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Student Opportunities

Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP)

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues its support for an assistantship program called the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides assistantships for up to three years to support Master of Science students both enrolled full-time at Louisiana colleges/universities and involved in science or engineering research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection and restoration efforts. Application deadline for 2020 assistantships is December 6, 2019. more about CSAP

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The goal of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is to increase the number of undergraduates pursuing coastal science careers by encouraging and supporting specific undergraduate research activities. Students propose, carry out and report results of a research project related to an existing project funded by Sea Grant. Application deadline for the year 2020 funding is December 11, 2019 at 4:00pm CST. — more about UROP

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

It’s an exciting new fellowship program for graduate students at the national estuarine research reserves. One two-year fellowship opportunity will be available at each of the 29 coastal sites. Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies. Application deadline is December 20, 2019. more about the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

2020 State of the Coast Conference: Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for a talk or poster to share your work at the conference. During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to identify the primary topic most applicable to your abstract. Abstracts are due on January 10, 2020.more  info about State of the Coast 

Knauss Graduate Policy Fellowships

The Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is designed for students interested in marine and coastal issues and enrolled in a master’s, doctoral or professional graduate degree program. It provides an opportunity for a unique one-year experience in the legislative or executive branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C. During that year, the recipients work on substantive national policy issues related to aquatic resources. Class of 2021 applications are due February 21, 2020.  —  more info about the Knauss Graduate Policy Fellowship

Alaska Sea Grant Fellowship

A unique professional opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in the science and policy needed to keep our marine resources healthy. Modeled after the highly successful Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, the state fellowship program provides an opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience in the planning and implementation of marine resource policies and programs in Alaska. The program matches highly motivated graduate students and recent graduates with hosts in Alaska-based state or federal agencies for a 12-month paid fellowship.  —  more info about the Alaska Sea Grant Fellowship