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Student Opportunities

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

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