December 8, 2011

Applications to NOAA’s Coastal Management Fellowship due to MIT Sea Grant, January 27, 2012

NOAA's Coastal Management Fellowship matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state (see this year’s six winning proposals, below.) This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

The MIT Sea Grant College Program requires that the application materials be submitted to our office no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 27, 2012 to Kathy de Zengotita, at the MIT Sea Grant office via email -- All information and instructions are in the attached document.

Any student who will complete a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2011, and July 31, 2012, is eligible. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

Application Requirements
All applications must include:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae (limit to two pages).
2. Statement of the applicant's goals with emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the fellowship experience (500 words or less).
3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's principal professor. If no principal professor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant's academic work may be substituted.
4. Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

2012 State Projects
The six projects selected for the 2012-2014 fellowship are located at coastal resource agencies in the following states and territories. A summary of each project follows.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Coastal Resources Management Office
Project: Addressing Climate Change and Associated Coastal Hazards in the CNMI: Assessing coastal vulnerability as part of CNMI climate change adaptation efforts
Goal: Identify communities and sectors at risk to climate change impacts and assist in developing locally relevant models of sea level rise and inundation scenarios

Delaware Coastal Program
Project: Development of a Marine Spatial Plan for Delaware's Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay Area
Goal: Develop a marine spatial plan for Delaware's Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay area to ensure the conservation of important marine resources

Maryland Chesapeake and Coastal Program
Project: Integrating Water Quality and Coastal Resources into Marine Spatial Planning in the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays
Goal: Integrate water quality and coastal resources into a marine spatial plan for Maryland's Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays to target restoration and conservation activities

Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Project: Expanding Climate Change Adaptation Options in Massachusetts by Addressing Competing-Use Issues for Beach Nourishment
Goal: Assess and promote beach and dune nourishment as a viable and cost-effective climate change adaptation tool for shore protection

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
Project: Putting Climate Change Adaptation Into Action in San Francisco Bay
Goal: Develop and evaluate climate adaptation strategies for vulnerable park and recreation assets in the San Francisco Bay area

Washington State Department of Ecology
Project: Coastal Planning in Washington State: Providing Green Shorelines Guidance for State and Local Governments in Puget Sound
Goal: Develop guidance for incentives, education, and regulation to help promote appropriate green shoreline approaches for Puget Sound


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