FY2024 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

The National Sea Grant College Program was enacted by the U. S. Congress in 1966 (amended in 2020, Public Law 116-221) to support leveraged federal and state partnerships that harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems and generate

opportunities in coastal communities.

This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2024 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics.

When an interested student is applying, be sure to specify your project’s focus area in your title page:
either Population and Ecosystem Dynamics (PED), or Marine Resource Economics (MRE).

See Section IV.B, Content and Form of Application, for more information.

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics:
Sea Grant anticipates funding at least four new Ph.D.

fellowships in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics.

The emphasis will be on the research and development of quantitative methods for assessing the status of marine ecosystems; managed fish, invertebrates, and other targeted species; and marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species.

Marine Resource Economics:
Sea Grant anticipates funding at least one new Ph.D.

fellowship in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.

Fellows will work on thesis questions of public interest and relevance to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics meets NOAA's healthy oceans goal of “marine fisheries, habitats, biodiversity sustained with healthy and productive ecosystems.” Application packages may propose up to $62,500 in federal funding plus at least 20% matching ($12,500) funding per year.

These awards will be jointly funded by NMFS and Sea Grant.

These fellowships can provide support for up to three years.

Interested students are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant program in their state/territory at least one month prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of intent to apply.

This document sets out requirements for submitting to NOAA-OAR-SG-2024-2416 2.
Related Programs

Sea Grant Support

Department of Commerce

Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: DOC NOAA - ERA Production

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
The following entities are eligible to submit to this opportunity: Full applications submitted to Grants.gov must come from an eligible Sea Grant program.

Prospective fellows enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program in a state or territory served by a Sea Grant program must submit to that program.

Applications that are not approved and submitted by the student’s state Sea Grant program will not be considered for review.

Interested students in states or territories without a Sea Grant program must submit their applications to the Sea Grant program to which they were referred to by the NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Program Manager listed in section VII.

Those eligible to submit to a Sea Grant Program: 1) Prospective fellows must be United States citizens.

2) At the time of application, prospective fellows must be admitted to a Ph.D.

degree program at a U. S. accredited university in the U. S. in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, resource or environmental economics, or a related field such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories.

3) Alternatively, a prospective fellow may submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a Ph.D.

degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this fellowship.

The National Sea Grant College Program champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by recruiting, retaining, and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities.

Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication, and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives, and ways of thinking.

We encourage Sea Grant program applications to reflect diverse participation with regards to age, race, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, income, and socioeconomic status.

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