Grants and Scholarships

Name Source Support Amount Demographic Research Area
AAUS Kevin Gurr Scholarship American Academy of Underwater Sciences Research costs 1500-3000 AAUS members, graduate students Research that involves diving
AMS Student Research Award American Malacological Research Society Research costs 1000 Society members Molluscan research
AZA Conservation Endowment Fund (CEF) Association of Zoos & Aquariums Research costs 17,000 average AZA members Animal health/welfare, conservation education, field conservation, management, research
Coastal Management Fellowships Program Coastal Services Center - NOAA Salary + expenses 34,000 Open Coastal resource management and public policy
Conservation Fund Seaworld/Busch Gardens Broad, 1 year term 5000-25,000 Open Species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation, habitat protection, conservation education
Conservation Support Fund Riverbanks Zoo Broad 1000-5000 Open Wildlife conservation
Crustacean Society Fellowship in Graduate Studies The Crustacean Society Supplies, travel 1000 society members Crustacean research
Dolores (Deo) Fisher Award Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum Open 1000 Women Broad
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program NOAA Stipend 20,000 Open; women & minorities encouraged oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology
Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program NASA Stipend, supplies, travel 30,000 Open Earth science research program
East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) NSF Stipend 5000 Open Research in East Asia and Pacific Rim countries
EPA STAR EPA Stipend, tuition, travel 20,000 + Open Environmental studies
Exploration Fund Explorer's Club Broad 500-5000 Graduate and post-graduate students Broad
Fulbright US Scholars Program US State Department Stipend, expenses Varies with country Open Open
Gaige Fund Award American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Supplies, travel 1000 ASIH member Herpetology
George R. Abbe Student Research Grant National Shellfisheries Association Non-travel related expenses 1250 Open Shellfish research
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) National Science Foundation Stipend & cost of education for 3 years 40,500/yr. Graduate students Broad
Grants in Aid of Research Sigma Xi Supplies, travel 1000 Open Open
Grants in Herpetology Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Broad 500 Open Herpetology, education, conservation
Idea Wild Idea Wild Equipment 1500 Open Biodiversity conservation, research or education
Joanna Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Marine Biology The Joanna Foundation
Contact: GPMB Director
Open 3000-5000 Open Marine biology
Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship SC Space Grant and Sea Grant Consortiums Stipend, 1 year term 10,000 max Graduate students, especially minorities and women Earth and marine science
Knauss Fellowship NOAA Stipend, insurance 45,000 Open Marine policy
Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research American Museum of Natural History Supplies, living expenses 500-2500 Open Marine zoology
Marine Genomics Award CofC - Internal
Contact: GPMB Director
Stipend + abatement 22,000 Open Marine genomics
MASNA Graduate Student Scholarship Marine Aquarium Societies of North America Broad 4000 Aquarium hobbyists Marine science
McLeod-Frampton Graduate Scholarship The Agricultural Society of South Carolina
Contact: GPMB Director
Open 3000-5000 GPMB students from SC Marine biology
Melbourne R. Carriker Student Research Grant National Shellfisheries Association Supplies 1250 Open Shellfish research
Mia Tegner Memorial Research Grant Marine Conservation Biology Institute Research costs 10,000 max Open Historical marine ecology
Michael Castagna Student Grant for Applied Research National Shellfisheries Association Non-travel related expenses 1250 Open Shellfish research
NERR Graduate Research Fellowships NOAA Stipend 20,000 Open; minorities encouraged NERRs-related research
PADI Foundation grants PADI Foundation Open 20,000 max Open Aquatic projects
Phillip M. Fields Scholarship SC Aquatic Plant Management Society Supplies, travel 3000 Open Aquatic plant biology, ecology, management
Presidential Summer Research Awards in Marine Biology CofC - Internal
Contact: GPMB Director
Summer stipend 3750 GPMB students Marine biology
PSA Grant Phycological Society of America Research costs 1500 Open Phycology
Raney Fund Award American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists Travel, supplies 1000 ASIH member Ichthyology
SC Wildlife Federation Scholarship SC Wildlife Federation Education 500 SC  undergraduate and graduate students Environmental education
SDE, Eloise Gerry, Vessa Notchev and Nell I. Mondy Fellowships Sigma Delta Epsilon Supplies or travel up to 10,000 women, SDE member Biological and oceanographic studies
SICB Grants-in-Aid of Research Society of Integrative & Comparative Biology Open 1000 SICB member Integrative & comparative biology
Slocum-Lunz Foundation CofC - Internal
Supplies up to 1200 Students enrolled in a SC institute of higher education Marine biology
Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship American Fisheries Society Research costs 10,000 Open Marine ecology, conservation biology, fisheries science
SWS Student Grants Program Society of Wetland Scientists Supplies, travel 1000   Wetland science
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant American Museum of Natural History Supplies, travel 2500 Open North American fauna conservation or natural history
WDHOF & Aggressor and Dancer Fleet Graduate Scholarships in Marine Conservation Women Divers Hall of Fame Tuition/fees, research costs 2000 Women, graduate students Marine conservation
Wildlife Conservation Fund John Ball Zoo Society Broad 500-2500 Open Wildlife and habitat conservation
Young Explorer's Grant National Geographic Broad 2000-5000 Ages 18-25 Research, conservation, and exploration-related projects

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