Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant program office in the state where you earned your degree by January 26, 2024. Each Sea Grant program office may select and forward up to four applications to NOAA for review. In order to increase diversity in the fellowship, Sea Grant may submit one additional application from a candidate who attended a minority serving institution, for a total of five. The fifth nomination spot is reserved solely for minority serving institution candidates.
Intent to Apply
Applicants are required to contact the Sea Grant program in their state/territory at least one month prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of intent to apply.
All eligible applicants, enrolled at a Virginia institution, who are planning to apply, must contact VASG at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate their interest in the fellowship, and discuss the application process.
Application Submission & eSeaGrant
Applications must be submitted online via eSeaGrant. If you plan to apply, we recommend registering for eSeaGrant at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. As outlined in the fellowship announcement, VASG cannot accept late applications. Please allow ample time to submit your application.
All applications must include the following items:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages using 12 point font).
2. Statement of the applicant’s goals with emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the fellowship experience. This should also include how the fellowship can help reach goals that may be difficult to reach without the fellowship opportunity. Include any obstacles that have been overcome to reach this point in your academic career (500 words or less).
3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s principal professor. If no principal professor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant’s academic work may be substituted.
4. Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.
Any additional materials submitted will not be considered in the selection process. If you are selected as a finalist, an additional writing sample will be requested. Please reference the fellowship fact sheet and websites for complete instructions.