Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship: Lobster

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Application deadline: 15 April 2019

This fellowship is jointly supported by Maine Sea Grant and UMaine’s College of Natural Sciences Forestry and Agriculture.

A one-year graduate research assistantship including stipend, tuition and insurance for a student conducting lobster research. The prospective student must be either already enrolled in or recently accepted by the admissions committee to the School of Marine Sciences Dual Master’s degree program in Marine Science and Policy. Ideally this fellowship will provide a 3rd year to complete the dual degree added to the 2 years traditionally taken for a single Masters degree. The advising faculty member and student must embrace the Sea Grant approach to research, extension, and outreach, and the research area should align with the Maine Sea Grant strategic plan. The advisor must become an affiliated faculty of UMaine’s Lobster Institute.

The financial terms of the one-year fellowship are as follows

Stipend: $23,000
Tuition: up to $5,856
Health Insurance: $2801

Advising faculty are asked to submit:

  1. Name of the prospective student;
  2. Student’s enrollment status (enrolled or entering);
  3. Brief project description (not to exceed 300 words) including a statement of the student’s involvement in research and outreach activities;
  4. Sources of additional support beyond one year. State whether these sources are secured or pending.

Applications will be reviewed jointly by Maine Sea Grant and the Lobster Institute, and be ranked on the basis of alignment with their missions.

Submit questions and applications by email to Kathy Villarreal.