Undergraduate Research Fellowship opportunity for summer 2023

Students in the UConn Dept. of Natural Resources and the Environment conduct wetlands research at Rocky Neck State Park in August 2022.
Students in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment take water samples as part of a wetlands research project at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic. Photo: Jason Sheldon/UConn

Applications due on March 13, 2023.

The Connecticut Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and marine industry professionals.

The program will do so by funding a research fellowship for up to two undergraduate students who represent the social diversity of the communities of Connecticut. Underrepresented minorities and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as well as students of color, indigenous students, U.S. military veterans, members of the LGBTQ community and students with disabilities are encouraged to seek a project mentor with whom to apply for this opportunity.

Up to two fellowships, each with a $5,000 stipend, will be offered this summer to enable selected students to conduct an independent project under the guidance of a project mentor. The application process requires submission of a mentor-proposed natural or social science-based project and a student nomination for the research fellowship. The proposed project must be completed in nine weeks over the summer, and be focused on a coastal, marine or watershed issue relevant to the Connecticut Sea Grant Strategic Plan for 2014-2027, which can be accessed at: https://seagrant.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/1985/2022/12/CTSG.Strategic.Plan_.2024-27.final_.pdf.

Submissions must be  received by 5 pm Monday March 13.

The complete Call and Guidance on how to apply can be found here

A pdf of the Call and Guidance on how to apply can be found here.

Read about previous recipients of the CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowship. 

For more information: see https://seagrant.uconn.edu/funding/fellowships/, or contact:

Dr. Syma A. Ebbin, research coordinator
Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
The University of Connecticut
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340-6048
Tel: (860) 405-9278; Fax: (860) 405-9109
E-mail: syma.ebbin@uconn.edu