Graduate Student Opportunities

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Through its membership in the National Sea Grant College Program and its affiliation with NOAA, N.H. Sea Grant provides graduate students attending colleges and universities with a number of fellowship opportunities. These include:

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Who's eligible? Any student who is in a graduate or professional degree program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a U.S. accredited institution of higher education.

Knauss Fellows spend one year (2/1/2019-1/31/2020) working in the Washington, DC, area in various capacities with the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government.

Deadline: February 23, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. EST

Applications must be submitted via email to erik.chapman@unh.edu or delivered to

Erik Chapman
N.H. Sea Grant
Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Sponsor: National Sea Grant College Program

For more information: Erik Chapman, 603.862.1935, view the full announcement, or visit the fellowship home page on the National Sea Grant website.

National Marine Fisheries Service/Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

Who's eligible? Any student who is a U.S. citizen and is enrolled in a relevant Ph.D. program in any university in the U.S. and its territories.

Four fellows, two in population dynamics and two in marine resource economics, will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance and have summer internships under the guidance of a National Marine Fisheries Service mentor at participating NMFS science centers and laboratories.

Deadline: January 26, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. EST

Applications must be submitted via email to erik.chapman@unh.edu or delivered to

Erik Chapman
N.H. Sea Grant
Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Sponsor: Department of Commerce

For more information: Erik Chapman603.862.1935, visit the fellowship home page on the National Sea Grant website.

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Who's eligible? Any student who will have completed a master's, doctoral or professional degree in coastal, aquatic or environmental management related studies at any accredited university in the U.S.

Coastal Management Fellows spend two years (starting in August) working on substantive state-level coastal resource management issues that pertain to federal management policies and regulations.

Deadline: January 19, 2018, by 5:00 p.m. EST

Applications must be submitted via email to erik.chapman@unh.edu or delivered to

Erik Chapman
N.H. Sea Grant
Morse Hall, Suite 113
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center

For more information: Erik Chapman603.862.1935, or visit the fellowship home page on the NOAA website.

Additional Opportunites

For additional opportunites across the Sea Grant network, see the job openings and fellowship opportunities on the National Sea Grant website.