The Hertz Foundation gives Graduate Fellowships and are looking for proposals emphasizing near-term application of applied sciences or engineering, including Earth Sciences. If students have a new way of looking at an applied environmental or geo problem or hazard, the foundation may be interested. The due date is next Friday, Nov. 2, which is probably too late to write a proposal from scratch, but is possible if a student already has a proposal partially written. Both two year and five year fellowships exist.
Web address is: http://www.hertzfoundation.org