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MIT Sea Grant administers and promotes a number of fellowships and opportunities to support students pursuing studies in marine research. The application period is currently open for several programs:

  • NOAA Office for Coastal Management’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship is a two-year program that places one graduate student at each of the 29 national estuarine research reserves. Fellows address key reserve management needs to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies.
    Applications due by December 10, 2021.
  • The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program through NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology—these may include but are not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, cultural anthropology, and resource management disciplines—and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.
    Applications due by December 14, 2021.
  • The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics provides PhD fellowships, career development opportunities, and strengthens the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics.
    Applications due to Sea Grant Programs by January 27, 2022.
  • The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship through NOAA and Sea Grant 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.
    Applications due to your state’s Sea Grant program February 18, 2022.

>> More fellowships and programs can be found on our Student Opportunities page.

>> Questions? Email our Research Program Coordinator Mary Newton Lima (mnewlim@mit.edu).