Coastal Management Fellowships
NOAA Coastal Services Center
These two-year fellowships, currently available for August 2013 through 2015, were established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. 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 (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. Fellowships offer a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.
Any student who will complete a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2012, and July 31, 2013, is eligible. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.
The current salary is $34,000 per year. In the second year of the fellowship, a locality pay factor may be added to the salary, depending on the location of the fellowship.
How To Apply
The tentative application deadline for submitting fellowships to the Maryland Sea Grant office is by 5:00 p.m. (EST) January 25, 2013.
All applications must include:
- Resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages using 12 point font).
- Statement of the applicant's goals with emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the fellowship experience (500 words or less).
- Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant's principal professor. If no principal professor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant's academic work may be substituted.
- Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.
An interview with Dr. Fredrika Moser, Director, Maryland Sea Grant, during the first three weeks in February is required for all applicants. Maryland Sea Grant will contact the applicants to schedule an interview at the end of January/beginning of February.
Maryland Sea Grant Contact
Dr. Michael Allen, Research and Education Coordinator
Maryland Sea Grant College
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 300
College Park, Maryland 20740
phone (301) 405-7500
For More Information
To find out more about this fellowship, visit the Coastal Service Center website.
Coastal Management Fellowship Announcement (pdf)
Coastal Management Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)