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January 8, 2018   Columns Articles | Outreach News | Georgia Sea Grant seeks applications for three fellowships

Georgia Sea Grant seeks applications for three fellowships

January 8, 2018
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Georgia Sea Grant is taking applications from graduate students for the Coastal Management Fellowship, the National Marine Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship and the Knauss Marine Policy
Fellowship.

The fellowships offer professional development opportunities for students who are interested in working on coastal resource management and conservation, marine ecosystems and population dynamics, or national marine policy issues. The fellowship opportunities are:

• Coastal Management Fellowship. The 2018-2020 Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management. The fellowship period begins Aug. 1.

Applications must be submitted to Georgia Sea Grant by 5 p.m. on Jan. 19. A full list of application materials and additional information on eligibility can be found online at http://gacoast.uga.edu/education/college-students/coastal-management-fellowship/.

• National Marine Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship. The National Marine Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship is for doctoral candidates interested in careers related to (1) marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources or (2) economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to National Marine Fisheries Service under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.

Applications must be submitted to Georgia Sea Grant by 5 p.m. on Jan. 26. A full list of application materials and additional information on eligibility can be found online at http://gacoast.uga.edu/education/college-students/noaa-fisheriessea-grant-joint-graduate-fellowship-program/.

• Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship places graduate students for a year in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C.
The fellowship provides a unique educational experience in the policies and processes of the federal government to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting these resources. The fellowship period begins Feb. 1, 2019, and ends on Jan. 31, 2020.

Applications must be submitted to Georgia Sea Grant by 5 p.m. on Feb. 23.

A full list of application materials and additional information on eligibility can be found online at http://gacoast.uga.edu/education/college-students/knauss-fellowship/.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Mona Behl, associate director of Georgia Sea Grant, at 706-542-6621 or mbehl@uga.edu to discuss application content and submission.

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