first-steps in analyzing the data set(s) of participants
    • Knowledge from the approaches chosen by the other participants for analyzing their data
  • Submit application no later than February 28 to Karin Ghilardi at

+  Model building, inference, and hypothesis testing in hydrology - Mon-Fri, Apr 20-24, 2015

  • Applications due by February 27 - selected participants will be notified by March 6
  • Mon-Fri, Apr 20-24
  • Luxemborg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Belvaux
  • Short course has been scheduled the week following the EGU meeting
  • The course is designed for researchers (mainly PHD students but also MS and postdocs)  interested in the fundamentals of hydrological model building and uncertainty analysis.  The course combines theory and practical exercises and includes a 1-day field trip to three experimental catchments in Luxembourg, which will then be used in the modeling exercises.
  • See the short course flyer for basic information
  • See the course website for complete details
  • Questions?  Contact the course organizers directly at

+ Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals 2015 Scholarship Program & Grant Program

  • The Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals (AZAEP) seeks outstanding students for the Future Environmental Professionals Scholarship competition.  Scholarships are valued at $1500 each and also include a 1-year membership in AZAEP.
  • AZAEP also seeks students comprising an outstanding group, organization, or class project for the Future Environmental Professionals Grant competition.  Grants are valued at $1500 each and also include up to five 1-year memberships in AZAEP.
  • Full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program at an accredited Arizona college or university and preparing for a career as an environmental professional are eligible to apply.  (Students graduating in Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 are not eligible.)
  • Application deadline February 27 for both the Scholarship and the Grant competitions
  • See the AZAEP Scholarship Application announcement for details and requirements.
  • See the AZAEP Grant Application announcement for details and requirements.

+ UK Summer Institutes for Undergraduates

  • UK Summer Instittutes for Undergraduates is sponsored by the Fulbright Commission. 
  • Application deadline February 26 or March 5 depending on program chosen
  • These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least 2 years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a 3- , 4- , or 5-week academic and cultural summer program.
  • There are 9 programs available for US students in 2015 (deadline varies according to program chosen):
    • AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare's Globe
    • Durham University Summer Institute
    • King's College London Summer Institute
    • Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute
    • Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute
    • Scotland Summer Institute
    • University of Bristol Summer Institute
    • University of Exeter Summer Institute
    • Wales Summer Institute
  • The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs, including round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals, and, in some cases, a small daily allowance.
  • Contact Emily Kotay (ONCS) at for more information about how to apply

+ AIPG Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Submission deadline February 15
  • The purpose of the AIPG Undergraduate Scholarship is to assist students with college education costs and to promote student participation in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).  Up to 4 scholarships will be awarded to declared undergraduate geological sciences majors who are least sophomores.
  • The scholarship award of $1000 each will be made to eligible students attending a college or university in the U.S.  Scholarships are to be used to support tuition and/or room and board.
  • Any student who is majoring in geology (or earth science), is at least a sophomore, and is attending a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. can apply.
    • Also, the student must be either a student member of AIPG or must have applied for student membership of AIPG or must have applied for student membership at the time the application for scholarship is submitted.  NOTE: Student membership is FREE!
    • Each student that is awarded a scholarship agrees, by accepting the scholarship, to prepare a 600 to 800 word article for publication in The Professional Geologist.  The subject of the article must be related to a timely professional issue.
  • Applicants must submit the material outlined on the AIPG National Undergraduate Scholarship announcement.
  • Submit applications to:
    • AIPG, Attn: Education Committee, Chair, 12000 Washington Street, #285, Thornton, CO 80241
    • Contact info:  303-412-6205 or

+ AIPG William J. Siok Graduate Scholarship

  • Submission deadline February 15
  • The purpose of the AIPG William J. Siok Graduate Scholarship is to assist graduate students with college education costs and to promote student participation in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).  One scholarship will be awarded to declared graduate student in an accredited geoscience program with an emphasis in environmental geoscience and/or hydrogeology
  • The scholarship award of $1000 will be made to a graduate student attending a college or university in the U.S.  Scholarships are intended to be used to support tuition, room and board, and/or research.
  • Any graduate student who is majoring in the geosciences in the U.S. can apply. Also, the student must be a member (or must have applied for membership at the time the application for the scholarship is submitted). NOTE: Student membership is FREE!
    • The student who is awarded the scholarship agrees, by accepting the scholarship, to prepare a 600 to 800 word article for publication in The Professional Geologist.  The subject of the article must be related to a timely professional issue.
  • Applicants must submit the material outlined on the AIPG William J. Siok Graduate Scholarship announcement.
  • Submit applications to:
    • Foundation of AIPG, Attn: Education Committee, Chair, 12000 Washington Street, #285, Thornton, CO 80241
    • Contact info:  303-412-6205 or

+ Summer 2015:  Stable Isotope Short Courses: (1) Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Ecology & (2) Isotopes in Spatial Ecology and Biogeochemistry

  • Application deadline February 6, 2015
  • The University of Utah will offer two short courses in stable isotopes:
    • (1) Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Ecology, June 15-26, 2015
    • (2) Isotopes in Spatial Ecology and Biogeochemistry, June 15-26, 2015
  • Courses are targeted to graduate students and postdoctoral investigators interested in learning more about the applications of stable isotopes at natural abundance levels to environmental, biogeochemical, marine, and ecological studies.
  • A limited number of lecture-only slots will be reserved for postdocs and faculty looking to gain exposure to scientific and technical course content without the full immersion experience offered by the full lecture+lab sequence.
  • See the ITCE (Inter-university Training for Continental-scale Ecology) website for course content, application requirements, and instructions for BOTH short courses (click on the specific link, i.e. (1) Iso-Camp or (2) Spatial.Ecology and Biogeochemistry.

+ WaterSmart Innovations 2015 Conference and Exposition

  • Application deadline February 2, 2015
  • Call for abstracts for the WaterSmart Innoventions 2015 conference to be held October 7-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Submit abstract online & conference details at the WaterSmart Innoventions website

+ Teach for America-Southwest

  • Teach for America seeks applicants to join the fight for educational equity.  Great opportunities are open to graduating seniors for the 2015-2016 school year (beginning in the fall of 2015).
  • Seniors should apply for the 2015 academic year by the January 30 deadline
  • Juniors may apply a year in advance for the 2016 academic year any time after Jan 1, 2015 (learn more about the 2016 Early Admissions Deadline)
  • Sign up to meet the UA Teach for America Representative, Ahmad Noboulsi, here
  • Learn more about the program at the Teach For America website

+ AGU Hydrology Section:  Nomination-Application for Executive Student Representative


+ 2015 Science of Signatures Advanced Studies Institute

  • Application deadline January 16, 2015
  • The 2015 Science of Signatures Advanced Studies Institute will be held April 13-May 1, 2015.
  • This is a fast-paced, professional development opportunity for leadership-oriented Ph.D. students and Postdocs interested in careers at National Laboratories and Academia.
  • See the long form or the workshop flyer for details
  • External candidates selected for the program will be reimbursed for travel, lodging, and per diem.
    • Advanced Studies Scholars must be U.S. citizens.
  • For consideration to participate in this program, submit the application materials (including letter of recommendation) to by January 16, 2015.
  • Questions?  Contact Dr. David Mascarenas at

+ Hands-On Workshop:  Near Surface Geophysics For Hydrology

  • Registration deadline December 10, 2014
  • Workshop will be held in Tucson, Arizona and nearby field and science facilities.
  • The Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG), the University of Arizona, and CUAHSI will offer a Hands-on Workshop on Near Surface Geohpysics for Hydrology January 12-15, 2015.
  • Topics include:
    • Introduction to several key methods of near-surface geophysics and their application to hydrology and critical zone processes
    • Seismic refraction
    • Ground-penetrating radar
    • Electrical resistivity
    • Magnetics
    • Electromagnetic induction
  • The course will combine lecture and hands-on instruction with state-of-the-art geophysical equipment and software.
  • Three (3) field trips will be taken to collect field data at the Catalina Critical Zone Observatory near Tucson. The data collected will then be analyzed during the course.
  • Participants will also travel to the Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle, Arizona, for a lecture and hands-on training.
  • Registration and other details at the workshop website

+ ASUA Students for Sustainability

  • Application deadline Friday, December 5
  • Appilcations sought for ASUA's Students for Sustainability Internship program
  • A leadership program that promotes sustainability on campus
  • Interns can be involved in projects such as the community garden, planning UA Earth Day, or helping make athletic events greener.
  • More information about all SfS projects at the UA students for sustainability website

+ The Cutting Edge of Temperature: Distributed Temperature Measurement in Earth Sciences Workshop - Sat-Sun, Dec 13-14

  • Sat-Sun, Dec 13-14, Stanford University   < Just prior to the annual AGU Meeting!
  • Participation limited to 45 participants in order of registration.
    • Please encourage students and anyone else that would gain from the experience to participate.  The price is rock-bottom low to make sure this is not an obstacle to participating. Reservations expected to go quickly.]
  • To research a space, contact Jennifer Cohen (541-737-2041 or  Registration is not binding until payment is received.
  • The NSF Centers for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs) will offer a 2-day hands-on workshop on the theory, application, and analysis of distributed temperature sensing (DTS) for earth sciences.
  • The workshop will accommodate a wide range of practitioners, from those interested in an introduction to the methods, to those wanting to learn state-of-the-art data processing to getting the greatest possible precision from your DST data.
    • Examples will be taken from the Ross Ice Sheet, the Dead Sea, Atmospheric Turbulence in Colorado, deep rock installations in Nevada, and rivers and lakes around the world.
  • All participants have the opportunity to work directly with a wide range of DTS instruments, instrument manufacturers, and cables designed specifically for environmental sensing.  DTS manufacturers, fiber optic cable manufacturers, and CTEMPs staff will lecture and be available for consultation on special issues.  Please feel free to bring data sets.
  • Day 1, Dec 13:  Introduction to the theory of DTS, as well as hands-on experience with instrument and fiber handling.
  • Day 2, Dec 14:  Concentration on aspects of field installation and data processing (calibration).
  • Participants may register for individual days ($150 per day, professionals; $75 per day, students) or for the entire workshop ($200).
  • Light breakfasts, lunches, and light snacks included.  Feel free to bring a typical treat from your locale.
  • Please make checks payable to "Oregon State University" and send them to the attention of Jennifer Cohen at Biological and Ecological Engineering, 116 Gilmore Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331.  For wire transfers, contact Jennifer for directions.  Credit card payments cannot be accepted.

+ John and Margaret Harshbarger Doctoral Fellowship in Subsurface Hydrology-Hydrogeology for HWRS Doctoral Students

  • Application deadline November 30
  • Referees should submit letters of recommendation by email directly to the HWR advising office (Olivia Hanson, by this deadline as well.
  • Applications are sought from HWRS doctoral students for the Spring 2015 Harshbarger Doctoral Fellowship.
  • The fellowship was established through an endowment by the late Dr. John Harshbarger, founding HWR department head, and his wife, Margaret, to support outstanding second and third year HWRS doctoral students whose dissertation research focuses on subsurface hydrology-hydrogeology.
  • The award is made on the basis of superior academic achievement without regard to financial need.
  • At the time of application, the student must:
    • Be enrolled full-time in the HWRS doctoral program (majoring in hydrology) with a research emphasis in subsurface hydrology, groundwater hydrology, or hydrogeology
    • Have at least one year in residence at the Department of Hydrology and Water resources
    • Have successfully passed the HWRS doctoral qualifying examination
    • Former recipients of the Harshbarger Fellowship are not eligible to re-apply
    • Former applicants or runners-up who did not receive the primary Fellowship are eligible to re-apply
  • See the original email memo and attachment (from O. Hanson) for details about the content and requirements (e.g. letters of recommendation, transcripts) for the application and submission process.
  • Submit your electronic application as PDF/Word documents or image files (especially for transcripts) to

+ National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship

  • Application deadline November 30
  • The National Physical Science Consortium invites applications for graduate study for up to 6 years depending on the employer-sponsor.
  • Award $26,000 annually
  • Fields of study supported include Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields:  Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Any qualified U.S. citizen
    • Ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution
    • Applicants at any state of their graduate program may apply as lnog as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship experience.
    • Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible
  • For complete details regarding the application process, letters of recommendation, and participating institutions or laboratories, go the NPSC website.

+ NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students for Summer 2015

  • Application deadline November 13
  • The NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in 7 East Asia and Pacific locations between June and August each year.
  • An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language.
  • It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.
  • Award includes
    • Participation in a pre-departure orientation
    • Summer stipend of $5000
    • Roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location
    • EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes
  • See the EAPSI website for details, including the How To Apply Guide 2015 and specific-country EAPSI Handbooks

+ Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

  • Application deadline November 7
  • The Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship will support up to six doctoral students annually.
  • The award is intended for doctoral students who are in the completion stage of their dissertation work and who have exhausted all other funding resources except for loans.
  • Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are also legal residents of the State of Arizona.  [NOTE: Check your status in UAccess to be sure! You must be a legal resident in the UA system of record.  If incorrect, contact the Residency Office at:]
  • Award: 
    • $10,788 provided by the Marshall Foundation (disbursed in one lump sum in spring 2015)
    • Graduate Tuition Scholarship for up to 2 consecutive semesters--spring 2015 and fall 2015--provided by the Graduate College.  Mandatory fees and health insurance are not covered.
  • Eligibility:
    • Doctoral student whose dissertation proposal has been approved by their doctoral committee
    • Doctoral student who has advanced to Doctoral Candidacy (you will have been notified by Graduate Student Academic Services of this status, post-comprehensive exams)
    • Doctoral student who expects to defend the dissertation and complete doctoral final oral examination by December 2015
    • Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are also legal residents of the state of Arizona  [NOTE:  You must be listed as an Arizona resident on the UA system of record, UAccess. See note above.]
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Demonstrated financial need to demonstrate a sufficient level of need to receive the award.  The award is need based and requires that you file (or have on file already) the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):  [NOTE:  If not possible to submit a FAFSA, you may submit a personal statement outlining your financial need.]
    • Enrollment in a minimum of 3 dissertation units (900-level).
    • Agreement to make available an electronic copy of the dissertation for the Marshall Foundation Library.
  • For complete details regarding eligibility and application materials required, see the Application form available at the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship website.

+ National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application deadline for the disciplines under GEOSCIENCES is Tuesday, November 4
  • The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 academic year (fellowship begins Fall 2015).
  • Details about the application process, eligibility requirements, and letters of recommendation available at the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program website.
  • Eligible UA students may wish to participate in the UA Graduate College semester-long Application Support Program (see entry above:  + ONGOING:  Graduate College Workshops and Support for the NSFGRFP Application Process to regster EARLY in the fall semester).

+ ONGOING:  Graduate College Workshops & Support for NSF Graduate Fellowship Program (NSFGFP) Application Process

  • Graduate College workshops and other support for the NSF Graduate Fellowship application process
  • You must register EARLY in the fall semester 2014 to attend these workshops and obtain application support
  • What does the UA Graduate College provide?  Students who register for the program will receive:
    • Email updates with advice and links
    • Access to examples of successful applications
    • Invitations to information sessions, writing sessions, and workshops
    • Feedback on application essays (provided campus deadlines are met)
  • What is the NSF GRFP?
    • An excellent source of funding for graduate students providing awardees with $32,000 annually for three years, as well as many additional benefits.  For more information review the NSFGRFP website.
  • Who is eligible for the NSF GRFP? 
    • US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents who have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study (generally includes incoming graduate students and graduate students in the fall of their second year).  Check full eligibility criteria at the NSFGRFP Eligibility website.

+ UA Green Fund Annual Grant Preproposals

  • Application deadline for preproposals is Tuesday, November 4
  • The Green Fund committee is accepting Annual Grant preproposals that support sustainability-themed projects with the potential to make a real difference in the world.
    • Anyone at the UA can apply--faculty, staff, or student--and there is no cap on the dollar amount requested.
  • Green Fund projects encourage collaborations across the university and in the communities beyond, with an emphasis on student engagement.
  • Grants are awarded by a committee of ten graduate and undergraduate students, so the decisions behind this $400,000 student-funded program are made by students.
  • Complete details, including how to apply and a complete history of all Green Fund projects supported to date, may be found at the Green Fund website.
  • Questions?  Contact Julia Rudnick at

+ 2014 CUASHI Pathfinder Travel Fellowship

  • Application deadline October 17
  • Graduate student travel grants for multi-disciplinary water science research:  Go beyond "One Site, One View."
  • Graduate training in water science often focuses on a single field site, analytical, or modeling approach.
  • The Pathfinder Fellowship provides up to $5,000 in travel support to enable students to travel to an additional field site to add a multi-disciplinary component to their current research.
  • For detailed information and application materials, visit:
  • Questions?  Contact

+ Native Youth Water Summit

  • Sat, Oct 25 from 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM
  • San Xavier Recreation Center, San Xavier District, Tohono O'odham Nation
  • Driving directions will be emailed.  Transportation provided for UA students!
  • A free daylong workshop for Native American youth--high school, community college, college, and university students.
  • You will hear from leaders from the Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui, Hopi and Navajo tribes about the complicated history of a shared resource and the life-sustaining power of water for their people.
  • National tribal leaders LaDonna Harris (Comanche) and Charlie Soap (Cherokee) will speak about how they engage their communities and political entities to work together in order to create positive change for their communities.
  • The day culminates with you creating your own community action plan with guidance from these leaders.
  • Snacks, lunch, a certificate of completion, and a ticket to related screenings at The Loft Cinema will be provided.
  • Application deadline 5 PM on Monday, Sep 29
  • Submit the Native Youth Water Summit application form -- page 2 of the flyer / form -- either by email or fax:
  • Questions?  Call (520) 626-2973.

+ DOE Science Graduate Student Research Awards (Doctoral)

  • Online Application deadline 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 24
  • The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate dissertation research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months--with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
  • Priority research areas for  the 2014 competition include:
    • Advanced scientific computing research (applied mathematics, computer science)
    • Basic energy sciences (accelerator and detector R & D, heavy element radiochemistry, neutron scattering research and instrumentation, predictive materials science and chemistry)
    • Biological and environmental research (computational biology and bioinfomatics, plant breeding science for sustainable bioenergy, and environmental system science--see SCGSR Priority Research Areas webpage for details about which areas are (and are not) included in this subcategory
    • Fusion energy sciences (burning plasma and magnetic fusion energy science, discovery plasma science)
    • High energy physics (theoretical and computational research in high energy physics, advanced technology research and development in high energy physics)
    • Nuclear physics (see website--lots of areas)
  • The program is open to current PHD students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions who are conducting their graduate research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.
  • Approximately 100 awards will be made (in 2014) for project periods beginning anytime between January and September 2015.
  • See the DOE SCSR program website for details about eligibility and to access the online application system.

+ SRK Consulting (U.S.) 2014-2015 Scholarship for Graduate Study (MS or PHD)

  • Submission deadline July 1
  • SRK (u.S.) offers 2014-2015 Scholarships to encourage students to pursue graduate study (MS or PHD) in mining industry-related fields, including:
    • Mining engineering
    • Exploration & mining geology
    • Hydrogeology & water engineering
    • Tailings & mine waste management
    • Environmental science & engineering
  • Application details, including required materials, recommendation, etc., and submission guidelines available at the SRK Scholarship Announcement website

+ NASA-Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internships

  • Application deadline July 6, 2014
  • A NASA-Space Grant undergraduate internships provide an opportunity for students to have a mentored research, research and development, science writing, science policy, or science education experience.
  • The experience helps students explore career options and broaden their education with rich, hands-on experience wih the full process of inquiry and discovery.  Students with non-science majors and those traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Internship runs one academic year, 10-20 hrs/wk, at $9.50/hr.
  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors (in the Fall semester) from ALL majors who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit an online application at the NASA-Space Grant website.
  • Focus areas and majors include:
    • Space Sciences (from astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, etc.)
    • Engineering R & D (from agriculture, aerospace, aeronautics, chemical, electrical, industrial, mechanical, optical, etc.)
    • Earth & Environmental Systems Development (from atmospheric science, geology, ecology, agriculture, geography, etc.)
    • Software & Systems Development (from computer engineering, computer science, MIS, web applications development, etc.)
    • Science Education & Outreach (K-16, informal education, translational science, technology transfer, website design, graphic arts, multi-media production)

+ Arizona Hydrological Society Scholarships

  • Application deadline extended to (mailing date) May 19, 2014
  • The Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) and AHS Foundation will award three $2000 student scholarships for 2014.
  • The purpose of the awards are to encourage full-time students in hydrology, hydrogeology, or other water resources related fields enrolled at an Arizona university or college to excel in their areas of study.
  • Any Junior, Senior, or Graduate student in this category is qualified to apply.
  • See AHS Scholarship Announcement for details and application requirements (materials)
  • You must complete the AHS Scholarship Application form as part of the application
    • If not a fillable form, click on the "Open with Another Viewer" tab in the upper right corner.
  • Hard (paper) copies of all documents are required
    • If possible (not required), please also send electronic copies (PDF format) to the AHS Scholarships email address:
  • Questions?  Please contact Dennis Hall at dhall@elmontgomery@com or 480-948-7747

+ L'Oreal USA For Women In Science Fellowship

  • Application deadline Monday, May 19, 2014
  • The L'Oreal USA For Women In Science Fellowship program will award 5 (five) post-doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each.
    • Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
  • The fellowship program is for exceptional female post-doctoral researchers who will serve as role models for the next generation and help encourage girls to pursue careers in science.
  • For general info, see the Frequently Asked Questions document
  • Applications and full details available at the L'Oreal fellowship for women in science website.

+ The Graduate Writing Institute - (Summer 2014) Mon, June 2 through Fri, June 20

  • Mon, June 2, through Fri, June 20
  • Meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
    • Plus 2 one-hour tutorials per week
  • Application deadline April 25
  • Each summer the Writing Skills Improvement Program offers the Graduate Writing Institute for selected graduate students interested in improving their writing.
  • Students of various disciplines work on a writing project in small groups and attend lectures in larger groups on relevant topics regarding writing.
  • To be considered, students must have a writing project to work on during the summer Institute period.
  • Apply at the Graduate Writing Institute website or call 621-5849 ro request an application.

+ AWRA Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship

  • Application deadline April 22, 2014
  • Applications must be submitted electronically as one document no larger than 5mb to ensure delivery.
  • Please call 540-687-8390 or email with any questions concerning the submittal process.
  • ELIGIBILITY:  Each applicant must be a national AWRA member.
    • At least one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled in a program related to water resources for the 2014-2015 academic year.
    • At least one $2,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the 2014-2015 academic year.*
    • The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student's curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources.
    • The graduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic and/or research performance. The measures of academic performance are identical to those of the undergraduate scholarship with the addition of the quality of the student's research and its relevance to water resources.
    • Recipients will be selected by the AWRA Student Activities Committee and announced during summer 2014.
  • APPLICATION:  A complete application packet contains:
    1) Title page that includes the applicant's full name, permanent mailing address, email address, phone number where he or she may be easily reached, and the type of scholarship (undergraduate or graduate).
    2) Two-page summary (approx. 500 words) of his/her academic interests and achievements, extracurricular interests, and career goals as they relate to the above selection criteria.
    3) Resume or curriculum vitae.
    4) Three signed letters of reference from professors and/or advisors. Letters of reference MUST include the signatures of the referee - PDFs of the signed letters work best.
    5) Transcripts of all college courses (undergraduate and graduate). Legible copies of "Issued to Student" transcripts are acceptable to save on fees but unofficial grade reports (such as those students can access from their online student accounts at the university) are unacceptable.Application packets that include unofficial grade reports will not be considered.

    Application packets should be submitted electronically to and limited to 5mb in size to ensure delivery. All applications must be submitted in their entirety. AWRA will provide an acknowledgement of receipt of your application but will not provide updates to your application status or request missing information. Please make sure your application is complete when it is submitted. We look forward to hearing from you.

    * The AWRA Board of Directors may, at its sole discretion, approve additional scholarship awards, based upon the performance of the Memorial Fund.


+ WRRC Errol Montgomery and Associates Summer Writing Intership

  • Application deadline 5:00 PM on April 18, 2014
  • The WRRC is seeking a summer intern who is interested in gaining experience writing about water and environmental issues.
  • The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson during the months of June and July 2014.
  • Enrolled students at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University are eligible to apply.
  • Application instructions are available the the WRRC Summer Writing Internship website.
  • The application form and all other required materials should be submitted to Dr. Susanna Eden at

+ PFLAG Tucson-AllianceFund 2014 LGBT Scholarships

  • Application deadline March 31, 2014
  • This year (2014) PFLAG Tucson will award five (5) $1000 Gene Moore Scholarships joint with the Alliance Fund of Southern Arizona and one (1) $1000 Mark and Art Woodland Scholarship to LGBT persons to attend an institution of higher education.
  • The requirements for a PFLAG-Alliance Fund/Woodland Scholarship are:
    • May be a high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
    • Must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person from southern Arizona
    • Must be accepted to an institution of higher education for the period for which the scholarship is requested
  • Application materials are available on PFLAG Tucson's website at: or by contacting PFLAG at 520-360-3795 or, or by writing to P.O. Box 36264, Tucson, AZ 85740.
  • Award decisions will be made in mid-April with checks presented at the PFLAG Tucson-Alliance Fund reception on May 7, 2014, at the Ward VI City Council Offices.

+ 2014 Arizona Hydrological Society-Tucson Chapter Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship

  • Application deadline 5:00 PM on March 28  < CORRECT DEADLINE! Previous announcements contained errors! NEW Link to Application form and app requirements below!
  • Undergraduate and graduate students in a hydrology-related field of study from an Arizona college or university are eligible to apply.
    • Qualified undergraduates will be given first preference in the selection process.
  • Award stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours of experience within the 2014 calendar year with multiple agencies and private consulting companies in Tucson, Arizona.
  • The application consists of a one-page application (link below), a one-page essay, transcripts (unofficial), and two letters of recommendation (at least one from an instructor, the second may be from an employer)
  • See the 2014 Halpenny Internship website to print out the Application form and read about other required materials.

+ Arizona Floodplain Managers Association (AFMA) Scholarship

  • Application deadline March 28, 2014
  • Juniors, Seniors, and Master's students are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Applicants must be declared majors in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources or the Department of Civil Engineering-Engineering Mechanics with an educational and/or research emphasis in:
    • Water resources, including surface water hydrology and hydraulics
    • Watershed management
    • Agricultural engineering
    • Geomorphology
    • Or enrolled in a floodplain management accredited program approved by the AFMA Board of Directors
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship (undergraduates for 12 credit hours or more, graduate students for 6 credit hours or more)
  • Submit completed, signed, and dated applications by mail as directed on the application

+ U-Wyoming & National Park Service:  Small Grant RFP 2014

  • Grant proposal deadline March 10, 2014
  • The University of Wyoming and the National Park Service are requesting proposals for small grant funds from a diversity of areas to study in the Greater Yellowstone Area.
  • These are small grants (up to $5000) and are perfect for graduate students with faculty supervisors.
  • Grand Teton National Park has supplied a list of topics (See Request for Proposal link below) they would like to have researched, BUT these are not the only projects that will be funded.
  • If you have an idea for research in this area, please consider submitting a proposal.
  • See for Request For Proposal document for details about the application, deadline for submission, date of notification, and (tentative) start date for projects.
  • Questions?  Contact Celeste Havener, UW-NPS Research Center, or 307-766-4227, or Harold Bergman at

+ Udall Undergraduate Scholarship 2014-2015

  • UA Applications available beginning October 1.
  • Application deadline March 5, 2014
  • Scholarship available to:
    • Any student committed to a career related to the environment (any ethnicity)
    • Native American or Alaska Native students committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care
    • Native American students do not need to demonstrate commitment to the environment; likewise, students pursuing environmental careers do not need to be Native American or an Alaska Native
  • IMPORTANT:  A student must be nominated by the UA for this program.
  • For full details, see the Udall Foundation website here:
  • For further information, contact the UA Representative, Emily Kotay at

+ Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • Application deadline March 4, 2014 for study abroad in Summer 2014, Fall 2014, or the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
  • The Gilman Scholarship offers scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grants at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
  • Contact the UA ONCS office at to see if you qualify to apply for this scholarship.
  • Gilman applications open in January, but it's never too early to start thinking about your application!

+ Beckman (Undergraduate) Scholarship Program/Beckman Foundation, College of Science

  • Application deadline February 28, 2014
  • NOTE:  Applicants should consider working on their applications ASAP, as the application is a complex one.
  • The Beckman Scholarship Program, funded by the Beckman Foundation, is designed to help stimulate, encourage, and support research activities by exceptionally talented undergraduate students.
  • At the UA, the Beckman Scholarship provides funding for students to conduct in-depth research with one of 15 stellar research mentors in the College of Science whose research interests are focused on chemistry (including water chemistry-hydrology), biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences, or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects.
  • Beckman Scholars will develop a research project (with a Beckman mentor) and spend Summer 2014, the Academic Year 2014-2015, and Summer 2015 working in the mentor's lab on the project and engaging in professional development activities (e.g. meeting with eminent scientists from around the world, attending the annual Beckman Symposium, and leading fellow undergraduates in small group discussions).
  • The Beckman Scholar will receive a stipend of $16,000 plus $3,300 for research supplies and travel over the course of the 15-month research experience.
  • One to three Beckman Scholars are selected annually.
  • To apply, visit the Beckman Scholarship website

+ Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (UA is a Collaborator)

  • Application deadline February 15, 2014
  • Freshmen and sophomores are eligible to apply (see NOTE).
  • To be eligible, students must be enrolled at the UA or planning to enroll at UA by Fall 2014.
  • NOTE:  Preference will be given to qualified sophomore applicants, although freshmen will be considered and are encouraged to apply.  Non-traditional & transfer students  that do not meet the traditional designation of "sophomore" may also be eligible and can contact the national program director at to discuss their specific circumstances.
  • Benefits and Activities:
    • In June 2014, selected Scholars will attend an expense-paid, week-long Conservation Leadership program in coordination with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia and will work full-time for 8 weeks on field research projects with faculty and graduate student mentors at UA.
    • During the second summer (2015), Scholars will complete paid internships with local, state, federal, or tribal agencies, or NGOs. 
    • Scholars will earn $5000 each summer, receive a $1000 housing stipend, and gain valuable skills and experience, both necessary for a successful career in conservation.
    • During the Academic Year, Scholars will connect with fellow students from across the Collaborative* using social networks and a 1-credit distance-based coruse focused on human dimensions of conservation and achieving academic and professional success. 
    • Scholars will also attend biweekly group meetings or socials and interact regularly with graduate student and faculty mentors at UA.
  • See the national program website for details or contact the national program director at
  • *The Collaborative includes:  University of Florida, University of Idaho, North Carolina State University, Cornell University, and the University of Arizona

+ Virginia Tech StREAM Lab Undergraduate Research Experience (REU), Dynamics of Water and Societal Systems, Summer 2014

  • Application deadline February 15, 2014
  • Qualified and motivated undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) sought for novel, interdisciplinary 9-week summer internship at the Virginia Tech StREAM Laboratory, in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Several interconnected group projects with deal with water sustainability, ecosystem resilience, and environmental stewardship.
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
  • Intership dates:  May 31 (arrival date) through August 2 (departure date)
  • Internship includes a stipdent of $4000, subsistence costs (dormitory and most meals), and round-trip travel expenses (up to $500) plus expenses for travel to a conference, most likely the American Ecological Engineerig Society Conference in Charleston, SC (June 9-11)
  • See the VT StREAM website for the Student Application link (including the Faculty Recommendation Letter link)

+ CZO Science: Shale Hills/Christina River Basin Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for (K-12) Teachers (RET) Summer 2014

  • Application deadline February 15, 2014
  • Hosted by Pennsylvania State University, the Stroud Water Center, and the University of Delaware
  • The purpose of the REU/RET is to introduce undergraduate students and K-12 teachers to Critical Zone science
  • Research experience will take place in the Piedmont region of southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware and the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylania
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (an NSF funding requirement)
  • Participants will receive a stipend, travel costs, housing, and meals
  • See REU/RET flyer or the CZO REU/RET website for details

+ National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) & Association of Women in Geosciences (AWG) Undergraduate Field Scholarships

  • Application deadline February 14, 2014
  • Each year, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) makes several $500 awards to undergraduate students to facilitate their study of field geoscience.
    • In addition, the committee endeavors to select awardees that expand the diversity of people studying geosciences in the field and a collaboration with the Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) funds two additional awards specifically for women.
  • These awards, previously given to students who attend a traditional summer field camp, are now available for students attending field-based courses at any time of year.
  • The intent of the awards is to support students' participation in intensive field courses in any aspects of geoscience (including geophysics, soil science, hydrology, etc.) that focus on students practicing skills of field observation, data collection, analysis and synthesis
  • Awardees are selected based on the importance of the field experience in meeting their educational and career goals, the quality of the field aspects of the course, and the importance of the financial award in allowing them to participate in the program.
  • See the NAGT webpage for more information and details on how to apply.

+ NASA Summer Internship in Earth/Airborne Science (Student Airborne Research Program, SARP)

  • Application deadline February 7, 2014 [download Application at the link below]
  • Internship program for undergraduate students, especially Juniors majoring in any of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) who have an interest in applying their backgrounds to study the Earth System.
  • SARP provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailing planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others.
  • SARP participants will receive round-trip travel to California, housing, and transportation during the 8-week program, a $3000 stipend, and a $2500 meals allowance.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a four-year college or university.  Preference in admission will be given to undergraduate Juniors (rising Seniors in summer 2014).
    • Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 aircraft where they will assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.  Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites.
    • Students will work in multidisciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.  Each student will develop his/her own individual research project.  Many students have gone on to present their results at conferences such as AGU, AMS, and ASLO.
  • Instrument and flight preparation, and the research flights themselves, will take place at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA.  Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place at the University of California-Irvine.
  • Applicants must have a strong academic background in any of the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, or engineering and an interest in applying their background to the study of the Earth system. 
  • Applications especially encouraged from students majoring in Earth, environmental, or atmospheric sciences and related disciplines.
  • For more information and to download the application, go to the SARP website.


+ NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

  • NEW Application deadline February 3, 2014.
  • RENEWAL Application deadline March 17, 2014.
  • This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing MS or PHD degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines.
  • Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.
  • Instructions are located at the NESSF 14 solicitation index page (click on Solicitations > Open Solicitations > Select NESSF 14 announcement
  • The faculty advisor has an ACTIVE role in the submission of the fellowship proposal.  To use the NASA NSPIRES system for electronic submission, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register.  (Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 14 solicitation index page (link above).

+ Killam Fellowships Program (Undergraduate study abroad in Canada)

  • Open application deadline January 30, 2014.  Contact the UA ONCS office for any UA internal deadlines.
  • Killam Fellowships provide opportunities for exceptional U.S. undergraduate students to study in Canada for either one semester or a full academic year.
  • General information available at the Killam Fellowships Program website.
  • Contact the UA ONCS office for more details or to learn more.

+ Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship 2014

  • Application (with all materials and recommendations) deadline at midnight EST, MONDAY, not Wed, January 27, 2014
  • Appropriate for seniors and graduating students ready to begin a graduate program in Fall 2014
  • The program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. 
  • Provides benefits valued up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington, DC, and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.
  • Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.
  • May be used to study any area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including:
    • International development, international relations
    • Public policy, business administration
    • Foreign languages, economics
    • Agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 (out of 4.0)
    • U.S. citizenship
  • The program welcomes applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.
  • Application information about the Payne Fellowship website:

+ Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2014) in Ranco, Italy

  • Application deadline January 15, 2014
  • The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is organizing the 8th Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO) which will be held in Ranco, Italy, June 24-27, 2014
  • The school illustrates the motivations to conduct sensitivity analysis on simulation models and offers an accessible treatment to the techniques used in global sensitivity analysis.  The program begins with the first principles of sensitivity analysis and guides the student through the full range of recommended practices with exercises and application examples.
  • The scientifice programme will include:
    • Introduction to SA and overview of techniques
    • Sensistivity analysis vs. sensitivity auditing
    • Graphical methods
    • High dimensional model representations
    • Polynomial chaos expansions
    • Derivative-based measures
    • Variance-based and screening methods
    • Moment independent methods
    • Sensitivity analysis with given data
    • Sensitivity measures for correlated inputs
    • Metamodelling with smoothing techniques
    • Metasensitivity analysis in the construction of compositive indicators
    • Round talbe with selected case students from students
  • Instructors include William Becker (JRC), Andrea Pagano (JRC), Andrea Saltelli (JRC), Stefano Tarantola (JRC), Bertrand Iooss (EDF, France), Emanuele Borgonovo (Bocconi University), Elmar Plischke (Clausthal University), Theirry Mara (Reunion University), and Sergei Kucherenko (Imperial College London).
  • Candidatures (applications) to the school (CV plus short motivation letter) must be sent to by 15 January 2014
  • Up to 25 participants will be selected.  Evaluation of candidates will be prior to February 15 and candidates informed not later than February 28.
  • The summer school is free, although students will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
  • See the SAMO 2014 website for full details

+ Durham University 2014-15 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise

  • Call for Applications from postdoctoral and senior researchers for the Durham University (UK) 2014 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise (including the EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral program)
  • Deadlines:  Application deadline December 6 2013 for Junior Research Fellowships (includes the EU Marie Curie program) and application deadline January 10 2014 for Senior Research Fellowships and Policy & Enterprise Fellowships
  • Full details about the fellowships and the application process may be found at the Durham International Fellowships website

+ Park Break:  Saguaro National Park (1-Week) Graduate Internship-Workshop March 2014

  • Deadline for application January 7, 2014
  • A unique learning fellowship for graduate students thinking about a career working in national parks, protected areas, or cultural-hertiage sites
  • The Saguaro National Park "Park Break" will be held March 10-14, 2014
  • For complete information and a link to the application form, go to:
  • Questions?  Contact George Wright Society offices at or 906-487-9722.

+ Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship 2014-15

  • Application deadline January 7, 2014 for 2014-2015 award
  • Program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems
  • Fellowship students represent diverse scientific and engineering disciplines, but the common thread is their use of mathematical and computing techniques for their research
  • Fields of study include Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Space Sciences, and Statistics
  • At the time of application, eligibility will apply to:
    • Undergraduate seniors
    • Applicants with no more than BS or BA who are not enrolled in graduate school
    • First-year graduate students (MS degree or PHD students without an MS degree)
    • Enrolled MS students beyond the first year provided they plan full-time uninterrupted study toward a PHD in a different department OR at a different academic institution
    • Applicants with no more than MS degrees who are not currently enrolled and who will not have been enrolled in graduate school for 2 years prior to resuming graduate studies
    • First-year PHD students with an MS degree provided that they completed the MS degree within 2 years at a different academic institution OR in a different academic department OR (prior to current enrollment) had not been enrolled in graduate school for at least 2 years
  • This equal opportunity program is open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability, or national origin.
  • For complete details, see the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship website

+ DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program 2014 for undergraduates

  • Deadline for application January 6, 2014
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses
  • 10-week research experiences are offered at:
    • Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories
    • Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • Coast Guard Research and Development Center
    • Customs and Border Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services
    • Naval Research Laboratory
    • Engineer Research and Development Center
    • National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory
    • Transportation Security Laboratory
    • And more....
  • Areas of research include:
    • Engineering
    • Computer science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biological / life sciences
    • Environmental science
    • Emergency and incident management
    • Social sciences
    • And more....!
  • For details, visit the DHS HS Stem Internship website

+ National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships 2014

  • Application deadline December 20 at 5:00 PM EST
  • Awarded to applicants who pursue a doctoral degree in 15 disciplines, including geosciences
  • Approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships will be awarded in April 2014 for the 2014-16 Academic Year
  • Eligibility requirements include:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national (e.g. resident of American Samoa).  Permanent residents and international students are not eligible for this program.
    • Applicant must also have completed less than 2 years of graduate study (i.e. you are still eligible if you are beginning your second year with the start of the Fall 2013 semester)
  • For full details regarding eligibility and application, see the NDSEG website

+ Durham University 2014-15 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise

  • Call for Applications from postdoctoral and senior researchers for the Durham University (UK) 2014 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise (including the EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral program)
  • Deadlines:  Application deadline December 6 2013 for Junior Research Fellowships (includes the EU Marie Curie program) and application deadline January 10 2014 for Senior Research Fellowships and Policy & Enterprise Fellowships
  • Full details about the fellowships and the application process may be found at the Durham International Fellowships website