Fellowships for Graduate Students in Marine Sciences
- Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program [Open]
- Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship [Open]
• Watch YouTube video about this fellowship
- NOAA Fisheries–National Sea Grant Fellowship [Open]
Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program
Applications for the 2016 fellowship are now being accepted.
The Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program 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:
- The Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
- The Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowship
Applications must be submitted through Alaska Sea Grant.
Alaska's 2015 Knauss Fellow, Thomas Farrugia, wrote about his experience in Washington in his blog "Halibut on the Hill."
Deadline for 2017 fellowship is February 12, 2016.
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
The deadline to apply for these fellowships is January 29, 2016.
The NOAA Fisheries – 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.
- Updated FAQs for NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship
- Fellows selected in 2014: includes name, program, school, professor, NMFS mentor, and PhD dissertation title.
- The program for the 2014 annual fellows' meeting [PDF; 1.5 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.