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Graduate Fellowships

This page provides information about fellowship opportunities for graduate students and recent recipients of master's, professional or doctoral degrees interested in coastal, marine, and environmental management or research.

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Fellowship

This program provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students to work at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC, to learn how scientific and technological information is used in environmental policy-making. The program is sponsored by the AAAS and coordinated by the EPA's National Center for Environmental Research within the Office of Research and Development.
Deadline: January of each year
Length: One Year

Coastal Management Fellowship

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with state coastal zone programs to gain on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy. The fellowship was established in 1996 and is sponsored by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management.
Deadline: January of each year
Length: Two Years

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. The fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. This program is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.
Deadline: February of each year
Length: One Year

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Summer Intern Program

This program is designed to provide graduate students with work experience in a research environment. The areas of study may include, but are not limited to: aquaculture, biomedical marine research, marine biology, and oceanography. The major portion of the funding for this program is provided through the generosity of The Link Foundation.
Deadline: March 1st of each year
Length: 10 weeks

Impacts of Sea Level Change on Coastal Aquifers, Water Resources, and Ecosystems

This program is for PhD fellows who will work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary group to explore the effects of sea level change on coastal aquifers, water resources, and ecosystems. Examples of individual projects could include studies to improve understanding of past sea level change, salt exchange between saline marine water and fresh groundwater, impacts from salt water intrusion on water supply and treatment, ecology of coastal environments, microbial ecology, chemical changes in coastal aquifers, or other topics. The program is sponsored by the University of Florida, and administered by the UF Water Institute.
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Length: 4 years

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with hosts in the legislative branch, executive branch, or appropriate associations/institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area. Established in 1979, the fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program is sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.
Deadline: April of each year
Length: One Year

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

Graduate students will be placed at the national estuarine research reserves to address key coastal management questions to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges. The fellows’ projects may influence future policy and management strategies. Specific fellowship benefits include cross-discipline research, networking opportunities, professional mentoring, and career-readiness training.
Deadline: December of every other year
Length: Two Years

Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics Graduate Fellowship

This program provides support for graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in fisheries population dynamics or in marine resource, natural resource, or environmental economics. Two to four fellowships in each of the two areas of study are generally awarded each year. The fellowship was established in 1999 and is sponsored by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Sea Grant College Program.
Deadline: December of each year
Length: 2-3 years

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Fellowships

The Smithsonian Institution, through the Office of Fellowships and Grants, has several fellowship programs to support a limited number of persons at various academic levels who wish to engage in research activities at the STRI in the Republic of Panama. The STRI also supports training and research in its areas of expertise through a series of programs. Disciplines include, but not are limited to: ecology, anthropology, conservation biology, and behavior and physiology of tropical plants and animals.
Deadline: Most are due in January of each year
Length: 10 weeks - 3 years