Graduate fellow opportunities 


Sea Grant is searching for the 2019 class of Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

The Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for the 2019 class of John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellows is now open. Since 1979, the Knauss Fellowship has placed highly qualified early professionals in offices within the executive and legislative branches of government in the Washington, D.C. area for a one year experience working at the interface of science and policy.

An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2018, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program, has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The graduate degree must be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories.

The deadline to apply is February 23, 2018

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2018-19 Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. The upcoming year (2018/2019) will be the 19th year of the program.  The selected Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes’ science, policy, communication and education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. The Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be located at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Deadline to apply: Feb. 16, 2018


National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowships

NOAA Sea Grant and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) are pleased to once again be partnering together for the NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program. Two federal funding opportunities are currently open to applicants seeking funding beginning in 2018.

The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship program supports students pursuing doctoral degrees in population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resources economics. The program is a focused workforce development effort to train highly qualified professionals for NOAA's science-based approach to fisheries management.

Since its inception, the joint fellowship program has supported 81 population and ecosystem dynamics students and 32 marine resource economics students. About 40% of the alumni now work for NOAA.

Application deadline: January 26, 2018

Length: Up to two years for Marine Economics and up to three years for Population Dynamics


NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
The 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.
Application deadline: January 19, 2018
Start date: August 1, 2018
Length: Two years



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