Fellowships for Graduate Students in Marine Sciences
- Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship • Watch YouTube video about this fellowship
- NOAA Fisheries–National Sea Grant Fellowship
- SFOS Marine Ecosystem Sustainability (MESAS) traineeship
National Sea Grant Fellowships
NOAA's National Sea Grant Program offers two annual fellowship opportunities:
- The Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
- The Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowship
Applications must be submitted through Alaska Sea Grant.
Deadline for 2016 fellowship will be in February 2015.
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.
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.
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.
- Fellows selected in 2013: includes name, program, school, professor, NMFS mentor, and PhD dissertation title.
- The program for the 2013 annual fellows' meeting [PDF; 1.8 MB]: Each year, fellows are required to present their results at a two-day meeting, usually at one of the NOAA Fisheries Science Centers. This document includes the agenda and abstracts for the 2013 meeting.
- The fellows' Master List [Excel, 64 KB]: lists fellowships awarded from 2000 through 2011. The sheet is on two pages—one for each discipline—and provides a historical perspective on the program.
UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic Program
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.