Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

IBES ENVS Summer Research & Internship Award 2023

No Longer Accepting Applications for Summer 2023

IBES has some funding available for substantive summer research and internship experiences in fields relevant to the environmental studies and sciences concentrations at Brown.  These awards are for ENVS concentrators who were not eligible to receive university funding, or whose applications for funding were not accepted (ie. LINK, UTRA, Royce, Voss).  Students who apply for the IBES award, but are offered summer 2023 funding from another source, MUST accept that opportunity in lieu of IBES Funding.


  • $4000 stipend (domestic projects), $5,500 stipend (international projects)


  • These awards are available to declared Environmental Studies and Sciences concentrators who will be enrolled as juniors or seniors at Brown in Fall 2023 (May 2023 graduates are not eligible).
  • International students are eligible to apply, but may be subject to tax withdrawals if their nation of citizenship does not have treaty benefits with the US - please contact the Brown Payroll Office if you have questions regarding this matter.
  • In order to receive a Summer stipend, student must have completed filing I-9, which includes brining 2 original forms of ID to the HR Service Center


  1. These awards may not be combined with other funding from Brown, such as UTRAs, Voss, Royce, or Link. However, students receiving partial funding from an employer or organization not connected to the university may receive supplemental support from IBES, if the experience will enhance their education.

Program Expectations

  • These awards are designed to fund significant summer experiences that fulfill a minimum of 320 hours of supervised work by August 31, 2023.
  • Participants need to provide a one paragraph mid-summer check-in and 1-2 page end of summer summary about their experience.  If possible, we also want photos taken of awardees working in the field.
  • Selected students and the organizations they work with will be required to submit feedback forms at the end of the summer.

Applications Should be Submitted via Brown UFUNDS and Must Include the Following:

  1. The name and contact information for the individual (e.g., a faculty member at Brown or another university) or organization that you plan to work with this summer
  2. The length of the position (number of weeks) and estimated number of hours per week that you expect to work for this individual or organization during the summer
  3. Describe (fewer than 300 words) the work you expect to conduct for the individual/organization
  4. Define (fewer than 300 words) how you believe this experience will benefit you academically and professionally
  5. List other funding opportunities you have applied to (including pending applications)
  6. The mentor/organization you will be working with must submit a Supervisor Statement Form and supporting letter on the organizations letterhead, to Jeanne Loewenstein ( no later than one week after the application deadline.  The Supervisor’s document must include:
    • Organization or research project description
    • Opportunity description including:  
      • How this experience will advance the core mission of the organization/researcher and the potential impact of the student’s work
      • Extent of organization/mentor engagement, supervision and support of the student
    • Confirmation that student is in consideration or has been offered/accepted the opportunity. Click here to download the Supervisor Form.