Fellowship for doctoral students in marine ecosystem and population dynamics

Applications due to Oregon Sea Grant: January 26, 2018 by 5:00 PM Pacific 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 uses eSeaGrant, an online system, for submitting fellowship applications. In order to access this system, you must email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu by January 12, 2018 declaring your intent to apply. Stating your intent does not obligate you to apply. Once you submit your intent to apply, an eSeaGrant account will be created for you. Even if you already have an eSeaGrant account, you must submit an intent to apply to access the application. 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.

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: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/0bb4a46a961316247510d14dfea9e911.
  • Submit intent to apply to eseagrant@oregonstate.edu by January 12, 2018
  • Application dueJanuary 26, 2018 by 5:00 pm PST
  • Fellowship begins: August 1, 2018
  • Period of fellowship: up to three years

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-2018-2005442.

Oregon applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application package with Sarah Kolesar prior to submitting their applications.

Questions? Please contact:

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