National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program

The 2020 NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Opportunities are NOW OPEN!!

Please see this helpful NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Factsheet.

Students should submit applications to a State Sea Grant Program and not submit information directly into Grants.gov. See Important Information for Application Submission below. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign Nationals are not eligible for this competiton.

  • Student applications are due by January 30, 2020 5:00 pm local time to the State Sea Grant Program; Sea Grant Programs submit the application via Grants.gov by February 27, 2020, 5:00 pm EST.
  • There are two separate funding numbers for the two portions of this competition.

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Federal Funding Opportunity link to FFO: NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006263
The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics expects to award at least three new Ph.D. Fellowships in 2020 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. These fellowships can provide support for up to three years. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species. Fellows will work under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

Marine Resource Economics Federal Funding Opportunity link to FFO: NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006261
The 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics expects to award one new Ph.D. Fellowship each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. This fellowship can provide support for up to three years. Fellows will work under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

Important Information for Application Submission:

  • All application elements must be submitted in one combined PDF document in the exact required order as noted in the guidelines; include separately, the 90-2 Project Summary form and 90-4 Budget form as excel versions;
  • Note the student versions of the documents cannot be edited by the State Sea Grant Program; students / academic advisors, please utilize your Sponsored Programs Office Proposal Administrator to review and finalize all documents prior to submitting to Texas Sea Grant;
  • Submit final application files by January 30, 2020, 5:00 pm local time to Mia Zwolinski, Texas Sea Grant Research Coordinator, at mzwolinski@tamu.edu.
  • Texas A&M Sponsored Research Services will populate and upload final documents to the Grants.gov application file and will submit the application on behalf of the applicant via Grants.gov by February 27, 2020 5:00 EST;
  • Additional application information can be found on the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship website.

For more information, please contact Mia Zwolinski, Texas Sea Grant Research Coordinator, at mzwolinski@tamu.edu.