Always check the funding source website for the most up-to-date information.
American Association for the Advancement of Science – fellowships
California Sea Grant Fellowships – NOAA sponsored fellowships in population ecology and policy
Ford Fellowship – (priority to) Minorities working on research-based graduate degree
George Melendez Wright Fellowship – work in National Parks
Graduate Women in Science Fellowship – $10,000 for female researchers in the natural sciences
Hertz Foundation Fellowships – applied science in environmental issues
National Physical Science Consortium – especially for women and minorities in science
Smaller Research Grants
Lewis & Clark Fund from the American Philosophical Society – $5,000 start up money for travel and personal field supplies
National Geographic Young Explorers Grant – $5,000 for travel and supplies. For students under 25 years of age.
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) – $15,000 to improve or add onto your dissertation work
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) – $5000 summer stipend for studying in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan
Sigma Xi, Grants in Aid of Research – $1,000 for research supplies
Society for Systematic Biology (SSB) Awards for Graduate Student Research – $1,200-$2,000 to assist in initiation of systematics projects. Must be in first 2 years of grad school.
Society for Systematic Biology Mini-ARTS Awards – $3,000 for revisionary taxonomy and systematics (students, post-docs, and faculty can apply)
Systematics Research Fund – $1,500-$2,000 for systematics research related to fieldwork expenditure, scientific equipment, or buying time on analytical equipment
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial grant at AMNH – $3,500 supports fieldwork on North American fauna related to wildlife conservation or natural history
Western SARE Graduate Student Grants in Sustainable Agriculture – $25,000 for research and education in sustainable agriculture studies
Grants Specific to UCB & ESPM
Berkeley Chapter of Sigma Xi, Grants in Aid of Research – $500 for research supplies
Divisional Support from Insect Biology at UC Berkeley
IMSD Graduate Fellows Program – provides an annual salary of $25,500, payment of tuition and fees, annual research supply award of $1000, and a travel award of $1000
Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grants – Grants up to $3000 for graduate students from any discipline who would like to conduct research at a UC Reserve Station.
The Robert van den Bosch Scholarship in Biological Control – scholarships & travel grants
Rotary Club of Berkeley Scholarships for study abroad
UCB Graduate Fellowships – Graduate Division list of fellowship opportunities and deadlines
UC Mexus Grants – $12,000 maximum for 2 years – for projects that involve meaningful collaboration with a Mexican institution and/or a Mexican scientist or scholar; or that address issues of importance to Mexico and/or the Mexican-origin population in California and/or the United States
GrantsNet – Free grant database searching service