Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP)

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues its support of a graduate assistantship opportunity called the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides graduate assistant stipends for up to three years to Master of Science students both enrolled full-time at Louisiana colleges/universities and involved in research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection and restoration efforts. The program will both expose students to CPRA activities and provide a potential avenue for recruitment of new CPRA personnel. Applications from faculty must be submitted by December 15, 2018. More info…

Boston Short Course on Coastal Resiliency

Announcing a one-week short course on coastal resiliency, to be held at Northeastern University in Boston from June 3-9, 2018. This course is intended for graduate students (MS and PhD) who are working in any of the disciplines related to adaptation planning and implementation for coastline sustainability projects. The course, which is part of a National Science Foundation project, will be offered at no cost to the attendees with the exception of travel to and from Boston and incidental expenses. In addition, a limited number of travel grants to fund airfare will be provided to some attendees. Applications are due January 5, 2018. More info…

Coastal Management Fellowship

The Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. Any student who will complete a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university is eligible. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.  Applications from 2018-2020 Program candidates are due January 19, 2018. More info…

NSF REU at UL Lafayette: Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts

The National Science Foundation awarded UL Lafayette a new Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site to study water and coastal processes and resources within watersheds and nearshore coastal environments in southern Louisiana. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in a life changing research experience. Students accepted to this competitive program will have the opportunity to spend 8 weeks in the heart of Cajun Country in Lafayette, Louisiana, working with leading researchers in interdisciplinary fields related to coastal and watershed science. REU investigations will fundamentally expand our understanding of watershed and estuarine resources and processes in an urban- and agriculturally-influenced watershed. UL Lafayette is seeking diverse students from Universities nation-wide. Students from underrepresented groups, first generation students, and students without undergraduate research opportunities at their home universities or colleges are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due February 15, 2018. More info…

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. Louisiana Sea Grant may nominate up to six candidates to compete for approximately 50 available positions. Class of 2019 applications are due February 23, 2018. More info…