NOAA Graduate Research Fellowship in Ocean Coastal and Estuarine Acidification

This competition is now closed.

The Louisiana and Texas Sea Grant Programs, in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP), are pleased to announce the availability of Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowships for the two-year period covering the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years. The fellowship provides a total award of $46,000 per year for two years. 

The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students at any academic institution in Louisiana and Texas who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to regional ocean, coastal, and estuarine acidification. In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities throughout its duration, focusing on science communication, management application, outreach, and other Sea Grant and OAP activities and mission priorities.

The LATXSGPs and OAP were accepting proposals until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 17, 2020.

For complete information on eligibiltiy, application guidelines, and more, see the formal announcement.


Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time graduate or professional degree program at an accredited academic institution in Louisiana or Texas prior to the awarding of the fellowship, no later than the fall 2020 semester.

Students are expected to complete the fellowship while enrolled at their home institution. Students may be working toward a degree in any discipline as long as they are engaged in research that is related to ocean, coastal and estuarine acidification and relevant to the missions of the Louisiana and Texas Sea Grant Programs and OAP.

The sponsors strongly encourage students who are from underrepresented groups in marine science, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via respective eSeaGrant of your state Sea Grant Program (Texas eSeaGrant or Louisiana eSeaGrant) by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, April 17, 2020. The link to eSeaGrant for Texas is

We strongly recommend registering for eSeaGrant at least two weeks in advance of the deadline.

Beforehand, please notify your state Sea Grant Program with a short, simple email expressing your interest in the fellowship. Please reference “Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowship” in the subject line. Contact Mia Zwolinski at Texas Sea Grant and Katie Lea at Louisiana Sea Grant to discuss the specifics of the application process on eSeaGrant.

A step-by-step user guide for the eSeaGrant OA Fellowship application is available for download.


Fellowship announcement released: March 2020

Applications due: 5:00 p.m. EST, April 17, 2020

Stage 1 – Professional Potential and Technical Review Panel: May 2020

Stage 2 – Final Selection Panel: May 2020

Notification of results: June 2020

Awards begin: September 1, 2020

Award end date: August 31, 2022

For More Information:

Mia Zwolinski

Associate Director, Research Coordinator