Fellowships for Graduate Students in Marine Sciences and Marine Policy

Administered by Alaska Community Foundation

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2018 state fellowships are due Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship flyer
Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship flyer

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 three annual fellowship opportunities:

Applications must be submitted through Alaska Sea Grant. Contact Michele Frandsen.

National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Applications to Alaska Sea Grant for the 2019 fellowship are due February 23, 2018.

Knauss fellowship flyer
Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship flyer

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.

NMFS–Sea Grant Fellowships

Applications for the 2018 fellowship are due January 26, 2018.

NOAA fisheries fellowship flyer
NMFS–Sea Grant Fellowship fact sheet

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 or to apply, see the NMFS–Sea Grant Fellowship page.

Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship

Applications for the 2018–2020 fellowship are due January 19, 2018.

This program's mission is 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 agencies and other key NOAA partners. The fellowship positions start in August 2018 and are available at the California Coastal Commission, the coastal programs in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and Washington; the Coastal States Organization in Washington, DC; the National Association of Counties in Washington, DC; and the National States Geographic Information Council, which will be hosted in Anchorage, Alaska. Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found at the Coastal Management Fellowship website.