NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

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Students from the 2017 National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program. Image credit: NOAA.

This fellowship 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 NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and since 1990 has provided opportunities for 144 Ph.D. students.

When applying for the 2021 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics be sure to specify your project’s focus area in your title page as either Population and Ecosystem Dynamics (PED), or Marine Resource Economics (MRE). See Section IV.B, Content and Form of Application, for more information.

For applicants in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics: Sea Grant anticipates funding at least four new Ph.D. fellowships in 2021 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species.

For applicants in Marine Resource Economics: Sea Grant anticipates funding at least one new Ph.D. fellowship in 2021 to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.


Program Staff

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Associate Director of Research