A lighthouse and sea birds on a Massachusetts coast. Photo by Sarah Guitart

Woods Hole Sea Grant and MIT Sea Grant are pleased to jointly announce the Massachusetts Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship is open to new applicants. The purpose of this Fellowship is to support exceptional prospective graduate students who are engaged in coastal and marine research that furthers the goals of WHOISG and MITSG.

Eligibility: This Fellowship is geared towards providing funding and support for students who have not yet matriculated into a graduate program but are applying and intend to enroll in a thesis-granting graduate program at a Massachusetts-based institution. Applicants will be notified in early January of Fellowship review decisions. In order to be eligible to receive this fellowship, students must be enrolled in a thesis-granting masters or doctoral graduate program in Massachusetts no later than Fall 2024. 

Funding: It is anticipated that two (2) two-year Graduate Student Fellowships will be awarded, with a with a maximum Sea Grant support of $40,000/year for stipend and tuition costs and $2,000/year for professional development and research and supply costs for a total of $84,000 for each Fellow over the two year period. Fellowships will require a match of $1 of non-federal funds for every $2 of federal Sea Grant funds requested

Fellowship period: September 1, 2024–August 31, 2026

Fellowship applications must be received by: 4:30 pm Eastern Time, Friday, October 4, 2023

Informational webinars will be held to introduce and answer any questions about this new fellowship program:

  • Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 at 1:00pm Eastern Time. Webinar will be held via Zoom. Click here to register.  
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 4:00pm Eastern Time. Webinar will be held via Zoom. Click here to register

>>Learn more about the MA Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship

>>Read about the 2022-2024 Fellows