Stained glass from the Geography building at Clark

Student Research Funding

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 & Robert Green Summer Internship
The Urban Development and Social Change Program (UDSC) 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. Learn more on the UDSC website (click here).

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 continuing undergraduate majors in Geography, Global Environmental Studies (GES), and Earth System Science (ESS) 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 J.Condakes, an alumnus and Geography major from the class of 1978. Click here to download the 2019 internship announcement and application. (Applications due March 1, 2019 to

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