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Funding, Fellowships, and More

Funding, Fellowships, and More

The following opportunities include funding, fellowships, and more. Many may be recurring opportunities on annual or more frequent cycles. Investigate individual opportunities to determine upcoming deadlines.




  • Jobs & Internships from UWyo Communications & Journalism Department: Details.
  • Crowd-sourced Google Spreadsheet of the World's SciComm Jobs: spreadsheet curated by Franz Anthony
  • Hashtag to monitor: #scicommjob on all social media platforms

Funding & Fellowships

  • Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency:Twenty health care journalists will receive a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at what’s new and what’s next in several medical specialties. Details and application.
  • Join Faculty Mentoring Network: National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) accepting applications for the QUBES/NEON Data Education Fellows Faculty Mentoring Network. Participation is remote. Details and application.
  • Education Writers Association's  annual awards program  is accepting entries.  EWA offers a total of 19 prizes that come with honoraria ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. All professional journalists who have published or posted any journalism on an education topic in an independent news outlet in the past year are eligible to enter.  Membership in EWA is not required (and it's free).
  • Science Writing Opportunity: Apply to write 500-1000-word essays about individual research papers for  Envirobites. Peer review and editorial feedback are part of the process; monetary compensation is not. Details and application.
  • Science Friday Educator Collaborative, which supports creative, highly motivated, and dedicated STEM educators to create new multimedia-driven education resources. DetailsApplication.
  • Botany in Action fellowship: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens's BIA Fellowship program fosters the development of the next generation of plant-based scientists who are committed, first, to excellent research, and second, to educational outreach. Details.
  • ESA Graduate Student Policy Award gives graduate students hands-on science policy experience including interacting with congressional decision-makers, federal agency officials, and others engaged in science and public policy. Travel, lodging, and meals are covered. Details and application.
  • Science Network Mentor Program: Run by Union for Concerned Scientists; participants design and implement an advocacy project on an issue important to them. An experienced Science Network Mentor will provide one-on-one coaching and guidance to maximize the impact of your project.  UCS provides 1) an experienced mentor for one-on-one coaching and 2) tailored tools and resources to sharpen your communication and advocacy skills. Details for prospective  mentors and  mentees.
  • AAAS Mass Media Fellowship for science and engineering students and recent graduates. Open to undergrads and grad students; fellowships available in English and Spanish. Follow this link for a recording from a WySCI-hosted Q&A with four current AAAS fellows.  Fellowship details & application.
  • Helen Fellowship: American Museum of Natural History The BridgeUP: STEM program's Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the AMNH. Details.
  • Meridian Institute Ruckelshaus Public Policy Fellowships: Two-year, full-time position, at either Meridian’s Dillon, CO, or Washington, DC locations. Details.
  • Boyd Evinson Graduate Fellowship for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: The Grand Teton Association (GTA) offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies focused on documenting lesser-known aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Science communication/public engagement component required. Details.
  • Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change Internship: paid summer internships; undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates work in national parks on projects in climate change research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, and other fields. Details. 
  • University of Wyoming Top‐Tier Science Initiative Faculty Innovation Seed Grant Program: The goal of the seed grant program is to stimulate new, innovative, cutting‐edge research projects in the sciences that have promise for successful, sustained and substantial external competitive funding. Details.
  • 2019 Broader Impacts Fellowships with the Advance Research Impacts in Society Center. ARIS Fellows will 1) synthesize existing scholarly work and package evidence about research impact practices into easily applied tools that can be used by the research community to improve research impacts design and practice; or 2) conduct innovative scholarship that explores new horizons and advances knowledge about research impacts. Awarded Fellows will create products such as guidance documents, white papers, scholarly articles, decision support tools, multimedia supports, instructive videos, or other creative and scholarly outputs. Details.
  • Supplemental Funding for Research Support: Awards from the UWyo Social Justice Research Center (SJRC). Details.
  • Jerry O'Neal Student Research Fellowship: Glacier National Park Conservancy provides educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values.  Details.
  • Haub School Student Research & Creative Activities Grant: Three deadlines per year. Details.
  • Pattie Layser Greater Yellowstone Creative Writing and Journalism Fellowship: Hosted by the Wyoming Arts Council. Details.
  • Photography/Visual Communications Graduate Teaching Assistantship: New GA position in the UWyo Dept. of Communication & Journalism. Student must be enrolled in COJO master's program. Details.
  • Larsh Bristol Student Photojournalism Fellowship: $5,500 stipend. Open to all UWyo students; awarded by Dept. of Communication & Journalism. Details.
  • ESA Education and Ecology Publication Award: The Education Section of the Ecological Society of America is invites nominations for the best recently published paper and/or presentation on ecology education. They encourage submissions that use the 4DEE Framework, but any education-focused presentation is welcome. The goal is to highlight new ideas that enhance the teaching of ecology. Papers will be reviewed by the officers of the Education Section and the award will be announced at the ESA Annual Meeting. Submit here.


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