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NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship - OPEN
Mid-Atlantic Climate Adaptation Fellowships - CLOSED
Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship -CLOSED
Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics -CLOSED

2015 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Deadline January 23, 2015

Purpose: The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 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 programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Eligibility: Any student who will complete a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015, is eligible. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

Application Requirements: Twelve finalists will be selected from the endorsements submitted by Sea Grant by a selection panel made up of program partners including Sea Grant, the NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, state Coastal Zone Management (CZM) programs, the Coastal States Organization, and current and former fellows. The selection panel will make its recommendation to the branch chief of Coastal Management Services at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, who will make the final decision.

Placement of Fellows: A workshop to match states with fellows will take place in Charleston, South Carolina in late April/early May. Of the finalists selected, six will be placed with a host state. Each of the selected host states will send the fellow mentor to the placement workshop. The finalists will be brought to the workshop at the expense of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. The workshop includes an orientation program, host state project proposal presentations, finalist presentations, finalist and host state interviews, and fellow matching. If a state does not find a suitable candidate during the workshop, it will be given the option to defer fellow placement for one year. States will only be allowed one deferment before they have to reapply. No contact between prospective hosts and finalists should be made before the placement workshop.

For further information
Or contact:
Margaret Allen , Fellowship Coordinator
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405
Tel: (843) 740-1273
E-mail: ocm.fellowships@noaa.gov

Applicants at Connecticut Universities and Colleges should submit their applications and queries to Dr. Sylvain De Guise, Connecticut Sea Grant Director at sylvain.deguise@uconn.edu. For more information contact Dr. Syma Ebbin, Connecticut Sea Grant Research Coordinator at syma.ebbin@uconn.edu
Connecticut applicants should submit their application packages by the fellowship deadline to: January 23, 2015

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

CLOSED Deadline February 14, 2014

The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship application period is now open. The Knauss Fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. CTSG is now accepting applications from graduate students for the one year period anticipated to begin February 1, 2015. The Connecticut Sea Grant program provides $45,000 to each Fellow for stipend and living expenses (per diem) as well as $9,000 for health insurance and/or moving expenses. For more detailed information please look at theKnauss Fellowship website. Interested students should discuss this fellowship with the Connecticut Sea Grant Director,Dr. Sylvain De Guise. A copy of the RFP can be obtained here.

For more information, contact Chelsea Berg, the National Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program manager, at Chelsea.berg@noaa.gov, or 301 734-1085. Complete applications must be submitted to the CTSG office no later than 5:00 pm (EST) February 14, 2014. Those intending to apply should call the Director as early as possible in the application process.

Please contact Dr. Syma Ebbin at the CTSG office, (860) 405-9278 for additional information.

National Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics


The Fellowships are available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Ph.D. candidates interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.

Sea Grant and NMFS, with required institutional matching funds, expect to support at least four new Fellows in Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics in the amount of $38,500 per year, expected to commence June 1, 2014  Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science
Centers or Laboratories. Fellows will have summer internships at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories and may work, as necessary, at the participating NMFS facility during some or all of the academic year at the mutual discretion of mentor, faculty adviser, and Fellow.

Applications are due to the applicant’s local state Sea Grant program by 4:30 p.m.,January 24, 2014. Those intending to apply should contact the Connecticut Sea Grant Research Coordinator,Dr. Syma Ebbin. There are two separate funding numbers for the two portions of this competition. Download RFP for the Fellowship in Population DynamicsHERE, and the RFP for the Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics HERE. (You need
thefree Adobe Reader to read these.) For more information, contact Terry Smith at the National Sea Grant Office and see the NMFS Fellowship program web site.

Mid-Atlantic Climate Adaptation Fellowships


Connecticut Sea Grant and NOAA are pleased to announce the availability of two graduate student fellowships in climate adaptation. Graduate students from Virginia to Maine are eligible. Two graduate fellowships are available for a project entitled “Supporting cost-efficient adaptation planning in the North Atlantic”, a collaboration between the Sea Grant programs from Maine to Virginia and the NOAA North Atlantic Regional Team. The fellow will contribute to a larger North Atlantic project which seeks to address some of the unique regional issues facing coastal communities throughout the North Atlantic including anticipated physical, social, economic and environmental impacts, existing resources and guidelines for climate change adaptation, current approaches to climate change adaptation planning, and challenges and opportunities for developing adaptation strategies.

Get more information here or email CSC.

Interested students must discuss this fellowship with the local Sea Grant Program Director. In Connecticut, that's Sylvain De Guise. For general questions, contact Syma Ebbin, research coordinator.