Doyle Undergraduate Fellowship

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New Hampshire Sea Grant's Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship offers incoming juniors, incoming seniors, and graduating seniors from any four-year college or university in New Hampshire the opportunity to receive hands-on training and field or lab experience.

Fellows spend the summer working with NHSG staff and researchers seeking to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions regarding our marine resources. The fellowship seeks students interested in connecting marine-related research to extension, education, and communications activities. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 stipend over an 8-week summer fellowship.

Projects cover Fisheries & Aquaculture, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Coastal Communities, Marine Education, and Communications.

Please read our Doyle Fellowship Blog to learn more about the specific projects our fellows have worked on in recent years.

Application Information for 2019 Summer Doyle Fellowships:

Application Deadline: March 4, 2019
Recipient Notification: March 22, 2019

Students interested in applying for a Doyle Fellowship must submit:

  • Two-page statement of interest
  • Resume
  • Recommendation from faculty member or advisor

The statement of interest should include a NH Sea Grant Extension Program focus area that the student would like to work in as well as any particular goal(s) the applicant would like to achieve during his or her fellowship. Program focus areas include:

  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems (e.g. coastal habitat restoration)
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (e.g. local seafood markets, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture)
  • Resilient Communities and Economies (e.g. climate adaptation, stormwater management)
  • Environmental Literacy (e.g. marine education, science communication)

Materials can be submitted electronically to or via mail to:

New Hampshire Sea Grant Director's Office
Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

The Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Fellowship Program was established in honor of its namesake to contribute to the education and development of individuals interested in marine science. Brian Doyle was a long-time supporter of the marine sciences, Sea Grant and undergraduate education. He began working at UNH in 1980 and was well-respected among his colleagues and friends. He most recently served as the associate director of N.H. Sea Grant and program leader for UNH Cooperative Extension’s Water Resources prior to his death in December 2008.


Mark Wiley
Assistant Director for Education
(603) 862-6702

Past Recipients

To view past Doyle Fellowship recipients, please click on the Doyle Fellows links in the menu to the left, organized by year 2012-2018.

Doyle Fellows in action

  • Planting dunegrass
    Planting dunegrass
  • On the rocky shore with crabs
    On the rocky shore with crabs
  • Foraging for seaweed
    Foraging for seaweed
  • Finished up a CRV event
    Finished up a CRV event

Connect to Conserve

Video produced by Doyle Fellow, Brittany Debelis (UNH Manchester '12)