Three Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities: 1) Virginia Commonwealth Coastal/Marine Policy Fellowships Starting June 1, 2017 – Application Deadline January 23, 2017; 2) Nationwide Ph.D. Fellowships – Application Deadline Jan. 27, 2017; 3) 2018 Nationwide Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Starting February 1, 2018 – Application Deadline Feb. 21, 2017 (EXTENDED from Feb. 10)

[The Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC), provided some of the information for this post.  For more in formation about the VWMC, please visit]

Virginia Sea Grant is offering or facilitating three fellowship opportunities for graduate students or post-graduates.

1) 2017 Commonwealth Coastal & Marine Policy Fellowship – Virginia Sea Grant will offer 12-month, paid fellowships starting June 1, 2017.  The deadline to apply is January 23, 2017.  The objective of the Commonwealth Coastal and Marine Policy Fellowship is to provide educational and professional development opportunities for post-graduates interested in Virginia’s coastal and marine resources.  Those eligible for the fellowships are graduate students close to completing their degree (Masters, Ph.D., or J.D.) in a coastal- or marine-related or relevant field at a Virginia university or college; and graduates from a Virginia university or college in the spring semester 2016 or after.  The fellowships will involve on-the-job training with a Virginia host agency along with learning about state-level policy and management processes.  Virginia Sea Grant and its sponsoring partners, the Virginia Environmental Endowment the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, anticipate supporting three fellows for the period starting June 2017.  The fellowship announcement is available online at

2) Ph.D. Fellowship Opportunities in Population & Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resources Economics.  The deadline to apply is January 27, 2017, 5 p.m. EST.  This fellowship, offered in partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Program and NOAA’s Fisheries Office, is available to any U.S. citizen who is a graduate student enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an academic institution in the United States or its territories.  For more information, visit

3) 2018 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.  The deadline to apply is February 21, 2017, 5 p.m. EST (extended from previous Feb. 10 deadline).  This nationwide fellowship is for graduate students with an interest in marine, coastal, or Great Lakes resources and in related national policy.  The fellowship period is for one year, beginning February 1, 2018.  In Virginia, eligible students who may apply via Virginia Sea Grant are anyone (regardless of citizenship) who, as of February 21, 2017, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program in a relevant field at a Virginia institution.  For more information, visit

For more information on these three opportunities:
Samuel J. Lake, Fellowship & Research Program Coordinator
Virginia Sea Grant
P.O. Box 1346, Gloucester Pt., VA 23062
Phone (804) 684-7436
Fax (804) 684-7269

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