HMEI Graduate Research Awards — Call for Applications

Morgan Kelly ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) is accepting applications for graduate research fellowships and awards in the areas of climate change, environmental policy, water issues and other pressing environmental topics. Our awards are open to Princeton Ph.D. candidates in all departments.


HMEI-STEP Graduate Fellowship: Application Deadline March 26

The two-year HMEI-STEP Graduate Fellowship program enables participating graduate students to explore the environmental policy dimensions of their doctoral research. Students who complete the requirements of HMEI-STEP fellowship are award a Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs in addition to receiving a degree from the department in which the student in enrolled. HMEI offers half financial support for two years (stipend and tuition). Support is generally awarded in the second and third years of the student’s Ph.D. tenure. HMEI-STEP Fellows also receive a $3,500 award to support their graduate research. Interested students can apply through the HMEI website.


Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS): Application Deadline March 26

Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars (PECS) is a two-year faculty-guided and student-governed fellowship program allows Princeton graduate students from the humanities, natural and social sciences and engineering to engage in a common intellectual exploration within the broad area of climate and energy. Scholars participate in informal student discussions, fellow-faculty dinners and group projects; a $1,000 research stipend is provided to support fellows’ research and professional development. Interested students can apply through the HMEI website.


Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award for Water and the Environment: Application Deadline April 16

The Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Award for Water and the Environment provides up to $10,000 in research funding to graduate students pursuing innovative research on water and water-related topics with implications for the environment, including projects related to climate science, engineering and environmental policy. Applications are available through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE).

Attend our March 4 virtual open house and Q&A


Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research: Application Deadline April 16

The Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research provides up to $10,000 in research funding to graduate students pursuing innovative research on climate change science, energy solutions, environmental policy or, more broadly, on other environmental topics. Funds may be used for a range of purposes, including fieldwork support, travel, conference participation, the purchase of equipment, and costs associated with data analysis and facilities use. Applications are available through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE).

Attend our March 12 virtual open house and Q&A