NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Fellowship dates: August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2019


Coastal Management Fellows work for two years with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and 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.

Coastal Management Fellowship

Matching state coastal management programs with future coastal managers


The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Timeline for 2018-2020 Program
Friday, October 13, 2017 Proposals due from states
Monday, November 13, 2017 Projects selected
Friday, January 19, 2018 Applications due from candidates
Friday, February 16, 2018 Endorsements due from Sea Grant
Friday, March 16, 2018 Finalists selected
Monday-Friday, April 23-27, 2018 Matching workshop
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Fellowship begins

For further information please contact:

Margaret Allen , Fellowship Coordinator
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405
Tel: (843) 740-1273