Project-based fellowship for resource management post-grads

Applications due: January 19, 2018 by 5:00 PM PST. 2018 opportunity closed. Next deadline Winter 2019.

NEW! Webinar recording: Did you miss Oregon Sea Grant's Winter Fellowship Webinar? Find the webinar recording here. The PowerPoint slides to this presentation are available here. This webinar covers the application process, including use of eSeaGrant, for the NMFS/Sea Grant Population Dynamic and Marine Resource Economics Graduate, NOAA Coastal Management &Digital Coast, and Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships.

Notice for Application Submission: Oregon Sea Grant is uses eSeaGrant, on online system, for fellowship application submission. In order to access this system, you must email by January 5, 2018 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 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 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship provides 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 programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Eligibility: Any student who will complete a master's or other advanced degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018 is eligible. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

Schedule of Dates:

  • Informational Webinar: Friday, January 5, 2018 10:00-10:30 am Pacific. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Register here:
  • Submit intent to apply to by January 5, 2018
  • Application due: January 19, 2018 by 5:00 pm PST
  • Placement Week for finalists: April 23-27, 2018
  • Fellowship begins: August 2018
  • Period of fellowship: two years

Additional details: available from the NOAA Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship page and on the Announcement avialable for download here.

Questions? Please contact:

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