Digital Coast Fellowship

What Is the Digital Coast Fellowship?

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management offered three additional fellowships in 2012 and three more in 2016. These fellowships are being hosted by members of the Digital Coast Partnership. The Digital Coast is a collection of data, tools, training, and information for those working to preserve our coastal communities and natural resources. More information on the Digital Coast can be found at

These two-year fellowships are a part of the Coastal Management Fellowship program and will follow the same policies and procedures. The fellowships are unique in that

  • The hosts for these fellowships are members of the Digital Coast Partnership, not state coastal zone management programs.
  • Projects have the specific intention of advancing the goals of the Digital Coast and its partner organizations.
  • The fellowships may not be offered on a regular basis. Funding was secured for the 2012-2014 class of fellows and the 2016-2018 class of fellows.
  • Candidates that applied for the Coastal Management Fellowship will be considered for these fellowships. If you are interested in applying and you did not apply for the Coastal Management Fellowship, you may submit your complete application packet (a letter of reference from your local Sea Grant director is not required) to The eligibility and application requirements for the Digital Coast Fellowship will be the same as those for the Coastal Management Fellowship, and are described here. Interviews will be conducted via phone rather than at an in-person workshop.
  • Fellowship hosts for the 2016-2018 Digital Coast Fellowship are the Association of State Floodplain Managers, the National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, and The Nature Conservancy. Click here for project descriptions.
  • Candidate applications are due May 6, 2016.

Digital Coast partners include the American Planning Association, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Coastal States Organization, National Association of Counties, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, National States Geographic Information Council, The Nature Conservancy and Urban Land Institute.

Digital Coast Fellowship Announcement