Oregon Sea Grant is accepting applications for several opportunities for graduate-level students and recent grads. Please share with colleagues and friends that may be interested in these opportunities (apologies for cross-postings).

PhD-level Scholarship Opportunity

  • The joint National Marine Fisheries Service/Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics, This is an opportunity for up to three years of funding for PhD students, focusing their research on population and ecosystem dynamics or marine resource economics. Additional information about this scholarship is available on the Oregon Sea Grant website (linked above) and in the Federal Notice of Funding Opportunity.

    • Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant office in the state where you are enrolled by Thursday, January 27, 2022. 

Graduate-Level Fellowship Opportunities

  • NOAA is recruiting candidates for the 2022  Coastal Management and Digital Coasts 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 the OSG Coastal Management & Digital Coast Fellowship website.

    • Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant office in the state where you will receive or received your degree by Friday, January 21, 2022.

  • 2023-2024 John A. Knauss Marine Policy 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. Details and application requirements can be accessed on the OSG Knauss Fellowship Page. 

    • Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant office in the state where you will receive or received your degree by Friday, February 18, 2022.

  • Oregon Sea Grant & The Nature Conservancy Seaweed Aquaculture Fellowship- COMING SOON! Applications will be due in early 2022 and more details will be available soon.

We held a brief, informational webinar about the Fellowship Opportunities listed above on November 4, 2021. You can access the recording and a PDF of the slide deck for more information. If you have any issues accessing the materials please let us know.

How to apply: Oregon Sea Grant uses eSeaGrant, an online system for submitting fellowship applications. In order to access this system, you must email [email protected] declaring your intent to apply at least one week prior to the application deadline. 

Applicants interested and eligible for the Knauss Fellowship and the NMFS Fellowship program are strongly encouraged to contact Stephanie Ichien or Sarah Kolesar at least one month before the application deadline. 

The Oregon Sea Grant Scholars mission is to increase the number and diversity of higher education graduates who are work-ready, trained in, and able to apply marine science, policy, management, and outreach skills to the most pressing coastal and ocean issues facing Oregon and the nation. Towards this mission, we strongly encourage students from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply. Learn more about Oregon Sea Grant’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) work.

Applicants can find additional resources and support materials on the OSG Application Resources page.