Center for Environmental Studies

Academic Year Funding

CES Funding

CES has funding available to help offset the costs for students wishing to attend environmentally related conferences and workshops, as well as for student organized events on campus. Additional funding is available each year for students planning to spend the summer conducting independent research on an environmentally related topic, completing an unpaid internship with an environmental organization, or pursuing an environmentally related “creative project.” Funds are allocated through a competitive process with applications due prior to spring break each year.

Honor Thesis Funding

Students who wish to conduct thesis research during the academic year may apply for academic year thesis funding. Contact Sarah Gardner at sgardner@williams.edu for more information.

Funding to Attend Conferences

students at CapitolLimited funds are available through the Center for Environmental Studies for students to attend environmentally related conferences. Students may apply to be reimbursed for up to half of the total cost, including registration, transportation and lodging. Funding is limited to $200 per student each academic year. CES will cover the cost of a College vehicle for students who are licensed by Facilities to drive one.

Application must be submitted in hard copy at least 10 days prior to the conference. Notification of funding will be given as soon as possible after submission of the application. If funding is approved, students register and pay for the conference themselves and submit receipts to CES for reimbursement after the conference.

Please note that all recipients of CES conference funds will write a brief report about the conference for publication in Field Notes, the CES newsletter.

Academic Year Employment

  • Office Assistant – office related work, email ces@williams.edu
  • Hopkins Forest Caretaker – gardening, trail maintenance, timber and woodlot management, grounds-keeping, curatorial duties, educational programming, and more. – contact Andrew Jones
  • Log Lunch – email ces@williams.edu
  • CES Research Assistant – contact Sarah Gardner
  • Hopkins Forest Permanent Plot System Census – contact Hank Art