When: November 1, 2012 - February 22, 2013
The Graduate Fellowship Program generally awards two new PhD fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories. The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Marine Resource Economics meets NOAA's Mission goal of "Protect, Restore and Manage the Use of Coastal and Ocean Resources Through Ecosystem-Based Management". The award for each fellowship, contingent upon the availability of Federal funds, will be a cooperative agreement in the amount of $38,500 per year for up to two years. The fellowships have an anticipated start date of June 1, 2013.
Prospective Fellows must be United States citizens. At the time of application, prospective Marine Resource Economics Fellows must be admitted to a PhD degree program in natural resource economics or a related field at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories or submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a PhD degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this fellowship. Applications must be submitted by the institution of higher education, which may be any such institution in the United States or its territories.
Applications are due to the appropriate State Sea Grant Program by January 25, 2013. If your state does not have a Sea Grant Program, please check VII, Agency Contacts located in the Full Funding Opportunity and www.seagrant.noaa.gov for information on contacting a Sea Grant Program. The Sea Grant Program must transmit the application via Grants.gov APPLY so that it is received by the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) by 4:00 pm Eastern Time February 22, 2013. The State Sea Grant Programs are encouraged to ask for applications from fellowship applicants a month before the due date to facilitate the entry of non-electronic applications into Grants.gov.
Please pay close attention to the application instructions and materials and allow enough time to complete all requirements.