Every year, the Sea Grant College Program makes possible various competitions and internships to undergraduate and graduate students. We post information about the application process for these opportunities as they become available. Questions regarding all opportunities should be directed to Susannah Sheldon at (843) 953-2078.
John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
The application deadline is February 21, 2017.
Three decades ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program established the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship to provide a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions that affect those resources. Successful applicants will spend one year in a legislative or executive host office in the Washington, DC area. An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program in an accredited U.S. institution as of the application deadline. Competition for these select fellowships is nationwide in scope, and involves a formal application process, screening interviews, and a final selection process of the most qualified candidates.
Recent South Carolina fellows have had placements with the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Office of Senator Daniel. K. Akaka (D-HI), Office of Assistant Administrator for NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA Fisheries, and NOAA Legislative Affairs.
Applicants should closely review the National Sea Grant Office Knauss Fellowship Web page and federal funding opportunity and, following the instructions therein, apply to the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. Please contact Susannah Sheldon at (843) 953-2078 with any questions.
Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship
The application deadline is January 23, 2017
The Kathryn D. Sullivan Earth and Marine Science Fellowship is
designed to increase the number of highly trained earth and marine
scientists and enable graduate students to conduct earth and marine
science research relevant to NASA and NOAA (Sea Grant). This
opportunity is funded jointly through the S.C. Space Grant Consortium
and S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, and administered by the S.C. Space Grant
All applicants must be either full-time graduate students enrolled
in an accredited consortium member institution or a successful applicant
for full-time admission to a Masters or Doctorate program in an
accredited consortium member institution. Applicants must be citizens of
the U.S. An individual accepting this award may not concurrently
receive other Federal fellowships or traineeships. Underrepresented
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to
Please visit the fellowship page
to view the proposal and reporting requirements, online application,
and for further information on Dr. Sullivan. Please contact Susannah Sheldon at (843) 953-2078 with any questions.
Coastal Management Fellowship
The application deadline is January 20, 2017.
NOAA established the Coastal Management Fellowship Program in 1996 to provide professional on-the-job education and training opportunities for post-graduate students in coastal resource management and policy and to provide specific technical assistance for state coastal resource management programs. The program matches highly qualified, recently graduated masters, professional and doctoral degree students with state hosts around the U.S. in state coastal zone management programs. For two years, the recipients work on substantive state-level coastal resource management issues that pertain to federal management policies and regulations.
These fellowships are part of a national competition that requires a formal application, interviews with the local Sea Grant office, and a screening process designed to identify the most qualified candidates.
Please contact Susannah Sheldon at (843) 953-2078 with any questions.
NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program
The application deadline is January 27, 2017
The NMFS - Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Fisheries Fellowship is available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Sea Grant and NMFS, with required institutional matching funds, expect to support at least two new Fisheries Fellows in both Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics. Fisheries Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors.
Applicants should closely review the National Sea Grant Office Fisheries Fellowship Web page and, following the instructions therein, apply to the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium. Please contact Susannah Sheldon at (843) 953-2078 with any questions.