November 14, 2017

2019 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship now accepting applications

Applications are due to MIT Sea Grant by 5:00 pm on January 26th, 2018

Since 1999, Sea Grant and NMFS have partnered to train students through this joint fellowship program in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics as well as marine resource economics. Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics.

The Fisheries Fellowship is available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories.

The award for each Fellowship, contingent upon the availability of Federal funds, will be in the form of a grant or cooperative agreement of $46,000 per year. The award provided to each Fellow is for salary, living expenses, tuition, and travel necessary to carry out the proposed research and to attend the annual Fellows meeting.

Length of Fellowship
Ph.D. candidates interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status can receive up to three years of funding. Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.

How to Apply
Students should submit applications to a Sea Grant Program and not submit information directly into Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign Nationals are not eligible. Student applications are due to MIT Sea Grant by 5:00 pm local time on January 26, 2018. There are two separate funding numbers for the two portions of this competition.

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Federal Funding Opportunity - NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005442
Marine Resource Economics Federal Funding Opportunity - NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005450

For more information, view the Federal Funding Opportunity on

Please email with any questions.


NMFS Sea Grant Fellowship 2017 symposium at Beaufort Laboratory.