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Earth Systems Program

Investigate the complex interaction of humans and nature.

Fellowship & Grant Opportunities

Earth Systems Undergraduate Funding Guide - Research and Internship Opportunities (pdf)

Short document with details on many of Stanford's summer research and internship programs. Every program listed inside includes information on application deadlines, funding amounts, time commitments, and more.  Please note that the document only contains Stanford-affiliated programs, and is incomplete even then--remember to keep your eye on your mailing lists and newsletters, and to look at programs at other institutions/organizations as well!

Earth Systems Public Service Summer Fellowship

The Haas Center for Public Service and the Earth Systems Program have partnered to launch the Earth Systems Public Service Summer Fellowship as part of the Cardinal Quarter initiative. This Fellowship allows students to apply what they have learned through interdisciplinary environmental studies and further engage this learning during a summer internship experience working in public service with an organization or government agency.  Contact the Student Services Manager with questions. Applications are due February, Winter Quarter.

Earth Systems Scholars Award

Provides financial support for work on research projects and internships undertaken by Earth Systems majors that will foster students’ growth as interdisciplinary environmental scholars and problem-solvers. Contact program staff with questions. 

Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research (SESUR) Funding

For summer research with a Stanford Earth faculty member on a designated project.

Haas Center Undergraduate Fellowships

The Haas Center, in collaboration with campus programs and centers, supports undergraduate students to pursue local, national, and global immersive and intensive (8-weeks or more, full-time) service experiences.

Haas Center Postgraduate Fellowships for Seniors/Coterms

The Gardner, Ford, SPIN and Public Scholarship Summer fellowships support students to work in full-time, mentored positions with outstanding leaders after graduation.

Schneider Fellows Program

To promote the awareness of environmental issues resulting from past and present energy use (support NGO efforts).

Stanford in Government (SIG) Summer Undergraduate Fellowships

SIG offers 50 paid fellowships and internship stipends annually for students to work in public policy across the country and around the world.

VPUE-Sponsored Summer Research in Biology and Field Studies Program

On-campus summer research. Join participating faculty members in their labs for already-established projects. For freshmen and sophomores.

UAR Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Beagle II

For a “voyage of scientific discovery” to any appropriate world location. Application through the Undergraduate Advising and Research

UAR Student Grants

Small Grants, Major Grants, Chappell Lougee Scholarships, Conference Grants

National Fellowships Listing

National Fellowships that require a Stanford nomination through the office of Undergraduate Advising and Research.

In addition to UAR Student Grants and departmental research programs, students may find additional means to support their projects:


Outside of Stanford

Public Service Fellowships Database

Funding for 100 fellowship opportunities to support nine-week public service experiences in the U.S. and abroad.

Hollings Scholarship

For rising juniors majoring in atmospheric, oceanic, remote sensing technology, science teacher education, science policy, or environmental science disciplines.

Scholarships for Study outside of U.S.

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