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MASGC announces fellowship opportunities

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 12,  2017

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is now seeking applicants for several fellowship opportunities.

The Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is funded through the National Sea Grant Office and administered through individual state Sea Grant programs. Knauss fellows spend a year in marine policy-related positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government in Washington D.C.

Past fellows have worked in the offices of senators and representatives, on Congressional subcommittees, and at agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fellowships run from Feb. 1, 2019, to Jan. 31, 2020, and pay a stipend and living expenses of $47,500 plus some additional funds for health insurance, moving and fellowship-related activities, such as travel.

Students must be enrolled in a graduate program during the spring semester of 2018 to be eligible.

Applications are due at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium office Feb. 23, 2018. For application details and information about the Knauss fellowship, visit the National Sea Grant College Program website.

Application materials should be sent to Loretta Leist.

 

 

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service 2018 Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service 2018 Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics 

NOAA Fisheries and Sea Grant are offering two different Ph.D. fellowship opportunities.

The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service 2018 Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service 2018 Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics allow Ph.D. students to closely work with a NOAA Fisheries mentor who will also serve on their academic committees.

At least three new fellowships in population and ecosystem dynamics are expected to be awarded to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species.

Two fellowships are expected to be awarded to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

These fellowships will be multi-year cooperative agreements in amounts not to exceed $38,333 in federal funds per year. Matching funds of at least 20 percent are required. 

Applicants must be admitted or accepted into to a Ph.D. program at a U.S. university or college and must be a U.S. citizen.

The marine resource economics projects will be two-year awards, and population dynamics projects are for up to three years. Find more details about the fellowships here.

Application materials are due to Loretta Leist by Jan. 26, 2018, and fellowships anticipate starting Aug. 1, 2018.

 

2018 NOAA Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship

This fellowship is for students who are completing a master’s or other advanced degree program in natural resource management or environment-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between Jan. 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018.

Fellows will have on-the-job training for two years with a state coastal resource agency project.

Host agencies for 2018 include:

  • California Coastal Commission (San Francisco, CA)
  • CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management (Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Coastal States Organization and Association of State Floodplain Managers (Washington, DC)
  • Delaware Coastal Management Program (Dover, DE)
  • Illinois Coastal Management Program (Chicago, IL)
  • Maine Coastal Program (Augusta, ME)
  • National Association of Counties (Washington, DC)
  • National States Geographic Information Council (Anchorage, AK)
  • Washington Coastal Zone Management Program (Olympia, WA)

Applications are due Jan. 19, 2018, to Loretta Leist. The fellowship starts in August.

More information and a video about the fellowship can be found here

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