Funding for Students

Interdisciplinary Conference Funding for ESPP Dual Major and ESP Specialization Students
For Environmental Science and Policy Dual Major or Specialization doctoral student to attend conference or meetings with an interdisciplinary environmental focus. Students must present their work. Up to $500 for domestic and $750 for international travel. Students who have completed two of the four requirements are eligible for up to two grants.  
Deadline: October 15 and January 15, annually

Doctoral Recruiting Fellowship
The Environmental Science and Policy Program (ESPP) offers one-year Doctoral Recruiting Fellowships for students who will matriculate during the fall semester. The goal of these fellowships is to attract the strongest possible cohort of students to pursue doctoral education focused on the environment at MSU. Students MUST be nominated by their intended home department. Students may not apply directly for these fellowships but should work with their intended home department to prepare their application materials. ESPP is now offering up to $400 in travel grants to bring prospective ESPP students to MSU for a tour, after they have been nominated by their department. 
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020.

Summer Research Fellowship
ESPP will pleased to announce the third year of the Research Fellowship for the Summer of 2019 for Ph.D. students currently enrolled at MSU. The goal of the program is to provide funding to Ph.D. students to support the next generation of scientists and to advance work in environmental science and policy at Michigan State University. The Environment Summer Fellowship provides funds to be used to enhance the educational and research experience of graduate students at MSU whose research touches on environmental science and policy. Recipients of the Fellowship will be expected to present their research as part of the 2019 ESPP Research Symposium, which will take place in the fall of 2019. Each Fellowship will provide funding of $7,000 for the summer of 2019. For more information on how to apply, contact ESPP at

Deadline: March 15, 2020.