Fellowships for Graduate Students in Marine Sciences

National Sea Grant Fellowships

NOAA's National Sea Grant Program offers two annual fellowship opportunities:

Applications must be submitted through Alaska Sea Grant.

National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Deadline for 2016 fellowship will be in February 2015.

Knauss fellowship flyer

Knauss flyer [PDF, 212 KB].

The Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is well suited for graduate students with an interest in national policy decisions affecting coastal and ocean resources. The fellowship involves spending a year in the Washington, D.C., area in an executive or legislative position. Recipients work on substantive national policy issues related to aquatic resources.

Applications for the program are due each February for fellowships beginning the following February.

For more details or to apply, see the Alaska Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship page.

View current Knauss Fellowship positions.

Watch a YouTube video about the fellowship.

For general information, visit the National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship website.

NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) – Sea Grant Fellowship

Deadline for these summer fellowships is usually in January.

NOAA fisheries fellowship flyer
NOAA Fisheries Fellowship fact sheet [PDF, 669 KB].

The NMFS – Sea Grant Fellowship is for PhD students interested in careers related to (1) marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources, or (2) economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Recipients work with a mentor from NOAA Fisheries.

Applications should be submitted to Alaska Sea Grant. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Alaska Sea Grant as early as possible.

For more information on these fellowships, email Ginny Eckert or call (907) 796-5450; email Michele Frandsen or call (907) 474-7088; or visit the National Sea Grant Funding and Fellowships web page.

Additional information

UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences

Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic Program

MESAS fellowship flyer

MESAS fact sheet. Click image to view PDF [1.1 MB].

National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF – IGERT) program for doctoral students at UAF!

MESAS (Marine Ecoystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic) is an interdisciplinary study and research program to train future leaders in ecosystem-based approaches to the management of living marine resources.

MESAS is no longer recruiting students for NSF fellowships. University-sponsored fellowships may be available in the future.

Learn more at the MESAS website.