January 25, 2015

Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

Brown MBL Rosenthal Link Awards

The Charles and Phyllis Rosenthal Brown MBL LINK Awards support summer undergraduate internships in the labs or at the field sites of scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory or Brown University who conduct research within the Brown-MBL Partnership. Partnership collaborative research projects represent a wide range of fields from ecology to microbiology to pathobiology. Students should contact MBL or Brown faculty members who are active in the Brown-MBL Program to explore potential internship opportunities. Internships must take place at MBL in Woods Hole, MA or MBL field sites. For more information on past MBL interns visit the MBL Summer Internship webpage.

Students must be active, registered Brown undergraduate students who are returning to Brown in September to apply. Only rising juniors and rising seniors are eligible.  Students may not receive more than one Brown LINK award during their years at Brown.

Eligibility Criteria

  • current Brown undergraduate student
  • applied for or obtained an unpaid summer internship or one that pays less than $1,000
  • returning to study at Brown in the fall term following the internship
  • never received a LINK award previously
  • not received other funding for the proposed internship (except payment of less than $1,000)

To Apply:

The deadline for Brown-MBL link awards is in March of each year. Students should visit the Brown Link Awards website, scroll down to Brown Marine Biological Laboratory Partnership Award and follow the instructions on how to apply through the UFUNDS website.


If you have questions on the Brown LINK application forms and process please contact: Lauren D’Abrosca, Internship Programs Coordinator at CareerLAB, by email at lauren_dabrosc at brown.edu.

If you have questions about MBL and how to contact an MBL faculty mentor about specific research projects please contact Alison Maksym at amaksym at mbl.edu.

Voss Environmental Fellowships

The Voss Environmental Fellows Program at Brown University, generously supported by the Henry David Thoreau Foundation and Peter and Pamela Voss, provides fellowship funding for independent scientific research that introduces undergraduates to opportunities in environmental scholarship, policy, and practice. Student-faculty-practitioner teams develop research projects together to meet shared goals and scientific objectives to inform and improve current and future environmental policy and management decisions. Applications are generally accepted in late winter for summer research fellowships.

For more details, exact application dates and procedures, visit the Voss Environmental Fellows page.

UTRA — Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards

Karen T. Romer UTRAs are awarded to Brown students to allow them to  engage in research or course development with a faculty mentor during the summer or academic year.  For more information, visit the UTRA Student Awards page.