Graduate Fellowships

Do What You Love, Save the Planet

Need support to advance your Ph.D. research on the environment or sustainability? We want to hear from you. The Wrigley Institute offers summer fellowships and other research awards to help support graduate students doing innovative work at the intersection of people and planet. Fellows receive funding as well as access to exclusive professional development and networking opportunities.

We award fellowships in all disciplines, for students whose work would benefit from access to labs, libraries, or other resources at USC’s main campus or at the Wrigley Marine Science Center (WMSC) on Catalina Island.

Environmental Studies student Connie Machuca uses a pipette to feed sea anemones in a specimen tank
A research diver puts specimens in a mesh bag as a bright orange and blue-spotted fish swims across a reef in the foreground Drone photo of the coastline of Catalina Island and San Pedro Channel with purple and yellow wildflowers in the foreground

Graduate Summer Fellowships

Our summer fellowships are available to both USC and non-USC students and support research on USC’s downtown Los Angeles campus or at WMSC. The fellowship period is June-September and requires recipients to be in residence.

Student with molecule breakdown an elevated view of Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California

Graduate Research Awards

The Wrigley Institute’s graduate research awards provide supplemental support to USC graduate students or postdoctoral scholars, with preference given to individuals conducting research at WMSC.