Sea Grant/NMFS Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

The NMFS - Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Fisheries Fellowship is available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Fisheries Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS and have summer internships at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors.

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This Opportunity is Currently Closed.

Next Application Deadline: January 2019 (Date TBA)

Please review the materials from the 2018 application process below for additional information. 2019 application materials will be posted on this page as soon as they are available.

2018 Application Materials:
The 2017 NOAA NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Federal Funding Opportunities for both Marine Resource Economics and Population and Ecosystem Dynamics are available via Grants.Gov

Please visit Grants.Gov, click the "Search Grants" tab, and enter the following Funding Opportunity Numbers, or click the links below to view and download the full announcement and submission forms:

NOTE: These applications are submitted directly through, and are not evaluated by the Maine Sea Grant Program prior to submission. Any applicants from the University of Maine System will need to submit applications through the UMaine Office of Research Administration, subject to their timeline. Maine Sea Grant fiscal officer, Lynn Wardwell, is available to help answer budget and budget justification questions during proposal preparation. She is available via email at, or phone at 207-581-1448. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program Manager

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