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Graduate Research Environmental Fellowships GREF

The GREF program began supporting graduate students in the Office of Biological and Environmental Research-funded collaborative global change research at universities and national laboratories in June 1999.  All qualified students are encouraged to apply, but minority and female students are particularly encouraged.

GREF Eligibility

GREF makes three-year appointments that are renewable annually based on evidence of the Fellow’s satisfactory academic and research direction and progress. The fellowship pays an annual stipend of $19,200 ($1,500 monthly plus a $600 Research Education Supplement in March and October), and tuition and fees. GREF Fellows are encouraged to participate in the annual Orientation and research focus sessions, and the End-of-Summer Workshop. If the Fellow decides to participate in these activities, GREF pays travel costs, per diem and lodging to the events.

GREF Application form

Applicants must have completed their first year in graduate school, unless they formerly participated as SURE Fellows. Past SURE Fellows can apply for GREF during their first year in graduate school. Applicants are required to complete the application form, including the submission of a five-page description of proposed research, letters of recommendation from the Faculty Advisor and Research Mentor and an outside individual, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Applications are available on the website,, beginning the first Monday in October through 11:59.59 P.M. PST the first Monday in February.

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.