Supporting Environmental Science at Yale
The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (YIBS) is the umbrella environmental science center on campus. We support and inspire the environmental community at Yale through research and training, grants and fellowships, and weekly seminars and events. We use a collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to study the entire biosphere: from molecules to landscapes, and everything in between.
Research at YIBS centers upon eight research themes, and we support a number of research centers and programs on campus. We also provide fellowships and funding opportunities for members of the Yale community and for outside scholars.
The YIBS Staff manages operations alongside our multidisciplinary faculty affiliates from schools and departments including Anthropology, Chemistry, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, the Yale School of the Environment and the School of Public Health. We are advised by an External Advisory Board of environmental professionals.
Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship
The application process for 2020 is now open. To apply, nominate a candidate, or for general information about the application process, please visit the Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship page.
- Faculty nominations are due Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
- Application materials are due Monday, November 23, 2020.
- Awards will be announced on or before Friday, December 18, 2020. The awardees will begin residency at Yale University at a time negotiated with their respective sponsor, starting on or after July 1, 2021.
G. Evelyn Hutchinson Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship
Applications for the inaugural 2020 program are closed. To apply, or for general information about the application process, please visit the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Postdoctoral Environmental Fellowship page.
Explore YIBS Summer Research
Paleontologist & YIBS Donnelley Fellow Erin Saupe
Evolutionary biologist & former YIBS Donnelley Fellow Peter Cowman
Coexistence on the Savannah: Human-Wildlife Conflict and Landscape Management
(featuring Mary Burak)
Managing Expectations at High Elevations
(featuring Julia Monk)
Life on the Alaskan Tundra
(featuring Adam Eichenwalk)
Starting from Darters
(featuring Daniel Macguigan)
Lemurs and Men
(featuring Chloe Chen-Kraus)
A Silica Question
(featuring Devon Cole)
In the Wind River Range
(featuring Taylor Ganz)
Trees for Kissena
(featuring Danica Dorowski)
(featuring Elizabeth Creech)
Where There’s Smoke
(featuring Lucia Woo)
Searching for Densifolia
(featuring Adam Roddy)
Alternate Realities and Elephant Parties
(featuring Madelon Case)
The Heat is On for Oak Adaptation
(featuring Kyra Prats)
Zooming in on Zooplankton
(featuring Larry L. Bowman)
Ponds, Pipes and Parasites
(featuring Meredith VanAcker)
As the Numbers Flow In
(featuring Katherine Weber)
Agriculture at the Margins
(featuring Agnes Walton)
(featuring Daniel J. Field)
The More we Know
(featuring Alexandra Todorovic-Jones)
Back to Basics
(featuring Valerie Morley)