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Welcome to the ESA SEEDS opportunities application portal!


Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) www.esa.org/seeds is the flagship diversity program of the Ecological Society of America. Established in 1996, ESA SEEDS has primarily supported undergraduate students in their discovery of careers in ecology  through fieldtrips, research fellowships, leadership development, travel awards and a campus chapter network. SEEDS is excited to expand its program to serve graduate students and early career scientists! 

Please note, you must be fully immunized against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to arrival at internship site. All selected recipients will be required to submit documentation of vaccination during the onboarding process. If you do not receive a vaccination due to medical or religious reasons, an exemption form and negative covid test within 72-hours before arrival to the internship will be required. Please notify ESA staff immediatley if you require a vaccine exemption by emailing seeds@esa.org.

Current Opportunities:


SEEDS SPUR Fellowship Positions:

Colorado: REU in Plant Invasions & Global Change (Syracuse University)
New York: E4@SU Summer REU (Syracuse University)
Michigan: REU in Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics (W.K. Kellogg Biological Station)
New Hampshire: REU at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (Hubbard Brook Research Foundation)

Please reveiw the site specific information before you apply (links above).

Applications for the 2022-2023 SPUR Fellowships will Close March 10 Midnight PST



SEEDS ESA Annual Meeting Travel Award

Undergraduate Award (Full Sponsorship)
Must be a undergraduate or recent graduate from May 2022
Graduate Award ($1000)
Must be a past SEEDS student and currently enrolled in graduate school

Application deadline is March 10 at Midnight PST