Scholarships & Funding

Dive in and find funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with an environmental focus!

For other funding, the University of Arizona provides access to database tools for use by university undergraduate and graduate students to search for external funding opportunities. These include federal, state, and local agencies in addition to private funding sources. More information can be found on the Arizona Research Gateway.

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF or Fund) is a program of the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability and was established to provide funding support for large- and small-scale sustainability projects that build a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient future for the University of Arizona and the Tucson communities. Projects are evaluated and selected by the Campus Sustainability Fund Committee.

Carson Graduate Scholarships are designed to support outstanding UA graduate students and their research. The scholarships are awarded through a competitive process to current UA students who are committed to interdisciplinary research and communication. Grants of $5,000 per year are awarded to each of the Scholars to support their research.


The Climate & Society Graduate Fellows Program provides support for currently enrolled UA graduate students whose work is focused on the nexus of climate research and decision making. Up to four fellowships of $5,000 are awarded annually.


The Office of Undergrad Research maintains a database of opportunities within the College and provides information on identifying opportunities, selecting research interests, and connecting with faculty.


The Director’s Fund for Excellence awards are intended to provide critical support for short-term collaborative projects undertaken by UA faculty and graduate students in the Colleges of Fine Arts (CFA), Humanities (COH), or Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS), especially projects that reflect an interdisciplinary orientation or a commitment to public outreach. Awards are made for amounts up to $1,500.


Deadline: July 7, 2023

Liverman Scholars work in a cross-disciplinary cohort of undergraduate students to grow their environmental communication and story-telling skills while creating communication pieces to be used by environmental community partners in southern Arizona. Liverman Scholars receive $500 per semester (awarded at the end of the semester).


The Global Change Minor offers Dissertation Improvement Grants (DIGs) of $1,000 each spring. Only current Global Change PhD Minor GIDP students are eligible to apply for these awards.


Current graduate and professional students in good academic standing who have a project proposal and a principal investigator or project advisor may apply for Research and Project Grant funding.


The Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement (OFCE) assists graduate students in searching and applying for funding outside of the UA. OFCE provides a monthly newsletter with current funding opportunities and advice on applying for funding.


Deadline: August 25, 2023

Are you a junior or senior interested in being mentored by an experienced research professional? Do you want to learn how you can impact environmental policy or strengthen Indigenous governance? Do you want to get paid to learn and further your professional prospects after you graduate? If so, consider applying for the Udall Center's Mo's Policy Scholars Program. Participants during this 2.5 month mentorship program will earn a $1,000 stipend.