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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 2021 assistantships is December 4, 2020.more info about the Coastal Science Assistantship Program

The Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps Program

The Edgar Veillon Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) program is focused on the development of future conservation leaders in Louisiana. LWF’s conservation leadership training program will teach you the skills you need to become an effective champion of conservation issues. You will have the opportunity to network with leaders in state, federal and private conservation organizations and learn critical communication and teamwork skills. Help LWF advance important conservation protection while gaining valuable skills! The deadline to apply is December 10, 2020. — more about the Conservation Leadership Corps Program

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.  Applications will be accepted until 11 December, 2020 at 4:00pm CST. Note: A UROP application must be submitted by a faculty member. Students should not submit the application.  — more info about the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

2021 Wetland Foundation Travel Grants

The Wetland Foundation is soliciting applications for 2021 travel grants. Applications will be accepted from any student currently enrolled full-time at an academic institution in the USA and who meets the specific criteria for one of the types of grants. Note the change in conference travel grants in 2021 due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for applications is December 18, 2020. — more info about The Wetland Foundation Travel Grants

2021 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships Opportunity

The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places Ph.D. students in research-based fellowships that provide support for up to three years. The program is designed to fulfill workforce development needs identified by the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and since 1990, has provided opportunities for 144 Ph.D. students. Applications are due to Sea Grant programs on January 26, 2021. more about the NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships

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. The deadline for 2022 Fellowship application is February 19, 2021. — more info about the Knauss Graduate Policy Fellowships

Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships

Sea Grant has many reputable fellowships specifically for graduate students that focus on professional development in budding careers for a variety of marine topics. — more info on all Sea Grant fellowships

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