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Student Grant, Fellowship and Research Assistantship Opportunities

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Student Member Recruitment
ASPRS offers thirteen awards totaling more than $35,000. These grants are available to both undergraduate- and graduate-student members of ASPRS and others, these resources have been generated with the intention of advancing academic and professional goals within the fields of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. ASPRS recognizes that the students are the future of these rapidly evolving fields and encourages all who are qualified to take advantage of the unique opportunities.

Geller Student Research Awards for Projects Relating to Sustainability
Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for Geller Student Research Awards. It is anticipated that there will be approximately three awards in amounts ranging from $1,500 to $2,000, and several smaller grants, up to $1,000.

HERO Research Fellowships
The Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) program is a unique undergraduate-graduate-faculty experience that engages in research on human-environment relationships in Massachusetts. HERO Fellows conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of Clark University faculty. The research conducted by HERO Fellows often leads to scholarly publications, presentations at academic conferences across the USA, and awards and honors. Apply for a HERO Fellowship

Lois and Robert Green Internship
The Urban Development and Social Change Program is pleased to offer a paid summer internship for a continuing Clark undergraduate student, made possible by a generous endowed fund established by Clark alumni Lois and Robert Green.The Intern will assist a Worcester City Councilor or the staff of a Worcester city government agency or non-profit organization with a variety of projects and activities aimed at addressing issues of concern to residents of Worcester. The stipend for the internship is $2,800 for six weeks of full-time work (35-40 hours per week) or part-time work over a longer period of time, to be completed between May 23rd and August 15th, 2017.

The starting and completion dates will be decided jointly by the Internship Supervisor and the Intern. Additional information about the internship can be obtained from Professor Deb Martin in the Department of Geography, Jefferson Academic Center, Room 220.

All application materials must be submitted to Rachel Levitt by 5pm on February 10th, 2017.
Click here to download the internship announcement and application.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
The NSF graduate research fellowship is offered to seniors and first-year graduate students. It provides a generous 12-month stipend and some university tuition remission. This is a very popular program with students and Clark currently has three graduate students who have been awarded this fellowship.

Peter J. Condakes Summer Research Fellowship Award
This award is open to undergraduate Geography, Global Environmental Studies (GES), and Earth System Science (ESS) majors with an interest in environmental concerns. The recipients of this fellowship will each receive a $1,500 stipend to support a summer research project. This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Peter Condakes, an alumnus and Geography major from the class of 1978.

Click here to download the 2017 internship announcement and application

The Polaris Project
The Polaris Project will give undergraduate students the opportunity to witness the changing Arctic first-hand as they participate in a field course and research experience in northeastern Siberia. After completing the "Arctic System Science" course associated with the Polaris Project (GEOG/GES 119), a select group of undergraduate students will travel with project scientists to the Siberian Arctic. Once leaving the US in late June 2008, we’ll first spend a few days in Moscow, then travel to Yakutsk (capital of the Sakha Republic), and finally to the Northeast Science Station at Cherskiy (north of the Arctic Circle on the Kolyma River).

Students in the field course will be introduced to a variety of arctic environments including boreal forest, tundra, lakes, rivers, estuaries, and the coastal ocean, conduct their own mini research projects, and help project scientists plan extended field courses that will take place in 2009 and 2010. In fact, 1-2 of the student participants from 2008 will have the opportunity to return as course teaching assistants in 2009.

The interdisciplinary approach emphasized throughout the Polaris Project mirrors the way that complex environmental science is actually done. We’ll stress the links between the different environments and explore how climate change is impacting them. Students will work closely with leading scientists and share in the excitement of scientific discovery. The Polaris Project will be superb preparation for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in environmental sciences, but we seek a diverse student body which might also include non-science majors.

We expect that the Polaris Project will be an exceptional learning experience and tremendous adventure for all participants. You'll see an extremely remote part of the world, get a first-hand view of "global warming," conduct your own research project, and be part of a team of enthusiastic undergraduate students and scientists working together to understand the changing Arctic. If climate change, the Arctic, adventure, and teamwork appeal to you, please apply to participate in the Polaris Project 2008 field course in Siberia. Online applications are due February 1, 2008.

For more information, contact Dr. Karen Frey ( or visit