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NOAA Fisheries Sea Grant Fellowship

In 1999, NOAA National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries established a Graduate Fellowship Program in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as, marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics. The NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Student applications are due January 30, 2020. more info about the NOAA Fisheries Sea Grant Fellowship

Louisiana SciComm Summit

This science communication workshop—created by graduate students, for graduate students—is a two-day event designed to increase communication skills for Louisiana graduate students in the natural, physical and behavioral sciences. It is open to all graduate students who are currently enrolled at Louisiana universities and colleges. The Louisiana SciComm Summit will consist of a series of panels, engaging speakers, concurrent breakout sessions and working groups. These activities aim to enhance the communication skills of graduate student researchers and foster a community of practice for science communication. Applications are due on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00 CST more info about Louisiana SciComm Summit

Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks highly motivated undergraduate students to participate in an authentic research experience with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site. 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. Deadline to submit your application is February 3, 2020. — more info about Healthy Streams, Healthy Coasts Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

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. Class of 2021 applications are due February 21, 2020.  —  more info about the Knauss Graduate Policy Fellowship

2020 LUMCON Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

LUMCON is now accepting application to its REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. A cohort of REU participants will spend ten weeks between early June and mid-August at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors/mentor teams (from a mentor pool of LUMCON faculty, post-doctoral associates, and/or visiting scientists) while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON’s summer programs. Each student is paired with (a) scientific mentor(s) based on mutual research interests. The REU program is designed to give students a meaningful, hands-on research experience that takes advantage of state-of-the-art methods and technologies available at LUMCON. Applications are due March 1, 2020.  — more info about LUMCON REU Program

Science Policy Fellowship

The Gulf Research Program’s Science Policy Fellowship program helps scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand experience as they spend one year on the staff of federal, state, local, or non-governmental environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, and public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. The Science Policy Fellows gain first-hand professional experience as they spend one year alongside decision-makers at agencies across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Florida. Applications are due March 4, 2020. —  more info about the Science Policy Fellowship

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