NOAA National Marine Fisheries Fellowships
These opportunities are now open.
The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Since 1990, Sea Grant and NMFS have partnered to train students through this joint fellowship program in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics.
The goals of the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program are:
- To encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in either population and ecosystem dynamics and stock assessment or in marine resource economics
- To increase available expertise related to these fields
- To foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NOAA Fisheries
- To provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development.
For more information, visit: https://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/NMFS-SG-Fellowship
Students are encouraged to contact Florida Sea Grant Director Sherry Larkin at least one month prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of intent to apply.
- Application packages must include all elements required by the National Sea Grant Office.
- Application packages are available online and can be downloaded from the official NOAA website (population and ecosystem dynamics, marine resource economics).
Award and Expenses
The award for each Fellowship, contingent upon the availability of Federal funds, will be in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement of $63,000 per year ($53,000 in federal dollars and $10,600 in matching dollars). The award provided to each Fellow is for salary (stipend), living expenses, tuition, and travel necessary to carry out the proposed research and to attend the annual Fellows meeting (at rotating locations).
- Students should submit applications to a Sea Grant Program and not submit information directly into grants.gov.
- All required elements by the National Sea Grant Office should be submitted at the link provided in the submission section below.
- YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE FOR REVIEW UNTIL ALL REQUESTED MATERIALS ARE RECEIVED.
- All application materials should be uploaded in the submission section below.
- Applicants in states or territories without a Sea Grant program must submit their applications to the Sea Grant program to which they were referred to by the NMFS Fellowship Program Manager, who can be reached at SG.Fellows@noaa.gov or (240) 507-3712.
- Deadline: All application packages must be submitted by January 26, 2021, at 5 pm EST.