Environmental Protection Agency – EPA Fellowships

EPA Greater Research Opportunities ( GRO ) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities ( GRO ) program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities ( GRO ) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.

The deadline for receipt of paper applications is December 2017 at 4:00 PM and December 10, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 30 new fellowships by July 2017.

Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years.

The fellowship provides up to $19,250 per year of academic support and up to $8,000 of internship support for a three-month summer period.

Award Information:

  • Anticipated Type of Award: Fellowship
  • Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 30 awards
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: Approximately $1,395,000 for all awards
  • Potential Funding per Fellowship: Up to a total of $46,500.

Fellows will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. Cost sharing is not required.

If selected to receive a fellowship, you will be contacted no later than May 2017 and should subsequently receive your official notification of award by July 2017, for the fall term.

Please note that this schedule may be changed without notification due to factors that were not anticipated at the time of announcement. The earliest anticipated start date for these awards is September, 2017.

EPA Fellowships Eligibility Information

Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university ( located in the U.S. or its territories ) for their undergraduate studies.

Students must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their application (you must have your green card at the time of application to be eligible for this Fellowship opportunity). EPA may verify this number with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service of the Department of Homeland Security.

The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship is intended for students entering their last two years of study before obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Students who have already earned one bachelor’s degree and are pursuing additional degrees are not eligible.

The term is for 2 academic years (9 months each) with a required internship during the summer between years. Thus, only students who will be entering their last two years of college will be considered eligible.

Students must have at least a “B” average overall.

EPA Fellowships Application Form

Students attending fully accredited four year U.S. institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. These schools must be among those that are not highly funded for development of environmental research capacity.

For the purposes of this solicitation, EPA considers as ineligible those institutions receiving more than $35 million in annual federal research and development funding.

Institutions who exceed this threshold can be identified in the National Science Foundation’s publication “Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2006,” Table 12 column.

EPA Fellowships Date

  • Solicitation Closing Date December, 2017, 4:00 pm Eastern Time(ET) to receive paper applications.

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