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For general information on admissions requirements and procedures, please visit the Admissions website, or contact:

Graduate Admissions Department


Phone: 202-885-1646

For questions about the programs, please contact:

Professor Judith Shapiro


Professor Simon Nicholson



GEP Program

Marley Crutcher (SIS 250)


Phone: 202-885-1733

Graduate Advising Home Page

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Grants and Fellowships

For a comprehensive list of grant and fellowship opportunities, please visit the Office of Merit Awards' National Scholarship Directory.

EPA STAR Fellowships

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in environmentally related fields of study. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support.


NSEP Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). Study of the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand is excluded.


The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program was established by Executive Order in 1977 to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. By drawing graduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service. Student apply to the PMF program the year before graduation.

Education for Sustainable Energy Development [ESED]

Scholarships are available to outstanding students from developing countries and economies in transition. The Education for Sustainable Energy Development [ESED] (formerly e8) scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject.

Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship

Annie's Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship assists undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing studies in Sustainable and Organic Agriculture. Each year, it awards monetary scholarships ($2,500 and $10,000) to its recipients. Both US citizens and International students who study at a US school are welcome to apply.

Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship

As an annual environmental studies scholarship program launched by Windstar Foundation, Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship is awarding one $1000 scholarship for graduate students entering their second year of graduate school.

RHS McLaren Horticultural Scholarship

The RHS McLaren Horticultural Scholarship provides a ten-month noncredit work/study program in Great Britain. Opportunities are available for study, research and practical work at The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Edinburgh and gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Trust. Internships at the Eden Project and an optional semester at Reading University or Sheffield University may also be arranged. The scholarship provides funding for transportation, housing, tuition and an allowance for personal needs.

WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP)

With the highest award of $20,000, RFP seeks to support the field work of graduate level students who will work with Wildlife Conservation Society staff in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and in special cases, North America. Collectively, the professionals receiving RFP grants will apply field-tested conservation science to the challenges facing the natural world.

Gloria Barron Scholarship

The $10,000 per recipient Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship supports qualified graduate students' research and preparation of a paper on wilderness conservation. Additional funding will be provided to pay travel expenses for the recipient to work with staff members of the Wilderness Society on this project, and for the publishing and publicizing the final paper as well.


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