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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

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

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