Friday, February 12, 2016



The NOAA Fisheries/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. Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries, with required institutional matching funds, expect to support at least two new Fisheries Fellows in both Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics in FY 2015.  Fisheries Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors. Applicants should contact a local state Sea Grant program for application assistance. You’ll be asked to provide the program with the needed application material (see the appropriate Federal Funding Opportunity for details) and let the program submit the application to the Federal grant system.

  • Students should submit applications to a Sea Grant Program and not submit information directly into
  • Student applications are due to Sea Grant Programs by 5:00 pm, Eastern Time January 29, 2016.  
  • Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign Nationals are not eligible.
  • Sea Grant Programs must transmit the application via by 5:00 pm, Eastern Time February 26, 2016.

  • There are two separate funding numbers for the two portions of this competition.

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Federal Funding Opportunity - NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004722
Marine Resource Economics Federal Funding Opportunity - NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004720 

To obtain the RFP, please visit

For more information, please contact

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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