Alaska Sea Grant announces 2017 funding and fellowship opportunities

by Michelle Saport  |   

Alaska Sea Grant announces request for preliminary proposals Preliminary proposal deadline is Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.

Alaska Sea Grant invites pre-proposals for research projects for the 2018-2020 biennium. We seek creative and innovative research proposals in the natural, social, and education sciences that address one of the following focus areas:

  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Resilient Communities and Economies
  • Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development

The request for proposals is available here (PDF, 235 KB). The submission page is available at

For additional information regarding the submittal process, contact Michele Frandsen at or (907) 474-7088.

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Application deadline is Jan. 20, 2017, for fellowships that begin in August 2017.

The Coastal Management Fellowship was established 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 management 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. For more information and application instructions, visit the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship web page.

NOAA Fisheries - National Sea Grant Fellowships Application deadline is Jan. 27, 2017 for fellowships that begin in August 2017.

This fellowship is for Ph.D. students interested in careers related to (1) marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources, or (2) economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Recipients work with a mentor from NOAA Fisheries. For more information on these fellowships, visit the Alaska Sea Grant Fellowships web page.

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Application deadline is Feb. 10, 2017, for fellowships that begin in February 2018.

This unique fellowship is designed for graduate students with an interest in ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes resources and in national policy decisions affecting those resources. Eligible graduate students from any discipline receive a year of paid experience in Washington, D.C., working on ocean issues with U.S. Congressional offices or with an executive branch, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or National Science Foundation. For more information, visit the Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship web page.

Alaska Sea Grant State Policy Fellowship Application deadline is Feb. 24, 2017, for fellowships that begin in July 2017.

The state fellowship program provides a unique professional opportunity for graduate students interested in Alaska's marine resources and policy decision-making. The paid twelve-month fellowship offers on-the-job experience to highly motivated graduate students, who are matched with host state or federal agencies in Alaska. Graduate students close to completing a degree, or with a recently earned degree, are eligible. For more about this fellowship, visit the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship web page.

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