Fellowship opportunities

Hadley McIntosh holds up a soil sample in the field. She is working to quantify methane concentration and determine its sources to better understand greenhouse gas dynamics in the Arctic.

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 (UMCES) will award a Presidential Fellowship to support a new Ph.D. student starting their studies at UMCES in September 2019. The UMCES Presidential Fellowship is merit-based and designed to recruit outstanding students into UMCES graduate programs. This fellowship provides two years of salary, full State of Maryland health benefits, and tuition; fellowship support may be combined with other funding opportunities.

Applicant reviews will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until the Presidential Fellowships is awarded, no later than April 1, 2019. The application form can be found here. For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Education at

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.