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Photo: The 2020 Knauss fellows pose at the end of their Placement Week (Fall 2019).
Photo: The 2020 Knauss fellows pose at the end of their Placement Week (Fall 2019).

2023 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship - Now Accepting Applications 

Woods Hole Sea Grant is pleased to invite qualified individuals to submit applications for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

The fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C.  The fellowship starts on February 1, 2023 and ends on January 31, 2024.
Graduate students interested in marine science policy should explore the information about the fellowship as soon as possible and talk to their local Sea Grant program (or the National Sea Grant Office). Potential applicants from Massachusetts are encouraged to contact Woods Hole Sea Grant Director Matt Charette. 

The deadline to submit the application to the Woods Hole Sea Grant office is Jan. 27, 2022, by 5 p.m. Eastern with a final submission date to the NSGO of February 18, 2022. 

Any student, regardless of citizenship, is eligible to submit to this opportunity if:

  • The student is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2021 Fall Term (quarter, trimester, semester, etc.) and February 18, 2022;
  • The graduate degree will be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories, and;
  • The student has an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

 

2022 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships - Now Accepting Applications 

Woods Hole Sea Grant is soliciting applications for the 2022 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship Program. This program's mission is 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 agencies and other key NOAA partners.
The twelve fellowship positions start in August 2022 and are available with the California Coastal Commission, California Coastal Conservancy, and the coastal programs in Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Oregon, and three hosted by Digital Coast Partners: the Coastal States Organization (in partnership with Association of State Floodplain Managers, the National States Geographic Information Council, and The Nature Conservancy).
Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship and in the resource section below.
For the 2022 fellowship, applicants must be U.S. citizens who will complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between August 1, 2020, and July 31, 2022. A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the host organizations. 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 office in the state where you received your degree by Friday, January 21, 2022.
Please reach out to WHSG Director Matt Charette by the end of the year if you are thinking of applying to this fellowship program.

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

Woods Hole Sea Grant is soliciting applications for the 2022 National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Fellowship, which provides up to three years of funding for a Ph.D. student working in partnership with a NMFS mentor on project in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and/or Marine Resource Economics.

The full notice of funding opportunity is available on Grants.gov or as a pdf in the resources below.

The National Sea Grant Office will host a webinar Tuesday October 19 from 4-5 p.m. EDT to discuss the updates to the application materials and review criteria in detail. Please register for the webinar here. The webinar will be recorded and made available to anyone who is interested and unable to attend the live session.

The deadline to submit the application to the Woods Hole Sea Grant office is Jan. 27, 2022, by 5 p.m. Eastern.

Interested candidates may contact Woods Hole Sea Grant Director Matt Charette for additional information or answers.

Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship - NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS

Deadline for application was 4:30 pm Eastern Time, Friday, October 1, 2021

Woods Hole Sea Grant (WHSG) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant (MITSG) were pleased to jointly invite qualified individuals to submit applications for the Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship.

The purpose of this fellowship is to support exceptional prospective graduate students who are engaged in coastal and marine research that furthers the goals of the Woods Hole Sea Grant and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant programs. Two (2) two-year Graduate Student Fellowships will be awarded, with a maximum Sea Grant support of $40,000/year for a total of $80,000 for stipend and tuition costs for each Fellow over the two-year period. Fellowships will require a match of $1 of non-federal funds for every $2 of federal Sea Grant funds requested.
To be eligible for the 2022 fellowship (which lasts September 1, 2022–August 31, 2024), 
  • Applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or joint bachelor’s/master’s program OR are not currently enrolled in any graduate program and plan to attend a graduate program in Fall 2022 in Massachusetts.
  • A student must be enrolled in a thesis-granting masters or doctoral graduate program in Massachusetts no later than Fall 2022
  • The applicant’s undergraduate or previous graduate degree must be from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. territories.
  • The research undertaken by the students must address issues faced by the United States.

Applicants will be notified in early January of fellowship review decisions.

For further information, visit Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship (whoi.edu)