NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program

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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).

Sea Grant and NMFS partner to train students through this joint fellowship program in two specialized areas (which are actually two distinct fellowship tracks):

  1. Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship: Ph.D. students interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status
  2. Marine Resource Economics Fellowship: Ph.D. students concentrating in marine resource economics, natural resource economics, or environmental economics

    Fellowship questions?

    Lindsey Williams, Ph.D.
    Fellowships Program Leader
    NH Sea Grant

    The goals of the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program are: 

    • To encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in either population and ecosystem dynamics and stock assessment or in marine resource economics 
    • To increase available expertise related to these fields 
    • To foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NOAA Fisheries 
    • To provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development

    Who's eligible? 

    Any student who is a U.S. citizen and graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

    Length of Fellowship

    Fellows will work with an expert/mentor from NMFS, and can receive up to three years of funding (for example: August 1, 2024 - July 31, 2027).

      Application Process

      Application deadline: Friday, January 25, 2024 by 5 p.m.

      Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to NH Sea Grant Program one to two months prior to the application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of an intent to apply. The applicant should allow sufficient time to schedule an interview with NH Sea Grant's Director, Erik Chapman.

      To apply: Applications to the national competition must come from Sea Grant programs, not individual applicants. Applications to NH Sea Grant must be submitted via email to NHSG.Fellowships@unh.edu.

      Sponsor: National Sea Grant College Program and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

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