Monday, December 22, 2014

Job Openings and Fellowship Opportunities Across Sea Grant

Job Openings

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Sea Grant ProgramPosition TitleClosing Date
North Carolina Sea GrantCoastal EconomistOpen until filled
New Jersey Sea GrantCommunity Resilience and Climate Adaptation SpecialistOpen until filled
New York Sea GrantGreat Lakes Coastal Processes Position Open until filled
Florida Sea GrantExtension Agent, Manatee County January 6th, 2015
Lake Champlain Sea GrantExtension Assistant Professor in Watershed Science, Policy, and Education (Job # 013779)January 9th, 2015
Florida Sea GrantOkaloosa County Florida Sea Grant Extension AgentJanuary 12th 2015
New York Sea GrantExtension Associate, Seafood Safety and Technology SpecialistJanuary 23rd, 2015

Fellowship Opportunities

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ProgramFellowship TitleEligibilityOpen PeriodDescription
FloridaAylesworth ScholarshipUndergraduate and GraduateWinterAylesworth scholarships are available to students in all Florida universities that participate in the Florida Sea Grant College Program. The Aylesworth Foundation and Florida Sea Grant administer this scholarship program.
FederalCoastal Management FellowshipGraduateWinterThe Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.
FloridaGuy Harvey Scholarship AwardUndergraduate and GraduateWinterGuy Harvey Scholarship Awards in 2014 will support undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled full time at Florida institutions of higher education who are conducting research related to the biology, ecology, habitat or management of fish in Florida's marine environment.
South CarolinaKathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science FellowshipGraduateWinterThe Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship is designed to increase the number of highly trained earth and marine scientists and enable graduate students to conduct NASA-related Earth/marine science research.
MarylandMaryland Sea Grant Summer 2014 Research Experience for UndergraduatesUndergraduateWinterThis summer Maryland Sea Grant will offer fifteen under-graduates the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay — the program is especially designed for students majoring in such fields as biology, chemistry, ecology, physics,engineering , mathematics, and marine and environmental science. During this 12‐week program (May 18‐August 10), each student will work with a science mentor on an individual research project at one of two marine labs located on Chesapeake Bay: the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s* (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Maryland, or its Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge, Maryland.
FederalGreat Lakes Commission/Sea Grant FellowshipGraduateWinterOne fellow will work for one year with members of Great Lakes' science policy and information/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. Illinois Indiana / Michigan / Minnesota / Pennsylvania / Ohio / New York
OregonOregon Sea Grant Summer ScholarsUndergraduateWinterOregon Sea Grant is excited to announce our fourth annual Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program to prepare students for graduate school and careers in marine science, policy, management, and outreach. This ten-week program places high caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with public agencies (federal, state, and local) to provide students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. The goal of the program is to offer students professional skills, agency workplace experience and real life practice in marine resource science, policy, management, and outreach, as well as to support agency programs and initiatives.
Rhode IslandCoastal FellowsUndergraduateWinterRhode Island Sea Grant sponsors undergraduate Coastal Fellows through the Coastal Fellows Program of URI's College of Environment and Life Sciences.
FederalNational Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics and Marine Resource EconomicsGraduateWinterFisheries Fellows will work on issues of public interest and relevance to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Internships are housed at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors. Prospective fellows must be United States citizens and at the time of application must be admitted or provisionally accepted to a doctoral degree program.
VirginiaVirginia Sea Grant Graduate Research FellowshipGraduateWinterSupports graduate students engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. Fellows work with an outreach or end-user mentor to ensure that their research results are useful and used by stakeholders. Fellows will be provided with professional development opportunities focusing on science communication, the science-to-management process, adoption of innovation, and other Sea Grant activities.
OregonOregon Natural Resource Policy FellowshipGraduateWinterThis fellowship is intended to give a student first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. In so doing, the student will contribute to policies that will benefit natural resource managers, stakeholders, and user groups.
FederalJohn A. Knauss Marine Policy FellowshipGraduateWinterAny student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 14, 2014, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program, that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources is eligible to apply. The graduate degree needs to be awarded through a United States accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories. Applications are due February 14th, 2014 at 5:00PM local time to the local Sea Grant programs. Interested students should discuss this fellowship with their State Sea Grant Program or Project Director. For more detailed information please take a look the the Knauss Fellowship website.
Guam Sea GrantMaster’s Thesis Supplemental Grants in Coastal Community DevelopmentGraduateWinterThe University of Guam Sea Grant Program will award Master’s Thesis Supplemental Grants in selected areas of Coastal Community Development. These grants provide partial support (up to $12,000) of graduate student research activities with relevance to sustainable coastal development, please see ‘research priorities’ for more detail. Allowed are costs for Master’s Candidate stipends, participation in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to support or expand an existing body of Thesis research. UOG Sea Grant will administer all award funds. In addition, Awardees must participate in UOG SG led outreach education training offered every January.
WashingtonMarc Hershman Marine Policy FellowshipGraduateSpringThis program places four graduate students or recent graduates for one year with host offices in Olympia, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, working on ocean and coastal science and management issues. The Hershman Fellowship offers a first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies and enables fellows to share their academic expertise with state decision makers. Host offices for 2013-2014 are the Department of Health, Department of Ecology, the Puget Sound Partnership and The Nature Conservancy. Projects for 2013-2014 include coastal hazards, harmful algal blooms, marine spatial planning, pathogens reduction and control, and marine protection strategies in Puget Sound.
MaineMaine Sea Grant Undergraduate Scholarship in Marine SciencesUndergraduateSpringMaine undergraduate sophomores and juniors in marine science-related degree programs
FloridaSkoch ScholarshipHigh school SeniorSpringThis $1,000 scholarship is presented each year to a Florida high school senior who plans to major in a coastal-related field of study at a Florida university or college. Awards based on competition in the State Science and Engineering Fair. Funding for the scholarship is provided by the Skoch family as a memorial to Chuck Skoch who died in an automobile accident in 1995.
New HampshireBrian Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension FellowshipsUndergraduateSpringFellows spend the summer working with N.H. Sea Grant staff seeking to help individuals and organizations make informed decisions regarding our marine resources. These paid opportunities are appropriate for a wide range of majors and lead to students participating in such program areas as fisheries and aquaculture, marine literacy, coastal communities and climate adaptation, and communications.
ConnecticutSummer Graduate Research Stipend in Coastal Ecosystems and Human HealthGraduateSpringSea Grant College Program, as a partner in I-RICH, offers a $3,000 summer stipend for a graduate student not currently funded by I-RICH, but who is able to contribute to the mission of the program via efforts in one of the following focus areas: marine pathogens and diseases, pollutants, or harmful algal blooms.
Georgia Sea GrantMarine Education InternshipRecent College GraduatesSpringThe Sea Grant Marine Education internships, maintained through a partnership with the Georgia Sea Grant, are designed for recent college graduates who would like teaching experience in marine science and coastal ecology. The newest Academic Internship Program allows students from other University System of Georgia institutions to earn class credit for their work experience. Interns work alongside scientists and educators of the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service staff to assist in educating the public about marine science. Internships are available to college graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates with majors in environmental studies, marine/natural science, education or other science concentrations may be particularly interested in pursuing these opportunities. Both types of internships are held at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium near Savannah, Georgia, and interns will gain valuable experience and establish networking contacts along the Georgia coast and beyond.
OregonRobert E. Malouf Marine Studies ScholarshipGraduateSummerThe Malouf Scholarship is awarded to support a graduate student enrolled at any College or University in Oregon while the student is working towards a degree in any field compatible with Oregon Sea Grant's mandate and areas of interest. There are no restrictions on the discipline, which may include, but is not limited to: biological, geological, physical and chemical sciences; marine resource management and policy; marine resource economics; social sciences; engineering; geology; education or public health.
Oregon Sea GrantRobert E. Malouf Marine Studies ScholarshipGraduateSummerThe Oregon Sea Grant College Program is soliciting applications for the 2014-2015 Robert E. Malouf Studies Scholarship. The Malouf Scholarship is awarded to support a graduate student who combines societally relevant research with education or public engagement. The student can be enrolled at any College or University in Oregon while working towards a degree in any field compatible with Oregon Sea Grant’s mandate and areas of interest. There are no restrictions on the discipline, which may include, but is not limited to: biological, geological, physical and chemical sciences; marine resource management and policy; marine resource economics; social sciences; engineering; geology; education or public health. The overriding purpose of the Scholarship is to make a difference by providing a significant contribution to students seeking advanced degrees and to contribute to building the nation’s future capacity in the marine sciences. If funding permits, more than one scholarship may be granted.
Oregon Sea GrantOregon Sea Grant Legislative FellowshipGraduateFallOregon Sea Grant will sponsor a State Legislative Fellowship during eachOregon Legislative Session for a graduate student with an interest in marine and coastal issues.
TexasTexas A&M University 2012-13 Undergraduate Research Scholars ProgramUndergraduateFallSea Grant Scholars will be eligible for an additional $1,000 supplement to their research budget for projects related to the marine environment.
CaliforniaCalifornia Sea Grant State FellowshipGraduateFallGraduate students close to completing their degree (or recently completed with graduation date after May 2012) in a marine or coastal-related field at a California university at the time of application may apply. Applicants should address their degree of interest and experience in either marine/ coastal science and/or public policy.
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Reserve's Coastal Research FellowshipGraduateFallThis fellowship is designed to foster research within the North Carolina Coastal Reserve system. Two recipients will receive up to $10,000 of funding each in the 2014 calendar year. Proposed work must be conducted within the boundaries of one or more of the 10 sites in the NCCR.
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning, and Policy Center's Coastal Policy FellowshipGraduateFallThis joint fellowship focuses on the the 20 North Carolina coastal counties. Up to $5,000 of funding will be available for one semester in 2014 for two students.
FloridaFlorida Sea Grant Scholars ProgramUndergraduate and GraduateFallThe Florida Sea Grant Scholars Program provides financial support to high-achieving graduate or undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time at Florida universities, in order to support timely and innovative ocean and coastal-related research.
MITDean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine ResearchUndergraduateall yearNomination of candidates is by letter from the student's faculty supervisor and must be accompanied by the student's research report. Students are encouraged to ask their faculty supervisor for a nomination.
FloridaFlorida Sea Grant Nutrient Dynamics FellowshipGraduate The fellowship provides each of two University of Florida graduate students with $9,500 per year for two years to conduct research in support of a better understanding of how rates of nutrient input influence the structure and function of Florida coastal aquatic ecosystems. Applicants must demonstrate innovative ideas and scholarly excellence.
MinnesotaMinnesota IntershipsUndergraduate and Graduate Minnesota Sea Grant offers internships to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Minnesota colleges and universities. Interns apply their knowledge and skills acquired through coursework to help Minnesota Sea Grant fulfill its mission. Interns can work in the areas of outreach, communication, education or research. Contact Doug Jensen for details.
New HampshireUndergraduate Ocean Research Program (Tech 797)Undergraduate TECH 797 is a senior design course alternative that offers financial support for projects in the marine area. Interdisciplinary teams of three to five students work with a sponsoring faculty member on his or her research project. During the yearlong course, team members must deal with the corporate, business, and research communities to obtain advice, direction, information, and the equipment and materials required to complete their projects.
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Sea Grant internshipsUndergraduate and Graduate Students currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning can apply for Pennsylvania Sea Grant internships, which are contingent upon available funding. Interns are responsible for the cost of housing plus transportation to and from their work place - See more at:
Rhode IslandScience Communications InternUndergraduate and Graduate Interns will have the opportunity to develop their writing portfolios by providing in-depth stories to be published in our biannual magazine, as well as other media outlets. Ideal candidates will have strong writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently in the field interviewing researchers and community members. This internship is offered for credit or on a volunteer basis. Internships are available in fall and spring semesters, as well as over the summer.
WashingtonWashington Sea Grant Science Writing FellowshipUndergraduate and Graduate WSG Science Writing Fellows assist in the development of a variety of communication products about Sea Grant projects and issues in marine-related research, education, and outreach.One Science Writing Fellow is selected in each academic quarter. The Fellows work closely with the WSG Communications program. Each fellow is expected to spend eight to 10 hours per week on WSG Communications assignments.
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