Funding Sources for Students and Postdocs



Grants, Fellowships, Student and Postdoc Resources

University of Hawaii Grants & Fellowships:

General UH Awards

UH Foreign Language Areas Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

  • Stipend and tuition expenses for students at UH interested in integrating language studies into their curriculum

UH East-West Center Fellowships

  • Various fellowships that support graduate and undergraduate students

UH Hilo’s list of scholarship opportunities

  • Regularly updated list of funding opportunities for students

Graduate Student Fellowships:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • 3 years of support for graduate school in the sciences.

Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship Program 

  • 3 years  of support for graduate school in the sciences.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship

  • 3 years of support for PhD students early in their studies.

National Geographic Society Young Explorer’s Grant

  • Grant for graduate students

NASA’s Graduate Student Researcher’s Program

  • 1-3 years of support for Masters or PhD students in STEM fields

AAUW Fellowships

  • Fellowships for women Phd students in the final year of their dissertation

Ford Foundation

  • Fellowships for graduate students from underrepresented groups in science

Soroptimist International Founder Region Fellowship

  • Fellowship for women in Hawaii completing their last years of their PhD


  • Fellowships for travel and research abroad

Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Awards

  • Fellowship to study and conduct research in New Zealand

P.E.O. Scholar’s Award

  • Support for women in the last two years of their PhD

Hawaii Community Foundation Fellowships

  • Money for Hawaii residents attending graduate school.

 Research Grants:

BP Conservation Leadership Programme

  • Grants for groups or individuals doing conservation work worldwide

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

  • Grants and fellowships for undergrads, grad students, and postdocs to conduct research in the tropics

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

  • Research money for graduate students

Garden Club of America Award in Conservation and Botany

  • Research money for graduate students

Graduate Women in Science

  • Research funds for women in science

Earthwatch Institute

  • Grants upwards of $50K to support research relevant to conservation and citizen science.

Mycological Society Research and Travel Grants

  • Research funds and travel funds to attend the annual MSA meeting

Explorers Club Exploration Grant Fund

  • Research grants for graduate students and postdocs up to $5,000

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund

  • Research funds for species conservation

Eppley Foundation for Research

  • Research funding for endangered species, ecology and climate change


  • Clearing house for plant related research grants

Postdoc Fellowships:

NSF Postdoctoral Research in Biology

James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoc in Complex Systems

AAUW Fellowships

UNSECO/Loreal Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Fellowships for women in science

Smith Fellowship in Conservation

  • Postdoc fellowship in conservation science

Ford Foundation

  • Postdoc fellowships for underrepresented groups in science

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship

AAAS Postdoc Fellowships

HHMI Hanna H Gray Fellows Program

  • Postdoc fellowship and research award to increase diversity in the life sciences

Google spreadsheet listing postdoc opportunities and fellowships in ecology


Here are resources for colleagues, postdocs, graduate students, and others in the field of fungal ecology.

Lab Protocols

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Funding Sources

Grant and fellowship opportunities to fund Graduate and Postdoctoral studies.

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Professional Development

Tips on how to succeed in graduate school, effective teaching, communicating science, getting a job,  and other professional development resources.

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Other Links

Links to fungal labs, isotope labs, bioinformatics and databases, and societies, clubs, and networks.

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Teaching & Outreach

Courses currently taught by Dr. Hynson and some details on our lab’s outreach activities.

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