Graduate Student Fellowships

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Fellowship in Coastal Resources (New Hampshire)

New for 2019! New Hampshire Sea Grant's Graduate Fellowship in Coastal Resources will provide one-year of funding to qualified graduate students who undertake a project that addresses one or more objectives in NH Sea Grant's Strategic Plan. Applicants must be current full-time graduate students from an accredited New Hampshire college or university.

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NOAA & Sea Grant Fellowships (national)

Through its membership in the National Sea Grant College Program and its affiliation with NOAA, New Hampshire 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, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 22, 2019, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program. The graduate degree must be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories. 

About the fellowship: The Sea Grant Knauss 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. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant's founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.

Length of fellowship: The length of assignment is one-year (non-renewable). The dates of the official fellowship are February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021.

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Deadline: 
February 22, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. EST

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.

Each Sea Grant program may select and forward to the national competition no more than six (6) applicants selected according to criteria listed in the federal funding opportunity.

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 erik.chapman@unh.edu or delivered to:

Erik Chapman
NH 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, or visit the Knauss Fellowship webpage on the National Sea Grant website.


NMFS-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 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.

About the fellowship: 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 the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Sea Grant and NMFS partner to train students through this joint fellowship program in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics. 

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

Length of fellowship: Ph.D. candidates interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.

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Deadline:
February 28, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. EST

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 erik.chapman@unh.edu or delivered to:

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

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

For more information: Erik Chapman, (603) 862-1935, visit the NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship webpage 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.

About the fellowship: The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship was established to provide 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.

Length of fellowship: This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement. 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.

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Deadline:
 
January 18, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. EST

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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 erik.chapman@unh.edu or delivered to:

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

Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management

For more information: Erik Chapman, (603) 862-1935, or visit the Coastal Management Felowship webpage 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.