Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowship

The overall goal of the Ocean Acidification Graduate Research Fellowship is to develop ocean acidification researchers for the Mid-Atlantic region to respond rapidly to the anticipated acidification in the region's oceanic, coastal, and estuarine waters. The fellowship will support exceptional graduate students who are engaged in education and research that furthers the goals of the Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Program and NOAA Ocean Acidification Program. Fellows should focus on improving understanding of the potential consequences of acidification for coastal ecosystems and communities and on transferring knowledge to relevant stakeholders through outreach and extension. Projects may encompass natural and/or social science research topics.

The fellowship for the two-year period covering the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years is open to full-time graduate students at any academic institution in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to regional ocean, coastal, and estuarine acidification. In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities throughout its duration focusing on science communication, coastal and marine management, community outreach, and other Sea Grant and Ocean Acidification Program activities and mission priorities. The Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Programs in partnership with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program are accepting proposals until 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 13, 2018. Proposal instructions and submission procedures can be found on the eSeaGrant website hosted by Virginia Sea Grant.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Delaware Sea Grant Acting Director, Edward Lewandowski (edlew@udel.edu or 302-645-4253) to express their initial interest in submitting an application.

All Delaware applicants must contact Lori Hans (lhans@udel.edu or 302-831-8283) to seek guidance/assistance with creating their budgets, and submitting their proposal through UD’s Sponsored Programs Office which is required 3 business days prior to the sponsor deadline of 4/13/18, and prior to submitting the proposal through e-SeaGrant.