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Fisheries Fellowship

Fisheries Fellowship

Note: Student applications were due to Louisiana Sea Grant by 5:00 pm, CST, January 26, 2018.

The Fisheries Fellowship, a partnership between NOAA Fisheries and Sea Grant, provides multi-year funding support for current PhD graduate students (only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply).

The support, awarded in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement provides for salary, living expenses, tuition and necessary travel. In addition, students will also be mentored by a NOAA Fisheries expert, who will serve on their committee and may provide additional data or lab space.

The fellowship targets two specific areas of resource management: population dynamics and marine resource economics. Students interested in population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources can receive up to three years of funding. Students interested in resource economics are eligible for up to two years of funding.

How to Apply
Applications were due by January 26, 2018 at 5:00 CST. Applications must be submitted to Louisiana Sea Grant via its online system, eSeaGrant. Required items are detailed in the funding opportunity description linked below:

Evaluation criteria for Fisheries Fellowship applications are as follows:

  • 30% — Quality of project and applicability
  • 30% — Evidence of quantitative coursework
  • 20% — Recommendations and/or endorsements
  • 10% — Diversity of education, extra-curricular activities, awards and communication skills
  • 10% — Statement of education and career goals

Program Contact
For detailed application information, visit the Fisheries Fellowship website or contact Matt Bethel at [email protected].

For questions regarding application submission, contact Katie Lea at [email protected].