National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) Fellowships

Description

The NOAA National Sea Grant Office and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) work together to offer graduate fellowship opportunities in two specialized areas:

  • Marine resource economics

Ph.D. students in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources, can receive two years of funding.

The Fellowship Program generally awards two new PhD 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. The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics meets NOAA’s Healthy Oceans goal of “Marine fisheries, habitats, biodiversity sustained with healthy and productive ecosystems.”

The Fellowships will provide support for up to two years for highly qualified graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in marine resource economics, natural resource economics, or environmental economics.

The expected annual award per Fellow will be $46,000 (federal plus matching funds), which is
funded jointly by NOAA Fisheries and Sea Grant.

Marine Resource Economics Fellowship Details

  • Population and ecosystem dynamics

Population and ecosystem dynamics involve the study of fish populations and marine ecosystems to better assess fishery stock conditions and dynamics. 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.

Candidate projects will focus on at least one of the following: 1) the population dynamics of living marine resources; 2) stock assessment methodologies; 3) marine ecosystem modeling; 4) integrated ecosystem assessments; and 5) ecosystem-based management of marine ecosystems.

Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to National Marine Fisheries Service under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

The expected annual award per Fellow will be $46,000 (federal plus matching funds), jointly funded by NOAA Fisheries and Sea Grant.

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship Details

Eligible Applicants 

Prospective Fellows must be United States citizens. At the time of application, prospective students must be admitted to a PhD degree program at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories, or submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a PhD degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this Fellowship. Applications must come from Sea Grant programs.

Locations

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.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to msgfellowships@umich.edu.

Application Deadline

January 26, 2018. Unofficial copies of transcripts are accepted.

Contacts

Michigan Sea Grant
(734) 763-1437
msgfellowships@umich.edu

NOAA Sea Grant Fellowships
OAR.SG.Fellows@noaa.gov
(301) 734-1067