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Fisheries Fellowship

Fisheries Fellowship

Note: Student applications were due to Louisiana Sea Grant via eSeaGrant by 5:00 pm, CST, February 28, 2019.

Eligibility
The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships are available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign Nationals are not eligible.

Length of Fellowship
Ph.D. candidates interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.

How to Apply
Students should submit applications to Louisiana Sea Grant via its online eSeaGrant system (do not submit directly into grants.gov) by 5:00 pm local time on February 28, 2019. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign Nationals are not eligible. There are two separate funding numbers for the two portions of this competition.

  • Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
    The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics expects to award at least three new Ph.D. Fellowships in 2019 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. These fellowships can provide support for up to three years. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species.
  • Marine Resource Economics
    The 2019 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics expects to award one new Ph.D. Fellowship each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. This fellowship can provide support for up to three years.

Evaluation
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

Award and Expenses
The award for each Fellowship, contingent upon the availability of Federal funds, will be in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement of $48,000 per year ($40,000 in federal dollars and $8,000 in matching dollars). The award provided to each Fellow is for salary (stipend), living expenses, tuition, and travel necessary to carry out the proposed research and to attend the annual Fellows meeting (at rotating locations).

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].