Student Fellowships and Awards
Fellowships for graduate students in marine sciences and policy
Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program
A professional opportunity for soon-to-graduate or recently finished graduate students interested in the science and policy needed to keep our marine resources healthy. Learn more about the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship.
Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
For graduate students interested in national policy decisions affecting coastal and ocean resources. Recipients spend a year in the Washington, DC area in an executive or legislative position, working on substantive national policy issues related to aquatic resources. Applications are due each February for fellowships beginning the following February. Learn more about the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
The Coastal Management Fellowship Program is taking a pause for 2021 and will not be placing a class of fellows this year. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is committed to this fellowship program and looks forward to being up and running again in 2022. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship.
NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program
For PhD students interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources; OR economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows work with a mentor from NOAA Fisheries. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and currently enrolled as a PhD student.
Applications should be submitted to Alaska Sea Grant. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Alaska Sea Grant as early as possible. Applications are due to Alaska Sea Grant in late January. This fellowship can provide support for up to three years. The award provided to each Fellow is for salary (stipend), living expenses, tuition, and travel necessary to carry out the proposed research and to attend the annual Fellows meeting. Learn more about the NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowships.
Fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students
Kathryn E. and John P. Doyle Scholarship
This scholarship supports female graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a degree in science and attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The scholarship was created by John Doyle in honor of his wife Kathryn and the commitment to women in science that they both shared. Doyle was an assistant director of Alaska Sea Grant, after helping establish and lead the Marine Advisory Program at the University of Alaska in the late 1960s. Learn more about the Doyle Scholarship.
Fellowships for undergraduate students
Community-Engaged Internship for Undergraduate Students
Sea Grant programs across the United States are accepting applications for full-time, 10-week paid summer internships for undergraduate students from indigenous or underrepresented communities who are pursuing careers in marine policy, marine science, science communication or other STEM-related field.
The interns, based at a Sea Grant office or at a partner organization, will work under the supervision of Sea Grant mentors or scientists working on Sea Grant-funded projects. They will receive paid job experience as they support Sea Grant’s work to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of marine, coastal and watershed resources. Learn more about the Community-Engaged Internship.
Alaska Marine Science Symposium
The Alaska Marine Science Symposium, Alaska’s premier marine research conference, has brought together scientists, educators, resource managers, students, and interested public for over 20 years to discuss the latest marine research being conducted in Alaska waters. More than 800 people attend this 4-day conference held each January.
Alaska Sea Grant sponsors awards for the best graduate student poster presentations at the master’s and PhD levels.
Other organizations sponsor awards for for the best oral presentation at the master’s and PhD levels and the best high school and undergraduate student posters.