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Funding Opportunities

NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program

Two federal funding opportunities (FFO) are currently open to applicants seeking funding beginning in 2018. Prospective Fellows must be United States citizens. At the time of application, prospective Marine Resource Economics Fellows must be admitted to a Ph.D. degree program in resource or environmental economics at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories, or 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. Applications must come from Sea Grant programs and must be submitted through

FFO for NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship in Marine Resource Economics NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005450

FFO for NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005442


Knauss Fellowship Program

An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2018, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program, that has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The graduate degree must be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories. Applications are due to Sea Grant programs by February 23, 2018. Applications to must come from Sea Grant programs.

FFO link: NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005447

Special Projects Portal

No open projects in the Special Projects portal at this time. Eligible applicants are: Sea Grant Programs (Sea Grant Colleges, Institutions, or Coherent Area Programs), the National Sea Grant Law Center, and the National Sea Grant Library. Individual competition announcements may restrict eligibility to a subset of these applicants.

FFO link: NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005457

For general information on funding opportunities by any of the 33 state Sea Grant programs, visit