Fellowships for Graduate Students in Marine Sciences

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2016 fellowship will open in winter 2015.

State fellowship flyer

Alaska State Fellowship flyer [PDF, 844 KB].

The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program, a new initiative, provides a unique professional opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in the science and policy needed to keep our marine resources healthy. Modeled after the highly successful Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the state fellowship program provides an opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience in planning and implementation of marine resource policies and programs in Alaska. The program matches highly motivated graduate students and recent graduates with hosts in Alaska-based state or federal agencies for a 12-month paid fellowship.

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

Alaska's 2015 Knauss Fellow, Thomas Farrugia, is currently writing about his experience in Washington in his blog "Halibut on the Hill."

Deadline for 2016 fellowship was February 13, 2015.

Knauss fellowship flyer

Knauss flyer [PDF, 751 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

The deadline to apply for these fellowships was January 29, 2015.

NOAA fisheries fellowship flyer
NOAA Fisheries Fellowship fact sheet [PDF, 496 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.

For more details , see:

•  Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement for Population and Ecosystem Dynamics [PDF; 127 KB]

•  Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement for Marine Resource Economics [PDF; 127 KB]

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 NOAA Fisheries Sea Grant Fellowship web page.

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