Fellowships

Sea Grant Fellowships

Fellowship opportunities in marine policy, fisheries, and coastal management are available through the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. Students interested in pursuing one of these fellowships should contact Jennifer Merrill (phone 302-831-8087, email merrillj@UDel.Edu) or Lisa Ridenour (phone 302-831-4100, email lridenou@udel.edu) for more information.

Current Opportunities

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The 2019 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship has now posted to Grants.Gov as funding opportunity NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005447. The Federal Funding Opportunity application package and additional information can be found here.

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Successful applicants will spend one year (February 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020) in a legislative or executive host office in the Washington, DC area. An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2018, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program (in an accredited U.S. institution), that has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions that affect those resources.

Important Information

  • Students should submit applications to Delaware Sea Grant at lridenou@udel.edu or 118A Robinson Hall, Newark DE, and not submit information directly into Grants.Gov.
  • Student applications are due to Delaware Sea Grant by 5:00 pm on February 23, 2018.
  • Additional Fellowship and application information can be found on the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship website (http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/Knauss).

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Merrill or Lisa Ridenour (lridenou@udel.edu) if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity or have any questions.

Upcoming Opportunities

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Program

The 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. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center.

Details concerning this fellowship can be found at: https://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/.

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Merrill (merrillj@udel.edu) or Lisa Ridenour (lridenou@udel.edu)  if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity or have any questions.

National Marine Fisheries Service – Sea Grant Fellowship Programs in Population Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

Fisheries Fellows will work on issues of public interest and relevance to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Internships are housed at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors. Prospective fellows must be United States citizens and at the time of application must be admitted or provisionally accepted to a doctoral degree program.

Please contact Dr. Jennifer Merrill (merrillj@udel.edu) or Lisa Ridenour (lridenou@udel.edu)  if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity or have any questions.

Delaware Sea Grant / Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve Fellowships 

Graduate students studying environmental science, engineering and social science are invited to apply for research fellowships offered in partnership with the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR).

Research should be directed toward at least one of the following DNERR priorities:

  • Understanding the observed and predicted effects of climate change, sea level rise and other human impacts on Delaware’s coastal ecosystems;
  • Quantification of ecosystems services provided by coastal Delaware habitats; or
  • Examination or implementation of wetland restoration techniques for protecting and enhancing resiliency to contaminants, invasive species, nutrient
    loading, coastal storms, etc.

More information and the application are available here.

Page Updated on February 1, 2018