NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Fellowship

Note: The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship application period is closed. Applications for the 2019 fellowship are expected to open in November 2018.

Fellowship Description

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics supports Ph.D. students who are interested in careers related to the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

The overall goals of the program are to:

  • Encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in marine resource economics
  • Increase available expertise related to the economic analysis of living marine resource conservation and management decisions
  • Foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NMFS
  • Provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development

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. Each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentor) from NMFS who may provide data for the Fellow's thesis, serve on the Fellow's committee, and host an annual summer internship at the participating NMFS facility. Mentors will be from participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices. Fellows may work, as necessary, at the participating NMFS facility during some or all of the academic year at the mutual discretion of mentor, faculty adviser, and Fellow.

Please contact Lisa Ridenour (lridenou@udel.edu) if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity or have any questions. Prospective fellows must be United States citizens and at the time of application must be admitted or provisionally accepted to a doctoral degree program.