Federal Agency Name(s): Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
Funding Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year 2017 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2017-2005039
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): 11.417, Sea Grant Support
Dates: Applications are due to the appropriate State Sea Grant Program . The deadline for application to California Sea Grant is 5 pm Pacific Standard Time, January 27, 2017. The State Sea Grant Program must transmit the application via Grants.gov so that it is received by the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) by 5:00 pm, Eastern Time February 24, 2017. Facsimile transmission and electronic mail submission of applications will not be accepted.
Funding Opportunity Description: The Fellowship Program expects to award at least three new PhD Fellowships in 2017 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species.
Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices.
The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics meets NOAA's Healthy Oceans goal of "Marine fisheries, habitats, biodiversity sustained with healthy and productive ecosystems". The expected annual award per Fellow will be $46,000 (federal plus matching funds), jointly funded by NOAA Fisheries and Sea Grant.
All applications must come through the sponsoring Sea Grant office.
Application Deadline: January 27, 2017.
Please upload an electronic copy of all application items, with required signatures. The electronic version of your application must be submitted as PDFs using the California Sea Grant submission link:
If you have never used this website, you will need to register for an account. You can change the randomly-generated password once you log in successfully into the website.
Please make sure to include your last name in the file names for each section of the proposal (e.g., Smith_budget.pdf or Smith_cv.pdf).
IMPORTANT: To preserve confidentiality, letters of recommendation should be emailed (email@example.com) as attachments or FAXed (858-534-2231) directly to CA Sea Grant. Please note that the letter of commitment from the NMFS mentor does not count towards the three signed letters of recommendation. If the applicants want the proposed NMFS mentor to also provide a letter of recommendation it should be separate from the letter of commitment.
|Required element||Suggested File Name|
|Signed Title Page*
Please convert to PDF before submission.
|Project Summary Form*||2_LastName_Summary.xls|
|Project Proposal (5-page limit)||3_LastName_Proposal.pdf|
Budget and Budget Summary Forms*
|Curriculum Vitae of Applicant||6a_LastName_CV.pdf|
|Curriculum Vitae of Faculty Advisor||6b_LastName_CV.pdf|
|Curriculum Vitae of NMFS Mentor||6c_LastName_CV.pdf|
|Signed Letter of Commitment from NMFS Mentor||7_LastName_CommitLtr.pdf|
|Copies of all Undergraduate and Graduate Student Transcripts||8_LastName_Transcript.pdf|
|Summary of academic training in quantitative methods||9_LastName_training.pdf|
|Education and Career Goals Statement||10_LastName_Goal.pdf|
|Three Signed Letters of Recommendation||11_ LastName_RecLtrs.pdf|
|Proof of acceptance and enrollment/ or provisional acceptance letter in a graduate program in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics or related field of study||12_LastName_AcceptLtr.pdf|
|Data sharing plan (not to exceed two pages) or statement* that "no environmental data will be generated"||13_DataSharingPlan.pdf|