Fellowships

Last Updated: October 20th, 2021

Check out all NOAA student opportunities and Sea Grant Student Fellowships!

Regional Integrated Science and Assessments (RISA) FY2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • Letters of Intent Deadline: October 19, 2021
  • Full Application Deadline: January 11, 2022

Funding Availability:

  • RISA teams in currently covered regions- proposals can request up to $1,000,000/year for core RISA work. For a total of $5,000,000 over 5 years. For proposals including a small-grants component, applicants can propose up to an additional $180,000 total to support the competition. It is anticipated that up to one full RISA team will be funded per region.
  • RISA teams in new regions, proposals can request up to $1,000,000/year for core RISA work. For a total of $5,000,000 over five years. For proposals including a small-grants component, applicants can propose up to an additional $180,000 total to support the competition. It is anticipated that up to one full RISA team will be funded per region.
  • Collaborative Planning Activities will be at a funding level of up to $100,000 total per award. It is anticipated that 4-6 awards will be made.
  • Research on Complex Fiscal Pathways for Climate Adaptation in Rural Areas Across the U.S. will be at a funding level of up to $150,000 per award. It is anticipated that 4-6 awards will be made.
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Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship
  • fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. 
  • deadline to apply is February 18th 2022
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National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s (NERR) Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship (Davidson Fellowship) 
  • Applications are due December 10, 2021
  • The goals of the Davidson Fellowship are to build the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth.
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Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowships for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System
  • All Davidson Fellowship projects must be conducted in coordination with a research reserve, specified in the application, and designed to address one of the reserve’s priority management questions. Approaches to these questions may be from a variety of disciplines spanning the range of natural and social sciences; cross-discipline approaches are encouraged
  • One fellow will be selected for each of the 29 reserves for a two-year duration
  • To be eligible, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of U.S. states or territories, and admitted to or enrolled full-time in a master's or doctoral program at a U.S. accredited university. Minority students are encouraged to apply.
  • Additional information about the fellowship may be found at https://coast.noaa.gov/nerrs/research/davidson-fellowship.html 
  • For application description and details download the announcement at: