Fellowship opportunities

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is Maryland’s premier research institution whose mission is to advance scientific knowledge of the environment. Our scientists conduct research at four locations: the Appalachian Laboratory in the mountains of western Maryland, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, the Horn Point Laboratory on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in downtown Baltimore. Fellowships allow us to encourage and reward hard-working students.

Presidential Fellowship

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will award up to three graduate fellowships to support new Ph.D. students who will start their studies in the fall semester. Presidential Fellowships are merit-based and designed to recruit outstanding students into UMCES graduate programs. These fellowships provide up to three years of salary and full State of Maryland health benefits and tuition. Fellowship support may be combined with other funding opportunities.

UMCES faculty members advise and support more than 80 graduate students. Doctoral students are enrolled in two Ph.D. programs: Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences (MEES) and the Graduate Program in Life Sciences.

New applications will be available in fall 2017. For more information, please email the Office of the Vice President for Education.

Maryland Sea Grant opportunities

Maryland Sea Grant College offers a number of graduate fellowship opportunities in research, natural resource management, and marine policy that allow graduate students to explore their interests and broaden their experience.


Get to know our graduate students

Visit the Student Stories page to find out more about our current graduate students, including past presidential fellowship recipients.