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John P. Laborde Endowed Chair

The Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at Louisiana State University is accepting nominations for the John P. Laborde Endowed Chair for Sea Grant Research and Technology Transfer and Visiting Professor. Applicants should be nationally or internationally recognized for contributions in some area of marine or coastal research, technology transfer, education or business development. Academically affiliated candidates must hold the rank of associate or full professor or its equivalent and will carry similar faculty rank with the Chair appointment. Appointment duration can vary between a few months to a maximum of one year; nominations of individuals eligible for one-half or a full year sabbatical from their institutions are encouraged. Appointees will perform work that directly supplements or complements activities being conducted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Scholarly work in research, teaching or extension is encouraged with appropriate discipline-based academic departments within of the Louisiana State University system. Those interested in nominating individuals should confirm a nominee’s interest and submit a nomination letter with the candidate’s curriculum vitae, summary of expertise/interests, proposed activity, preferred appointment dates and salary requirements. Although this opportunity is open until filled, review of nominations will begin after August 31, 2022.more info about the Laborde Endowed Chair

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.  Application deadline for 2023 assistantships is December 2, 2022. more about the Coastal Science Assistantship Program

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is soliciting applications from faculty mentors of promising undergraduate students at all Louisiana universities and colleges. UROP, established in 1992 by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (LSG), offers the Louisiana undergraduate community funding to support hands-on research experiences in marine and coastal resource issues. Previously funded projects have dealt with topics such as coastal ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, environmental engineering, and genetics. Application deadline for the year 2023 funding is December 9, 2022 at 4pm CST. more about the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Scientific Diver Training

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2022 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