Hudson River Foundation: Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

Hudson River Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $6,000

Deadline: Feb 11, 2019 2:00pm PST

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: New Jersey, New York

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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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 ($3,800 for each fellowship) and research funds (up to $1,000) for eight college students to conduct research on the Hudson River. 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.

Over the past 31 years, the Polgar Fellowship program has produced a large body of research relevant to the Hudson River, with a concentration on the four marshes of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Stockport Flats, the Tivoli Bays, Iona Island Marsh, and Piermont Marsh), compiled in the annual Polgar Fellowship reports published by the Foundation. Anyone interested in obtaining this material in order to plan projects building on the work of previous Polgar fellowships or in discussing potential research topics should contact the Foundation.

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.