NOAA Digital Coast Fellowships 2016

Virginia Sea Grant is excited to announce that the NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for three Digital Coast Fellowship opportunities in 2016.  This program is modeled after the Coastal Management fellowship program and has a similar mission: to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to Digital Coast Partnership organizations.

Three Digital Coast Partnership organizations will be selected as hosts for these fellowships. Digital Coast Partnership organizations include: American Planning Association, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Coastal States Organization, National Association of Counties, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, National States Geographic Information Council, The Nature Conservancy, and Urban Land Institute.

The fellowship projects and locations of the positions will be announced in mid-April and will be posted at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/digitalcoast/16_fellows.html.  Eligibility requirements and guidance on how to apply can be found at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/digitalcoast.html and on the attached flyer.

For the 2016 fellowship, applicants must complete a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, to be eligible.  A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the partner organizations.  This two-year opportunity starts in August 2016, and offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Application packages must be submitted to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management by Friday, May 6, 2016, at ocm.fellowships@noaa.gov.

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