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LSU Discover Day – Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

The LSU Discover Day undergraduate symposium provides a forum for undergraduate students from any major to share their research and creative works.  Undergraduate students from any university or college are invited to submit an application. In consideration of concerns about the spread of the coronvirus (COVID-19) disease, the on-campus LSU Discover Day 2020 event has been cancelled.  We are, however, currently developing a way to host the event online.  Students interested in participating remotely, via the internet are welcome to apply.  The due date has been extended to Sunday, April 5th.more info about LSU Discover Day

Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowships

The Louisiana and Texas Sea Grant Programs, in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), are pleased to announce the availability of Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowships for the two-year period covering the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years. The fellowship provides a total award of $46,000 per year for two years. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, April 17, 2020. — more info about the Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowships

Undergraduate Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Workshop Special Projects Competition

Surveys of the nation’s workforce needs continually indicate the need for professionals in the field of population and ecosystem dynamics (PED). Professionals in this field develop and implement quantitative methods for assessing the status of fish stocks and other marine resources and the ecosystems they inhabit. The purpose of the proposed undergraduate workshop(s) is to introduce and recruit students into the field of PED. Application EXTENDED due date: April 30, 2020more info about the Undergraduate Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Workshop Special Projects Competition

Scientific Diver Training

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 scientific diver training course. LUMCON is at present the only American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) designated training facility in the State of Louisiana. Scientific diver certification is required by most academic and government agencies who utilize diving as a research tool for marine science including biology, chemistry, biomedical, engineering and geosciences, and for all diving work conducted in association with LUMCON. — more  info on LUMCON Scientific Diver Training

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