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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


Funding opportunities preceded by a "*" have upcoming deadlines and will only be available until the given date. Others are available at various times throughout the year and recur annually. For both types, details can be found in the provided links.

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.
​Confluencenter Graduate Fellowships support individual graduate students from the Colleges of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Behavioral Sciences with creative interdisciplinary research projects. Graduate Fellowships are one-time awards for individual applicants.
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.
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is an exciting opportunity for undergraduates with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and cultural diversity to receive training, support, mentorship, and up to $10,000 over two years for paid research experiences and internships. Scholars will participate in an intensive conservation skills and leadership program; work with agency, faculty and graduate student mentors on paid group research projects and internships; attend national meetings; and engage in mentoring and social networks.
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 Graduate and Professional Student Council awards travel grants for graduate and professional students who are attending or presenting research at academic or professional conferences.
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.
The Oxford-Agnese Nelms Haury Scholarship is a one-year, college-based scholarship in a Masters program at Linacre College of Oxford University. This Native American and First Nations scholarship provides support (tuition fees and living costs) for indigenous students from the United States and Canada to study for a one-year taught Masters degree at Oxford University in the United Kingdom in association with Linacre College.
MARC provides mentoring, financial, and academic opportunity for undergraduates belonging to underrepresented students in biomedical research who have an interest and potential to pursue careers in biomedical research.