Funding Opportunities


A variety of funding opportunities are available to students in The Environmental Science Graduate Program (ESGP). Students may also seek funding through competitive grants. For more details on alternative funding sources, see The Graduate School’s funding page.

University Fellowships

Graduate fellowships are prestigious awards from the Graduate School that provide students with a stipend, coverage of all full tuition and fees, and subsidized health insurance.  The minimum requirements for University Fellowships are set by the Graduate School.  Any applicant who meets those minimum requirements will be considered for a fellowship nomination.   All graduate programs receive a nomination cap for University Fellowships and our Graduate Studies Committee will rank order the fellowship eligible applications.  Our program will nominate the most competitive applicants.  Students who are awarded a University Fellowship will receive notification from the Graduate School as well as notice from our program.

OARDC Fellowships

Students studying at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster, Ohio are eligible for the OARDC Director's Associateship.

Fay Fellowship

Students pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy degree in various fields of environmental science are eligible for the Fay Fellowship. The fellowships support training of the scientists who will be spearheading environmental research, defining our global problems and developing and implementing solutions. Selection of Fellows is competitive based on superior academic ability, demonstrated leadership, relevance and quality of goals, experience related to environmental science and professional references. Applicants are evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee chaired by the Director of the Environmental Science Graduate Program.

Graduate Associate Positions

Graduate Associateships also provide students with a stipend, coverage of all full tuition and fees, and subsidized health insurance. These positions typically involve a 20-hour per week commitment to  research, teaching, or administrative work. These are offered as a 2 semester match when your advisor provides funding.

Graduate Research Associateships (GRA)

These positions are provided by your advisor.  Please reach out to potential faculty advisors to inquire about the availability of GRA positions.

Graduate Teaching Associateships (GTA)

The ESGP has agreements with four different colleges to provide a specified number of teaching assistants in the fields of biology, natural resources, chemistry, and engineering as a match to GRA funding provided by your advisor.  Please reach out to your potential advisor about availability of GRA funding, which would then give you 2 semesters of GTA funding through EGSP.

ESGP Program Graduate Research Associateships (GRA)

A Graduate Administrative Associate position is offered each year through the ESGP office.  Once again, this is a match when your advisor provides GRA funding.

Diversity in Graduate Studies 

The Office of Recruitment and Diversity Services within Arts and Sciences works in partnership with departments, such as ESGP, research centers and other campus units to ensure a supportive and thriving intellectual environment for diverse populations of students as they pursue advanced degrees. 
For more information about ASC graduate diversity services, visit their site.
Some forms of support can be found below.