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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.


John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant's founders and former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. Over 1,200 fellows have completed this program since 1979. 

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National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship program provides support for students in postdoctoral programs in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics and marine resource economics. The Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics was established in 1999 and is designed to meet ongoing workforce development needs for effective fisheries management. 

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Additional Opportunities

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National Coastal Management Fellowship Policy
National Digital Coast Fellowship Policy
Alaska Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Policy
California California Sea Grant State Fellows Program Policy
California Delta Science Fellowship Research
California Sea Grant Trainee Program Research
California California Sea Grant Extension Fellowship Outreach
California Delta Science Communication Fellowship Communication
Connecticut Coastal and Marine Economics Graduate Fellowship Program Research
Delaware DESG-DNREC Coastal Policy Fellowship Policy
Delaware Energize Delaware Internship Research
Delaware Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Internship Research
Florida H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Internship Research; Applied skills
Florida Graduate Student Coastal and Ocean Fellowship Program Research
Florida Aquaculture Communications Fellowship Communication
Georgia Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellowship Policy
Georgia Research Traineeship Research
Georgia Georgia Sea Grant State Fellowship Policy
Georgia Academic Student Internship Research; Outreach
Georgia Summer Internship Research; Outreach
Hawai‘i E. Gordon Grau Coastal and Marine Resource Management and Policy Fellowship Program Policy
Hawai‘i Peter J. Rappa Resilient and Sustainable Coasts Fellowship Research; Outreach
Illinois-Indiana Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Scholars Program Research
Louisiana Graduate Interjurisdictional Research Award Fellowship Research
Maine Maine Sea Grant Graduate Research Assistantship Opportunity Research
Maryland Competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Research
Maryland Maryland Sea Grant Research Fellowship Research
Maryland Graduate Research Support Grant Research
MIT STREAM Grant — Solutions Through Research, Education, and Art in Massachusetts Research
MIT/WHOI Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Research
WHOI Woods Hole Sea Grant Science Communication Fellowship Communication
Michigan Michigan Sea Grant Graduate Student Research Fellowship Research
Law Center Ocean and Coastal Law Fellowship Research; Policy
New Hampshire New Hampshire Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Research
New York New York Coastal Resilience Law and Policy Program Summer Fellowship Policy
Lake Champlain Lake Champlain Sea Grant Partnered Fellowship Position Research; Outreach
Lake Champlain Watershed Alliance Internship Outreach
North Carolina Hook, Line & Science Communication Fellowship Communication
North Carolina NC STEM Policy Post-Graduate Fellowship Policy
North Carolina North Carolina Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Reserve’s Coastal Research Fellowship Research
North Carolina NC Sea Grant/NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Research
North Carolina Coastal Resilience Team Competition Research
Oregon Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience Research
Oregon State Legislative Fellowship Policy
Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship Policy
Oregon Special Opportunities Research; Outreach; Communication
Rhode Island Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow Program Research; Policy
Rhode Island Master of Environmental Science and Management Fellowship Policy; Outreach
South Carolina Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship Research
Virginia Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Research
Virginia Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship Policy
Washington Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship Program Policy
Washington Washington Sea Grant Hershman Fellowship Policy
Washington Washington Sea Grant Science Communications Fellowship Communication
Wisconsin J. Philip Keillor Wisconsin Coastal Management-Sea Grant Fellowship Policy
Wisconsin J. Philip Keillor Great Lakes – Wisconsin Sea Grant Fellow Policy
Wisconsin J. Philip Keillor Flood Resilience – Wisconsin Sea Grant Fellowship Policy
Wisconsin Wisconsin Sea Grant Keillor Fellowship in Aquaculture Research; Applied skills
Wisconsin Wisconsin Water Resources Science - Policy Fellowship with a focus on Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms Policy
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Madison – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Post Master’s Fellowship With a Focus on PFAS Toxicology Research
Wisconsin Research Assistantship Research



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