Research Fellowships

GRO Undergraduate Fellowships

EPA offers Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Undergraduate Fellowships for bachelor level students in environmentally related fields of study. By enhancing and supporting environmental education for undergraduate students, GRO fellows have provided new environmental research in the physical, biological, health and social sciences, as well as in engineering.

Eligible students will receive support for their last two years of undergraduate study and an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their "junior" year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 for each academic year of support and $8,600 for the three-month summer internship. 

GRO fellows participate in a 12-week long summer internship program. The internship offers students the opportunity to work at an EPA research laboratory or facility to enhance their undergraduate educational experience and gain valuable professional training.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be a sophomore to apply,
  • be citizens of the United States or its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence,
  • attend a fully accredited four-year university or college, and
  • have at least a 'B' average overall. 

Fellowship Program Administration

The internship program is administered by Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. (CSS), a woman-owned small business founded in 1988 that provides scientific program support, environmental safety and health, and transportation safety services under contract to EPA and other Federal agencies.

Learn more about GRO undergraduate fellowship.