NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Now Accepting Applications for 2024 – Earn Charter

Fellowships offer funding for up to three years, and cost sharing by the fellow’s institution of higher education is required. Funding is contingent on availability of funds and satisfactory performance by the recipients.

Eligible applicants are any graduate student that: 1) is of U.S. citizenship, and 2) is enrolled in or provisionally accepted to Ph.D. degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, resource or environmental economics, or a related field such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling.

Sea Grant champions diversity, equity, and inclusion, working to create a marine science workforce that reflects the communities the program serves. We are recruiting, retaining, and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities.

Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity.

All prospective fellows from Florida must submit their applications through Florida Sea Grant’s eSeaGrant portal at eflseagrant.ifas.ufl.edu. Consult the 2024 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Student Guide and the Student Applicant Guide to Sea Grant Fellowships for a complete list of requirements as well as tips and best practices for a successful submission of a NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship application.

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to Florida Sea Grant at students@flseagrant.org at least one month before the application deadline to provide notification of intent to apply.

Information Session & Office Hours hosted by the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) Fellowship Team:

  • November 13, 2023, 2:00PM EST – NMFS-Sea Grant 2024 Fellowship informational webinar. Registration is required and can be found here.
  • November 14, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00PM EST or 3:00 – 4:00PM EST – NMFS-SEa Grant 2024 Fellowship office hours session for questions. Link to attend is here.

University of Florida Applicants:

In addition to an eSeaGrant submission, applicants from the University of Florida should be sure their proposals are submitted into UFIRST using the “pre-proposal” application type and must be approved through UFIRST by January 25, 2024. 

Non-University of Florida Applicants:

Non-UF applicants will be required to submit a letter of commitment from their institution’s sponsored programs office along with their applications in the eSeaGrant portal. 

For questions, contact Florida Sea Grant Student Programs Coordinator Cassie Sexson at students@flseagrant.org.

Additional information is available at the National Sea Grant fellowship website at seagrant.noaa.gov/NMFS-SG-Fellowship.

To learn more about other Florida Sea Grant graduate fellowships, visit flseagrant.org/student-opportunities.

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