Through our membership in the National Sea Grant College Program and our affiliation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NH Sea Grant provides graduate students with a number of paid fellowship opportunities in coastal and marine research, management, policy, and related fields.
Lindsey Williams, Ph.D.
Fellowships Program Leader
NH Sea Grant
Our Fellowship Opportunities
NHSG Graduate Research Fellowship
The New Hampshire Sea Grant (NHSG) Graduate Research Fellowship provides fellowship funding to support graduate students at New Hampshire institutions working in areas related to NHSG's mission, vision, and approaches.
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Sea Grant's John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management.
NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program
The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
2022 Information Session Recording
This Fall 2022 info session offers descriptions of each fellowship opportunity, the application process and deadlines, and Q&A with current and recent fellows. The info session is geared toward prospective applicants. We encourage current graduate students (Master’s or PhD), as well as interested undergraduates and faculty members to watch and learn more.
Other Graduate Student Opportunities
New Hampshire CoastWise
Led by NH Sea Grant, CoastWise is is a year-long, cohort-based immersion program for students and professionals working on coastal resilience and marine resource management issues in the state. Designed to build new skills and stronger networks, CoastWise seeks to cultivate an engaged and diverse workforce to better tackle the challenges facing our coasts (including upland watersheds) to support more engaged and impactful coastal research across disciplines. Applications are accepted each spring, with cohorts announced in June and the first workshop in August.
Margaret A. Davidson Fellowship
Administered by NOAA's Office for Coastal Management and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS), the Davidson Fellowship offers a two-year fellowship opportunity at each of the 29 estuarine research reserves nationwide. Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies.
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Administered by NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this scholarship program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—this can include, but is not limited to, ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, and resource management disciplines—and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals and financial need.
Presidential Management Fellowship
Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government and public service.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers a number of fellowship opportunities, including fellowships in science policy, community engagement, leadership, etc.