Fellowships and Scholarships

Sea Grant sponsors a variety of marine research, outreach and education projects, primarily through the 33 state Sea Grant Programs.

The National Sea Grant office offers several fellowship opportunities for graduate students with an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, including the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. In addition, there are often other federal and state-fellowships in the field of marine science.

Current Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Applications now closed for NOAA Sea Grant Knauss marine policy fellowship

The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship application period is now closed, but Connecticut Sea Grant expects to open a new application cycle in the fall of 2018.

Established in 1979, the Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

The program matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C., area, for a one-year paid fellowship.

When the new cycle opens, Connecticut Sea Grant will accept applications from graduate students for a one-year period. The CTSG program provides $47,500 to each fellow for salary/stipend. An additional $14,000 is available for other allowable expenses, which include: fringe benefits, travel expenses for placement week, health insurance, moving expenses and academic- and fellowship-related travel costs.  For more information please visit the Knauss Fellowship website. Interested students should discuss this fellowship with the Connecticut Sea Grant Director Sylvain De Guise. A copy of the RFP can be obtained here.

Additional information can also be obtained by contacting the National Sea Grant Office at: OARS.SG.Fellows@noaa.gov. Those intending to apply should call the director as early as possible in the application process.

Please check back in October 2018 for information about the new cycle of applications.

View the 2018 Knauss Fellowship Fact Sheet.

Please contact Dr. Syma Ebbin at the CTSG office, by email or at (860) 405-9278, for additional information.

Application period for two NMFS fellowships now closed

The 2018 application submission periods for the National Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics and the NMFS Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics are now closed. Please check back in the fall of 2018 for the announcements about the new round of fellowships.

View the 2018 National Marine Fisheries Service fellowships Fact Sheet. For information, contact the Connecticut Sea Grant Research Coordinator, Dr. Syma Ebbin.

Applications closed for NOAA scholarships for oceanic and atmospheric science students 

The application period for the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship is now closed.

Please check back in the fall of 2018 for an announcement about the new round of scholarships.

For information, visit: NOAA Undergraduate Scholarships. Or follow #NOAAScholars via NOAA Education social media:  FacebookInstagram & Twitter. For inquiries, please contact: StudentScholarshipPrograms@noaa.gov.

Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships applications closed

The application period for the 2018 Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship, a program that provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management for postgraduate students, is now closed.

Please check back in the fall of 2018 for an announcement about the new round of fellowships. For information about the program, click here.