NYSG at 50: New York Sea Grant Through The Years — Scholars and Fellows
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NYSG has supported nearly 870 graduate and undergrad students.

After completing their 
degrees, these students go on to such careers as researchers, senior scientists, resource managers, directors at research facilities and engineering firms, coastal engineers, environmental planners, meteorologists, international environmental consultants, and oceanographers, many in leadership roles.

Sea Grant Scholars

NYSG has funded hundreds of research projects and along with the project, supported nearly 700 capable graduate students who aid faculty researchers. These Sea Grant Scholars are fully involved as investigators and are often in the field or in the lab as the eyes, ears, and hands of NYSG research, allowing them to complete their master’s or doctoral degrees. After degree completion, many Sea Grant Scholars go on to be post-docs or professors at prestigious universities or find impactful and fulfilling careers in government and industry.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Each year, graduate students from across the 34 Sea Grant programs are accepted into the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. This selective, year-long, paid fellowship program, named for one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator John A. Knauss, places graduate students in Federal executive and legislative branch host offices in Washington, D.C. Fellows may be assigned to Congressional offices and committees, while others play key roles at NOAA and other Federal agency offices. All Fellows help develop and implement national policies related to marine, coastal and Great Lakes resources. At the end of the Fellowship year, many alumni of the Knauss Fellowship have found successful careers in the Federal government.

National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowship

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of NOAA supports a fellowship program in partnership with Sea Grant with a focus on Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics. This competitive program places Ph.D. students in research-based fellowships that provide support for up to three years. The program is designed to fulfill workforce development needs identified by the NMFS and since 1999, has provided opportunities for hundreds of Ph.D. students nationwide, including many from NY.

NY Coastal Resilience Law and Policy Program Summer Fellowship

This program provides one student from each partner institution (law schools at CUNY, Cornell, Pace, and University at Buffalo) with an opportunity to collaborate with NYSG and interact with communities to provide environmental law and policy resource guides. Such guides help municipalities, property owners, and conservation groups better address comprehensive planning, local property rights and regulations, local resilience needs, and redevelopment opportunities related to the environment and climate change.

Community Engaged Internship

This fellowship for undergraduate students recruits, retains and engages diverse students from underrepresented and indigenous communities. This summer internship, designed to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions, provides training for the next generation of scientists and decision makers. Intern projects extend the knowledge of community stakeholders to address coastal, marine or Great Lakes issues of environmental, economic and/or social importance.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/nycoastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly.

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