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Coastal Connections at UNO — TikTok Challenge

Louisiana Sea Grant will host the Coastal Connections competition for University of New Orleans graduate students this Fall 2021 as part of Innovate UNO week events. The competition is open to UNO graduate students conducting scientific research. In this competition students will create a TikTok video to effectively communicate their research findings. The Coastal Connections competition will focus on the ability of students to effectively and creatively explain their research in a 60 second (or less) TikTok video. The deadline to register and submit your TikTok video to Sea Grant is November 5, 2021. —  more info about Coastal Connections at UNO – TikTok Challenge

LSU Discover Undergraduate Project Grant

Each semester, LSU Discover funds at least 10 undergraduate student research or creative projects. The purpose of these grants is to provide students a learning opportunity through participation in faculty-mentored projects. Students from any major are welcome to apply. With an LSU Discover Undergraduate Research Project Grant, currently enrolled, full-time LSU undergraduate students can receive funding for hourly wages, supplies, and travel related to an undergraduate research or creative project. Students must have an LSU employed faculty member serve as their supervisor and sign their time-sheets. Applications for Spring 2022 funding are due by Sunday, November 14th at 11:59 PM more info about LSU Discover Undergraduate Project Grant

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 2022 assistantships is December 3, 2021.  more info about Coastal Science Assistantship Program

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

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 2022 funding is December 10, 2021 at 4pm CST. (Note: A UROP application must be submitted by a faculty member. Students should not submit the application.) more info about Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

The purpose of this notice is to solicit grant proposals for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship (Davidson Fellowship) from master’s and doctoral students admitted to or enrolled full-time in a graduate program at an accredited university. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a program of the Office for Coastal Management and authorized by the Coastal Zone Management Act. The program aims to balance the needs of the natural environment and coastal communities. The goals of the Davidson Fellowship are to build the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth. Applications are due December 10, 2021. more info on the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship

NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places Ph.D. students in research-based fellowships that provide support for up to three years. The program is designed to fulfill workforce development needs identified by the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and since 1990, has provided opportunities for 144 Ph.D. students. Student applications are due to Sea Grant programs on January 27, 2022. more info about NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

Knauss Graduate Policy Fellowships

The application period for the 2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is open. The fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. Graduate students interested in marine, coastal, and Great Lakes science and policy should explore the information about the fellowship as soon as possible and talk to their local Sea Grant program (or the National Sea Grant Office) at least one month prior to the February 18, 2022 deadline. The deadline for 2023 Fellowship application is February 18, 2022. more info about Knauss Graduate Policy Fellowships

LSU Discover Day

The 9th Annual LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 at Louisiana State University’s Student Union.  Undergraduate students from any major and from any college or university are invited to submit an application.  Students can apply to present art, posters, oral presentations, performances, poetry readings, and more.  Applications are due by Sunday, March 6, 2022. — more info about LSU Discover Day

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 info on all Sea Grant fellowships

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