Graduate Research Fellowship

December 9, 2013

VIDEO: Coastal and Marine Fellowships from Virginia Sea Grant

Virginia Sea Grant offers many different types of funding for graduate students and post-grads researching issues relevant to coastal Virginia.
August 20, 2013

Fellowship Grants Get Science Out of the Lab (Part 2)

Virginia Sea Grant Fellows Mark Stratton and Ryan Schloesser are conducting research about fish populations. With the support of his Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship, he’ll be able to share that knowledge with fisheries managers who need it.
August 15, 2013

Fellowship Grants Get Science Out of the Lab (Part 1)

Billur Celebi is studying how changing CO2 concentrations and temperatures will affect eelgrass in Virginia’s coastal waters. For the outreach portion of her project, she teamed up with Chris Witherspoon and Jovonne Vrechek of the Virginia Aquarium to develop educational programming about seagrass and ecosystem health for Aquarium guests and student programs.
June 21, 2013
Seagrass. ©Stephanie Chavez

Seagrass Research: Notes From The Field

VASG-funded seagrass researchers on the Eastern Shore are studying the effects of climate change on submerged aquatic vegetation.
January 29, 2013
VIMS Ph.D. student and 2012 VASG Graduate Research Fellow Anna Murphy (right) presents her research on the Impacts of Mercenaria mercenaria (hard clam) Aquaculture on Benthic Metabolism and Nutrient Fluxes in a Shallow Coastal System. ©Erin Kelly/VIMS

VIMS researchers share findings at Sea Grant Symposium

Students, staff, and faculty from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science took part in Virginia Sea Grant’s 4th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium last week, sharing their efforts to protect and restore coastal Virginia during a daylong event at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.
January 29, 2013
VASG Director Troy Hartley helps keynote speaker Jenifer alonzo demonstrate an ice-breaking exercise for the audience. ©VASG Communications Interns

Symposium Attendees Get out of Their Comfort Zones to Find Connections

Virginia Sea Grant's fourth annual Project Participants' Symposium featured presentations by students, researchers, and extension staff and a keynote from theater professor Jenifer Alonzo.
January 8, 2013

2013 Project Participants’ Symposium

The Virginia Sea Grant 4th Annual Project Participants’ Symposium will take place on January 24, 2013.
November 30, 2012
Photo collage created by Kim Holzer depicting her work on invasive species as a Knauss Fellow at the US Fish and Wildlife Service. ©Kim Holzer

Fellowship Opportunities

Virginia Sea Grant currently has four great fellowships available for current and finishing graduate students. Check them out and submit your application today!
June 12, 2012
Christopher Newport University student Lauren Davis carries minnow traps at the Virginia Zoo. Davis is working with professor Jessica Thompson to investigate the effects of fringe marsh width on mummichogs to help managers design more effective marsh conservation strategies. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Research Ready

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) supports research efforts in a wide range of disciplines—from ecology to oceanography and from animal health to social science—all providing benefits to Virginia’s coastal environments and communities. VASG offers funding opportunities for graduate student projects, preliminary and pilot research, and larger-scale studies.
June 12, 2012
Atlantic moonfish (Selene setapinnis) with their stomachs dissected for VASG Graduate Research Fellow Mark Stratton’s research on East Coast fish communities. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

VASG Welcomes 2012 Graduate Research Fellows

Virginia Sea Grant has awarded two-year Graduate Research Fellowships to five students at Virginia institutions. The fellowship supports Ph.D. students engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the VASG strategic plan. The program emphasizes communication skills, and fellows work with outreach or end-user mentors t
February 16, 2012

Speakers Offer Tips on Communicating Science

How can scientists get their points across without glossing over or distorting the precious data that took so long to collect? This topic has been up for discussion year after year, and for good reason—it remains a major challenge.
February 14, 2012
Diagram created by keynote speaker and graphic facilitator Julie Stuart during the Symposium session on VASG Extension work. ©Julie Stuart/Making Ideas Visible

2012 Symposium Brings Together Sea Grant Partners

The annual Project Participants’ Symposium enables VASG partners to network and learn while helping to plan the future of VASG. About 100 researchers, students, and other partners gathered in Richmond for the Symposium, which was followed by the annual Seafood & Wine Reception.
December 14, 2011

2012 Project Participants’ Symposium Agenda

The Project Participants' Symposium is open to all individuals whose work affects coastal Virginia and who have worked directly with Virginia Sea Grant through our research, extension, education, or communication activities or other partnering. The Symposium offers opportunities to learn about VASG projects and network with fellow project participants. As an attendee of the Symposium, you are also invited to the Annual Seafood & Wine Reception which is attended by leading state and federal policy

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