Washington Sea Grant is excited to announce several fellowship opportunities for graduate students and recent graduates in the upcoming academic year. Please pass along the following invitation to interested individuals in your department.  For students not at the UW Campus in Seattle, we will host a webinar; details on how to connect can be found below.



Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Information Sessions


Tuesday, November 28: 12:30 – 1:30pm, Allen Library Auditorium


Wednesday, November 29: 12:30 – 1:30pm, FSH 203


Please join Washington Sea Grant to learn about fellowship opportunities available to graduate students this coming year. The session will provide an overview of current fellowship programs and answer any questions about Sea Grant fellowships and how to apply.


**For students unable to attend the information sessions in person, we will host a webinar during the meeting on November 29th. To join, please visit https://washington.zoom.us/j/8626562713 or dial 1-669-900-6833.**


2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship:  The fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in national policies affecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. The fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with host offices in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship. Eligible applicants include current graduate students and those graduating in June of 2018. Applications will be due in February of 2018. More information can be found here.


2018-2019 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship: Fellows are teamed with mentors in government agencies or nongovernmental organizations to work on ocean and coastal science and management issues specific to Washington State. The one-year paid fellowship provides graduate students with hands-on experience with ocean and coastal policy processes within the state. Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or will graduate in 2018 are eligible, and applications should be due in Spring 2018. More information is available here.


2018-2020 Sea Grant/NOAA Fisheries Graduate Fellowship: This program provides PhD students with two to three years of funding for research on marine resource economics or population and ecosystem dynamics. Fellows partner with their graduate advisors and a National Marine Fisheries Service scientist to conduct their research. Eligible students must be admitted to a relevant PhD program at the time of application. Applications will be due in late winter 2018. More information can be found here.


2018-2020 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship: Fellows work for two years with state coastal zone programs on projects selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. In a mutually beneficial arrangement, each fellow receives on-the-job training in coastal management and policy and, in return, the coastal resources program gets technical assistance from students well versed in the latest advances in coastal resource science and policy. This fellowship is open to graduate students who will have completed their degree program between January 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018. More information can be found here.


Washington Sea Grant Science Communication Fellowship: Fellows work for two academic quarters on a range of communications projects, from writing articles for publication to developing web content. Fellows are given the opportunity to develop their portfolios as writers and communicators, building bridges between scientific information and public understanding. Fellows work an average of 10 hours/week and receive a $3,000 stipend. This fellowship is open to graduate students and upper level undergraduate students. More information can be found here.


Washington Sea Grant Research Fellowship: This new fellowship is available to graduate students working toward an advanced degree in a marine or coastal science-related discipline as part of a Washington Sea Grant competitive research project. The fellowship will offer up to eight quarters of a graduate student stipend over the duration of a two-year project. Application for a fellowship position must be included as part of a principal investigator’s submission to the WSG Request for Proposals. The next RFP will be released in January 2019 for projects funded from February 2020 through January 2022.


About WSG: Housed within the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, Washington Sea Grant is a leader in marine research, outreach, and education, working on issues as diverse as salmon conservation, tsunami preparedness, small oil spills, and ocean acidification.  Washington Sea Grant is one of 33 Sea Grant programs across the country, administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


If you are unable to attend either of these information sessions and would like more information about our fellowships, or if you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Kralj at sgfellow@uw.edu or 206-616-5718.