Fellowship for doctoral students in marine ecosystem and population dynamics

Applications due to Oregon Sea Grant: Next Deadline Winter 2018

Webinar recording: Did you miss Oregon Sea Grant's Winter Fellowship Webinar? Find the webinar recording here:



. The slides are available here:


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This 30 minute webinar covered the application process for the NMFS/Sea Grant Population Dynamic and Marine Resource Economics Graduate, NOAA Coastal Management, and Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships.

Notice for Application Submission: Oregon Sea Grant is using a new system, called eSeaGrant, for submitting fellowship applications. In order to access this system, you must email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu by January 13, 2017 declaring your interest in applying. Stating your interest does not obligate you to apply. Once you submit your interest in this fellowship, an eSeaGrant account will be created for you. All components of your application, including letters of recommendation, will be submitted through this system. This is a new system that may take some time to learn how to navigate, and we are here to provide assistance as needed; however, please do not wait until the last minute to apply.

Purpose of Fellowship: The National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) support a PhD Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics. The intent of the Program is to award a limited number of Fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to population and ecosystem dynamics with applications to living marine resources. Candidate projects will focus on at least one of the following: 1) the population dynamics of living marine resources; 2) stock assessment methodologies; 3) marine ecosystem modeling; 4) integrated ecosystem assessments; and 5) ecosystem-based management of marine ecosystems.

The Fellowships can provide support for up to three years for highly qualified graduate students working towards a PhD in a related field of study. Each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentor) from NMFS who may provide data for the Fellow's thesis, serve on the Fellow's committee, and host an annual summer internship at the participating NMFS facility. Mentors will be from participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

Eligibility: Prospective Fellows must be United States citizens, and at the time of application, be admitted to a PhD degree program in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, or a related field at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories, or submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a PhD degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this Fellowship.

Additional details: available from the Grants.gov page, enter Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005039. For more information on this opportunity: 


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Oregon applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application package with Mary Pleasant prior to submitting their applications.

Questions? Please contact:

Mary Pleasant
Oregon Sea Grant
Oregon State University
1600 SW Western Boulevard, Suite 350
Corvallis, Oregon 97333
Fax: 541-737-0661