MIT Sea Grant administers a number of programs, fellowships, internships, and awards that directly support those pursuing studies in marine research. We work with high school students, undergraduates and graduate students from MIT, Massachusetts schools, and US universities, as well as international visiting scholars.

Get in touch! Email about any of the fellowships below, or email our Research Program Coordinator Mary Newton Lima to inquire about current research opportunities at MIT Sea Grant.

MIT Sea Grant College Program receives nominations during the academic year for the Dean A. Horn Award for Undergraduate Study in Marine Research. All MIT undergraduates from any Department are eligible.May 1, 2020
The MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is an experiential learning opportunity available to students at MIT.See Application Deadlines

Email our UROP Coordinator Dr. Carolina Bastidas about current student research opportunities.

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship 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. February 19, 2021

View the opportunity on the National Sea Grant page.

The NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).January 26, 2021 (Quick Guide)
MIT Sea Grant sponsors the Blue Lobster Bowl, a fast-paced ocean science quiz bowl, the regional competition of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) for MA high school teams. Participants are eligible to apply for a Coastal and Ocean Science Training (COAST) internship through NOSB.The annual Blue Lobster Bowl will take place in March. Apply early December through early February to volunteer.
The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. In 2012, the program was expanded to include Digital Coast Partnership organizations as hosts.January 17, 2020

(Summer 2017 – Spring 2019)


(Summer 2017 – Spring 2019)


(MIT Sea Grant & Woods Hole Sea Grant)


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