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Summer I-RICH Fellowship in Oceans and Human Health -CLOSED
Coastal Management Fellowship - CLOSED
Mid-Atlantic Climate Adaptation Fellowships - CLOSED
Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship -CLOSED
Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics -CLOSED

Summer Graduate Research Stipend in Coastal Ecosystems and Human Health


The University of Connecticut is one of four recipients of a traineeship grant from the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative. The Interdisciplinary Research and Training Initiative on Coastal Ecosystems and Human Heath (I-RICH), University of Connecticut, focuses on coastal ecosystems and human health. The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program, as a partner in I-RICH, offers a $3,000 summer stipend for a graduate student not currently funded by I-RICH, but who is able to contribute to the mission of the program via efforts in one of the following focus areas: marine pathogens and diseases, pollutants, or harmful algal blooms.

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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.

Coastal Management Fellowship


2014 Coastal Management Fellowship

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 (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant program office in the state where you earned
your degree by January 24, 2014. Each Sea Grant program office may select and forward up to three
applications to the NOAA Coastal Services Center for review. Applicants from states not served by a
Sea Grant program office should contact the Center’s fellowship coordinator for more information on
submitting an application (contact information is below).

For Further Information

Download PDF: What is the Sea Grant Coastal Management Fellowship?

Get more information here oremail 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.