Hudson River Foundation: Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

Hudson River Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $6,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 10, 2021 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: New Jersey, New York

Location of residency: United States

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The Hudson River Foundation was established in 1981 under the terms of an agreement among environmental groups, government regulatory agencies and utility companies. The Foundation's grants primarily support independent, objective research that will inform scientific understanding, management, and policy decisions about the River and its Estuary.

Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

The objectives of the program are to gather important information on all aspects of the River and to train students in conducting scientific studies and public policy research.

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a student research program conducted through the Hudson River Foundation in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major contributor to the early development of the Foundation, this program provides a summertime grant ($5,000 for each fellowship) and research funds (up to $1,000) for eight college students to conduct research on the Hudson River.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or accepted into a graduate program for the following fall.
  • Both undergraduate and early career graduate students may apply.
  • Projects must be designed to be completed during one summer season.
  • Because of the training and educational aspects of this program, each potential fellow must be sponsored by a primary advisor.