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LSU Discover Day 2024

Discover Day is an annual multi-discipline undergraduate research conference held in Baton Rouge, LA at Louisiana State University each spring.  Students from any college/university and from any major are welcome to submit an application to present their research or creative work. The 11th annual LSU Discover Day will be held in person on Friday, April 19, 2024 at Louisiana State University’s Student Union. Applications are due by March 3, 2023.  — more about Discover Day

Graduate Interjurisdictional Research Award Fellowship (GIRAF)

The joint Louisiana Space Grant and Sea Grant Graduate Interjurisdictional Research Award Fellowship (GIRAF) Program invites interdisciplinary proposals from across the state. The fellowship requires the use of data from vast archives and remote-sensing capabilities available through the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to address a high-priority research need within Louisiana’s nearshore environs, coastal areas, wetlands, watersheds, and/or human activities in these areas (e.g. aquaculture).  Proposals are due by Thursday, April 11, 2024. more about GIRAF Program

Van Lopik Scholarship Program

Dr. Jack Van Lopik, the first and longest serving Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU, and his wife Annagreta Hojhdal Van Lopik, established the Dr. Jack and Annagreta Hojhdal Van Lopik Superior Graduate Student Scholarship (Van Lopik Scholarship) to assist graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in disciplines related to the mission and focus areas of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, as detailed in the Strategic Plan of the organization. The intent is to support the Sea Grant mission of furthering the wise and sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources by increasing the number of researchers and the body of knowledge in related fields including but not limited to biology, ecology, geology, fisheries, environmental science, coastal resiliency and design, natural resources economics, environmental education and disaster preparedness, extension and resiliency. — more about Van Lopik Scholarship Program

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 about Sea Grant fellowships