Oregon Sea Grant Scholars- Special Opportunities

The Oregon Sea Grant Scholars Program has focused on broadening participation and diversity by restructuring our recruitment and review processes to make them more equitable. Our intent is to be more inclusive of applicants from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with unique lived experiences, skills and interests; including applicants that may have had fewer opportunities in the marine policy field. In line with this initiative, applicants will have the opportunity to demonstrate how their experience with diverse stakeholder groups and communities might apply to this fellowship, and how they think this fellowship will advance their long-term career goals.

Current Opportunities - Official Request for Applications (additional details below):

2021 Oregon Sea Grant Resilience Fellowship

Current Opportunities:

2021 Oregon Sea Grant Resilience Fellowship

Deadline: November 20, 2020 by 5:00PM (PT)

Additional details on the fellowship and how to apply can be found in the official request for application here.

This fellowship is intended to give an individual first-hand experience in coastal resilience at the state level, working closely with OSG personnel and partners. This opportunity will provide support to increase the resilience of Oregon communities to the impacts of climate change and coastal natural hazards (e.g. coastal erosion, earthquakes, and tsunamis). 

Eligibility:

Open to individuals with post-graduate degrees (Masters, PhD, or other related professional degrees) from any university or college (US or international) with focus in coastal resilience. Applicants must be US citizens. Preference will be given to those who will have completed their degree by the start of the fellowship. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest and experience in marine/coastal resilience or other related fields, with priority given to applicants with Oregon-specific knowledge.

How to Apply:

Oregon Sea Grant uses eSeaGrant for fellowship application submissions. To access eSeaGrant, send an email to [email protected] declaring your interest in applying. Please include the name of the fellowship you wish to apply for in the subject line. An eSeaGrant account will then be created for you. All components of your application, including letters of recommendation, will be submitted through eSeaGrant. Stating your interest does not obligate you to apply. We are here to provide assistance as needed; however, please do not wait until the last minute to apply.

Recent Opportunities:

2020-2021 Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship- OSG Aquaculture Fellowship (position filled)

Additional details on the fellowship and how to apply can be found in the official request for application here.

The Oregon Aquaculture Fellowship supports Sea Grant’s education and workforce development mission, specifically by providing outreach and engagement training to an early career aquaculture practitioner. The primary objectives for the fellow are to assist with and synchronize various aquaculture efforts occurring at the state level, and facilitate integration of these activities with the broader aquaculture community.

2020-2021 Oregon Executive Fellowship- Climate Change Natural and Working Lands Coordinator Fellowship (position filled)

Additional details on the fellowship and how to apply can be found in the official request for application here.

This nine-month opportunity is intended to give a student or recent graduate first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. This position will assist Oregon state agencies in implementing Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04: Directing State Agencies to Take Actions to Reduce and Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions. 

 

2020 Oregon Sea Grant Aquaculture Fellow

AMY EHRHART

ASSIGNMENT: As the Aquaculture Fellow, Amy will be working with staff at Oregon Sea Grant to coordinate aquaculture efforts in the state and US West Coast region. Her main objective is to conduct a statewide needs assessment for developing shellfish and seaweed aquaculture opportunities in Oregon.

EDUCATION: Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Southern Utah University where she conducted research on sea anemone feeding behavior. She will complete her PhD in Earth, Environment, and Society (Environmental Science) at Portland State University in December 2020. Amy’s dissertation research focused on pharmaceutical contaminants in coastal ecosystems in Oregon and Washington, and their effects on the commercially grown Pacific oyster.

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Amy’s research interests are centered around anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems and sustainable use of marine resources. Professionally, she is interested in the role of scientific research in decision making and aspires to work in an environment that links these sectors in solving real world problems. Through this fellowship, she hopes to gain experience in stakeholder engagement, and provide a resource to inform future research, outreach, and policies surrounding aquaculture in Oregon.

 

2020 Oregon Sea Grant Executive Fellow

STACEY BAUER

ASSIGNMENT: As the 2020-2021 OSG Executive Fellow Stacey will serve as the Climate Change Natural and Working Lands Coordinator. Working at the nexus among science, policy research, and public engagement, Stacey will assist Oregon state agencies in implementing Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04: Directing State Agencies to Take Actions to Reduce and Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

EDUCATION: Stacey holds a B.S in Law, a J.D., and a Master of Jurisprudence in Energy law both from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she focused on nuclear economics. She is currently working towards her PhD In Environmental Science at Oregon State University, where her research will look at the impact of energy policy on both environmental and economic outcomes, particularly regarding climate change mitigation and other renewable energy production.

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH INTERESTS: Stacey has a broad range of interests within the scope of natural resources and state and federal policies. She has worked in both the government and the private sector, most recently with the United States Department of State in which she worked to disseminate policy, develop energy resources and help bring profitability within the context of a robust policy environment characterized by significant regulations to Caribbean countries.

Through this executive fellowship, she looks forward to gaining experience and knowledge working with Oregon state agencies to support the Governor’s call to action to reduce and regulate greenhouse gas emissions with a focus on carbon sequestration and storage.