Fellowships

The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium manages and offers several fellowships each year in conjunction with the National Sea Grant College Program and other federal partners, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

The NOAA/Sea Grant Coastal Management Fellowship provides two years of on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal resource agencies to work on coastal projects proposed by state officials and selected by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. For general information on the Coastal Management Fellowship go to:  http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

The NOAA/Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship allows students interested in marine, ocean, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources to spend a year in Washington, D.C. working with agency personnel or in the office of a U.S. senator or representative.

For general information on the Knauss Fellowship go to:
http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship.aspx.

For Knauss Fellowship application information go to:
http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship/ProspectiveFellows.aspx

The NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Fellowship is available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Fisheries Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors.

For general information on the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowships go to:
http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/NMFSSGFellowship.aspx

Please note: If you are enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education in New Jersey or are a New Jersey resident you must apply for the abovementioned fellowships through New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. Please contact Dr. Peter Rowe732-872-1300, ext. 31 or Claire Antonucci732-872-1300, ext. 22 for further information regarding this process.

The Virginia Sea Grant/NOAA Mid-Atlantic Coastal Storms Graduate Research Fellowship supports graduate students whose research furthers community resilience to coastal storms. All areas of research into coastal storms and resilience are welcome, especially improving real-time and forecast water levels and conditions, enhancing coastal infrastructure resilience, and managing stormwater impacts. The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students at any academic institution in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York who are engaged in research relevant to coastal storm issues in the mid-Atlantic. In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities, through collaboration with mid-Atlantic Sea Grant programs and through the requirement for an outreach or end-user mentor on the proposal.

One fellowship will be awarded in each mid-Atlantic state (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New York and New Jersey). For Virginia Sea Grant/NOAA Mid-Atlantic Coastal Storms Graduate Research Fellowship application information go to: http://vaseagrant.vims.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/VASG_NOAA_Mid-Atlantic-Coastal-Storms-Fellowship-Announcement-2016_FINAL.pdf Virginia Sea Grant is accepting applications until April 1, 2016.

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management’s Digital Coast Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to Digital Coast Partnership organizations. Three fellowship opportunities will be available in 2016. This two-year opportunity starts in August 2016, and offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Fellows will be placed with partners selected as host organizations. These partner organizations include: American Planning Association, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Coastal States Organization, National Association of Counties, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, National States Geographic Information Council, The Nature Conservancy, and Urban Land Institute. The fellowship projects and locations of the positions will be announced in mid-April and will be available at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/digitalcoast/16_fellows.html.

For the 2016 fellowship, applicants must complete a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, to be eligible. Applicants from a broad range of programs are encouraged to apply as projects are varied among the partner organizations. To learn more about eligibility requirements and specific guidelines on applications, visit coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/digitalcoast.html.

Application packages must be submitted to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management by Friday, May 6, 2016, at ocm.fellowships@noaa.gov.

To hear from a former Coastal Management Fellow about her fellowship experience and how it helped launch her career, go to coast.noaa.gov/data/gallery/videos/fellowship.mp4. Learn more about the Digital Coast, visit coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/.