2016-2019 Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship

Deadline: November 13, 2015

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) is pleased to announce the availability of graduate research fellowships for the 2016-2019 academic years (June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2019). The fellowship is open to graduate students at any Virginia academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research in any discipline relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan.  In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities throughout its duration, focusing on science communication, science-to-management process, and other Sea Grant activities and mission priorities. VASG advances the resilience and sustainability of Virginia’s coastal and marine ecosystems and the communities that depend upon them. As a broker of scientific information, VASG works with resource managers, businesses, communities, and other stakeholders to provide and apply the best science available.  Please see attached announcement for details.  This information can also be found at: http://vaseagrant.vims.edu/category/vasg-grf/.

An information session is scheduled at each of VASG’s partner institutions to provide additional details and answer student questions:

·         Sept. 18: Old Dominion University

·         Sept 24: Virginia Institute of Marine Science

·         Sept 28: Virginia Commonwealth University

·         Sept 30: Virginia Tech

·         Oct 5: George Mason University

·         Oct 9: University of Virginia

VASG will also be releasing announcements for the Knauss Marine Policy, NMFS-Sea Grant Population & Ecosystem Dynamics, NMFS-Sea Grant Marine Resource Economics, and NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship competitions in the fall.