Departmental Opportunities for Geography & EPPL Undergrads

Mar 13, 2019


The Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences has two opportunities for summer money for Geography and EPPL students. Please see below for details:

Undergraduate Research & Internship Funding Opportunity

The Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences (GSS) has funding available to support undergraduates engaged in research and internship activities.  Research in collaboration with GSS faculty during the summer or academic year will be considered.  Internships at public agencies or non-governmental organizations are also eligible for support.  We seek in particular to support students who would otherwise be unable to participate in research or internship opportunities because of financial limitations.  Students may request up to $2500, funds may be used for salary, travel or equipment.  Salaries will be paid at $15/hour.  Interested students should contact potential research advisors or discuss internship opportunities with their faculty advisor.  An application form can be found here and includes a statement of purpose (to be prepared in consultation with research advisor or internship supervisor) and budgetary request.  A letter of support from faculty or an internship supervisor describing the planned activities and collaboration is also required.  Applications are due to Margaret Carrel ( by April 5 for consideration of spring support. 

Lara Travel Scholarships

Who Is Eligible: The Lara Travel Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Note that preference will be given to undergraduate applicants.

What Does the Award Cover: Those making presentations at conferences, symposia and workshops will receive up to a maximum of $500 and those attending for networking will receive up to a maximum of $250. The travel awards have also been given to students undertaking research travel or attending international study abroad courses (such as the India Winterim).   

How To Apply: Students applying for the award should submit the form found here to Margaret Carrel ( by April 5 in order to be considered for funding in summer term.