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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

In light of the University’s newly released policy regarding COVID-19 -- recommending the community minimize social contact -- we encourage students to utilize virtual options when seeking support or information from the Earth Systems Program. Please contact staff via email or phone and we will be happy to assist! Latest information about the University's response to COVID-19 can be found here:

Financial Resources

Fellowship and Grant Opportunities


Earth Systems Undergraduate Funding Guide - Research and Internship Opportunities

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 can be found on the Haas website.  Applications are due February 4, 2020.

Volpert Scholars Award: Not accepting applications for 2020

Made possible through a generous gift of the Volpert family, 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. Not accepting applications for 2020.

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-establised 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 Department of Anthropology.

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:

Additional Undergraduate and Postgraduate Fellowships

Other Funding


Outside of Stanford

Haas Center for 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.