NMFS-Sea Grant Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Ph.D. Fellowship
The NOAA Fisheries (NMFS)-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics supports Ph.D. students who are interested in careers related to marine population and ecosystem dynamics with applications to living marine resources. The fellowship emphasizes quantitative marine ecology methods and skills. Candidate projects will focus on at least one of the following: 1) the population dynamics of living marine resources; 2) stock assessment methodologies; 3) marine ecosystem modeling; 4) integrated ecosystem assessments; and 5) ecosystem-based management of marine ecosystems.
The goals of the program are to 1) encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in population and ecosystem dynamics related to living marine resources; 2) increase available expertise related to quantitative ecology for systems of living marine resources; 3) foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NMFS; and 4) provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development.
The Fellowships can provide support for up to three years for highly qualified graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, ecosystem ecology, population dynamics or related fields of study such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling. Each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentor) from NMFS who may provide data for the Fellow's thesis, serve on the Fellow's committee, and host an annual summer internship at the participating NMFS facility. Mentors will be from participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.
- Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO, Population and Ecosystem Dynamics) for additional details.
- Additional application information can be found on the NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowship website:
- A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page has been added to the NOAA Fisheries-Sea Grant Fellowship website:
The deadline for applications is 5:00pm EST on January 27, 2017. Virginia graduate students must submit their application materials to Virginia Sea Grant via eSeaGrant (http://vaseagrant.ecsion.com) by the January 27 deadline. Guidance on application content is included in the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). Instructions related to uploading your application to eSeaGrant can be found above and on the eSeaGrant website.
The format of this application follows the guidelines for research proposals to NOAA, and thus may be somewhat unfamiliar to students. All potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Sam Lake (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-684-7436) for additional guidance through the application process.