Ph.D. Fellowship Opportunities from NOAA Fisheries NMSF Sea Grant

 

Ph.D. Fellowship Opportunities in Population & Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics

Deadline: January 29, 2016, 5:00pm EST

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of the following NOAA Fisheries (NMFS)-Sea Grant fellowships for Virginia students.  Detailed information is included in the attached Announcements of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) links at the bottom of this post, and more information can be found at:

http://seagrant.noaa.gov/NMFS-SG-Fellowship

Please share this email and attachments broadly with faculty and students that may have an interest in fisheries population and ecosystem assessment, or resource and environmental economics.  Interested students are encouraged to contact Susan Park (spark@vims.edu, 804-684-7436) for assistance with the application process.  Virginia graduate students must submit their application materials to Virginia Sea Grant via email to vsgproposals@vims.edu by the January 29 deadline.  Guidance on application content is contained within the attached FFOs at the bottom of this post.

NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Ph.D. Fellowship

  • Supports Ph.D. students interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics with applications to living marine resources.  Students may be pursuing degrees in quantitative ecology, ecosystem ecology, population dynamics or related fields such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling.
  • The emphasis will be on quantitative marine ecology methods and skills; projects should focus on at least one of the following: (1) population dynamics of living marine resources; (2) stock assessment methodologies; (3) marine ecosystem modeling; (4) integrated ecosystem assessments; and (5) ecosystem-based management of marine ecosystems.
  • Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.
  • At least two new fellowships are expected to be awarded.
  • Fellowships begin August 1, 2016.
  • Support: Up to three years of funding at $38,333 in Federal funds per year; fellows and their advisors must meet a 20% ($7,667/year) match requirement for total funding of $46,000 per year.

NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics Ph.D. Fellowship

  • Supports Ph.D. students interested in careers related to the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.  Students may be pursuing degrees in marine resource economics, natural resource economics, environmental economics, or related fields.
  • Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.
  • Two fellowships are expected to be awarded.
  • Fellowships begin August 1, 2016.
  • Support: Up to two years of funding at $38,333 in Federal funds per year; fellows and their advisors must meet a 20% ($7,667/year) match requirement for total funding of $46,000 per year.

In addition, the following fellowship opportunities are currently open to applications from Virginia graduate students through Virginia Sea Grant:

FFO for Population and Ecosystem Dynamics (PDF, 15 pages)

FFO for Marine Resource Economics (PDF, 13 pages)

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/spring-2020/ and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus