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Below is information on a variety of fellowships regularly available (usually annually) through Sea Grant.

When applications are being accepted, that will be noted as such below ...


National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy

Fellowship Office: National Sea Grant Office

Fellowship Website: National Sea Grant Office

Fellowship Length: 12 months

Since 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program has administered one of the nation’s most prestigious marine policy fellowship programs. The Knauss fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches fellows with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government for a one-year paid immersive policy experience in the Washington, D.C. area.

Eligibility: Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2020, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program, and has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources is eligible to submit an application to the Sea Grant program in the state in which they are earning their degree. If there is no Sea Grant program, a Sea Grant program will be assigned (see Section IV.D.). The graduate degree must be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories.


Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship

Fellowship Office: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Fellowship Websites: Coastal Management | Digital Coast

Fellowship Length: 2 years

Eligibility: Any student completing a master’s or other advanced degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2019, and July 31, 2020. Students must also be U.S. citizens.



NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and
NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics


Fellowship Office: National Sea Grant Office

Fellowship Website: National Sea Grant Office

Fellowship Length: 3 years

Eligibility: Prospective Fellows must be United States citizens. At the time of application, prospective

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellows must be admitted to a Ph.D. degree program in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, or a related field such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories, or submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a Ph.D. degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this Fellowship.



NOAA and Sea Grant's Mid-Atlantic Ocean Coastal and Estuarine Acidification Graduate Research Fellowship

Fellowship Website: Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Programs

Fellowship Length: 2 years

In Summer 2018, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program and the National Sea Grant College Program announced the 2018 recipients of a new Mid-Atlantic Graduate Research Fellowship in Ocean, Coastal, and Estuarine Acidification.

Six fellowships were awarded through a competitive selection process to provide Masters and Doctoral students two years of funding during the 2018 and 2019 academic years through the Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant programs. Two of these are being provided to Stony Brook University graduate students: Caroline Schwaner and Teresa Schwemmer.

In addition to supporting students' academic expenses, the fellowship provided additional professional development opportunities and facilitated interaction with ocean, coastal, and estuarine acidification stakeholders.

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