Funding for Students

Interdisciplinary Conference Funding for ESPP Dual Major and ESP Specialization Students
For Environmental Science and Policy Dual Major or Specialization doctoral student to attend conference or meetings with an interdisciplinary environmental focus. Students must present their work. Up to $500 for domestic and $750 for international travel. Students who have completed two of the four requirements are eligible for up to two grants.  
Deadline: October 15 and January 15, annually

Doctoral Recruiting Fellowship
The Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP) offers one-year Doctoral Recruiting Fellowships for students who will matriculate during the fall semester. The goal of these fellowships is to attract the strongest possible cohort of students to pursue doctoral education focused on the environment at MSU. Students MUST be nominated by their intended home department. Students may not apply directly for these fellowships but should work with their intended home department to prepare their application materials. ESPP is now offering up to $400 in travel grants to bring prospective ESPP students to MSU for a tour, after they have been nominated by their department. 
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020.

ESPP 2020 Summer Research Fellowship
ESPP will pleased to announce the forth year of the Research Fellowship for the Summer of 2020 for Ph.D. students currently enrolled at MSU. The goal of the program is to provide funding to Ph.D. students to support the next generation of scientists and to advance work in environmental science and policy at Michigan State University. The Environment Summer Fellowship provides funds to be used to enhance the educational and research experience of graduate students at MSU whose research touches on environmental science and policy. Recipients of the Fellowship will be expected to present their research as part of the 2020 ESPP Research Symposium, which will take place in the fall of 2020. Each Fellowship will provide funding of $7,000 for the summer of 2020. For more information on how to apply, contact ESPP at espp@msu.edu.

Criteria for the award are as follows:

  • The student must be enrolled in Michigan State University currently and in Fall 2020, pursuing a Ph.D. degree in a field related to the environment.
  • The student must demonstrate sound academic achievement and potential for future academic success.
  • The student must conduct at least 20 hours of research per week throughout the summer of 2018.
  • Preference will be given to students whose research is interdisciplinary.
  • First time applicants will be given priority over prior grantees of ESPP Summer Research Fellowships.
  • The selection of fellowship recipients will attempt to strike a balance across different disciplines.

Deadline: March 15, 2020.