It’s that time of yearwhen a graduate student’s fancy turns towards upcoming fellowship opportunities. If you are interested in coastal and aquatic resources, we’ve got some possibilities for you. Don’t wait! Deadlines are right around the corner!

John A. Knuass Marine Policy Fellowship
The Knauss fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one year paid fellowship.
Application deadline: February 12, 2016
Start/end dates: February 17, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Length: One year

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

The Coastal Management Fellowship was established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for post-graduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches post-graduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state. 
Application deadline: January 22, 2016
Start date: August 1, 2016
Length: Two years

National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowships
These fellowships are aimed at Ph.D. candidates, who are United States citizens, interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. The marine resource economics fellowship concentrates on the conservation and management of marine resources.
Application deadline: January 29, 2016
Length: Up to two years for Marine Economics and up to three years for Population Dynamics

Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship
One fellow will work for one year with members of Great Lakes science policy, information, and education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. The fellowship is located at the Great Lakes Commission office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Application deadline: February 15, 2016
Start date: June 1, 2016
Length: One year

For additional information, contact Angela Archer, fellowship program leader.