Space is still available for the Spring 2015 Voss course: Engaged Environmental Scholarship and Communication (ENVS 1965).  Contact Heather_Leslie(at) to learn more.


Given the recent institutional changes related to environmental education and research at Brown, the Voss Steering Committee has elected to take this opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the program and how to improve it going forward. Thus we will not be recruiting a cohort of fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year.

We encourage students pursue funding through the many other fellowships available through the Dean of the College. If you are an Environmental Science or Studies concentrator, also keep an eye out for ES specific funding, which will be announced later in Spring 2015.


The Voss Environmental Fellows Program is a different kind of independent research experience, introducing undergraduate researchers to the dynamic interface between environmental scholarship, policy, and practice. Student-faculty-practitioner teams develop research projects to meet shared objectives – directing scientific discovery into channels that will inform current and future management choices.

The Voss Environmental Fellows Program originated with generous support from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation and Peter and Pamela Voss. Additional support has been provided by Brown University’s Swearer Center, the Woods Lectureship Fund, the Center for Environmental Studies and Environmental Change Initiative.