California Sea Grant offers fellowship opportunities in research, natural resource management, and marine policy that allow graduate students to explore their interests and broaden their experience. Former fellows have advanced to careers in academia, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal government agencies.


Coastal Management Fellowship

Coastal Management Fellows work for two years with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. Fellows will receive on-the-job training in coastal management and policy.

Applications are due Friday, January 22, 2016, PST at 5 pm. For information and application see their website.


NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics 

The Graduate Fellowship Program awards at least two new Ph.D. fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

Applications are due Friday, January 29, 2016, PST at 5 pm. For information and application see their website.


NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics 

The Graduate Fellowship Program generally awards two new Ph.D. fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

Applications are due Friday, January 29, 2016, PST at 5 pm. For information and application see their website.


The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative or executive branch of the government in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship to learn about marine policy.

Applications are due Friday, February 12, 2016, PST at 5 pm. For information and application see their website.


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