NMFS-Sea Grant Fellows (Pop Dyn & Marine Economics)

Fellowship Type: Research

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship

The Graduate Fellowship Program awards at least two new PhD fellowships each year 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 NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories.

Marine Resource Economics Fellowship

The Graduate Fellowship Program generally awards two new Ph.D. 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.

At least two fellowships of each type are awarded nationally each year.


If you are a graduate student:

RFA for 2017 Marine Resource Economics Fellowship

RFA for 2017 Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship

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OVERVIEW

In 1999 NOAA National Sea Grant Office and NOAA Fisheries established a graduate fellowship program in two specialized areas.

  • Population and Ecosystem Dynamics: For Ph.D. students interested in the population and ecosystem dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. 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 NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories. Up to three years of funding.

  • Marine Resource Economics: For Ph.D. students interested in marine resource economics, concentrating on 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. Up to two years of funding.

Program Goals

The main goals of the program are to:

  • Encourage qualified applicants to pursue careers in either population dynamics and stock assessment or in marine resource economics.
  • Increase available expertise related to these disciplines.
  • Foster closer relationships between academic scientists and NOAA Fisheries.
  • Provide real-world experience to graduate students and accelerate their career development.

To help achieve these goals, each fellow will be required to work closely with a mentor from NOAA Fisheries who will serve on the fellow’s graduate committee. The mentor may also provide access to research data sources and to working/laboratory space in a NOAA Fisheries research facility and/or research vessel, if appropriate.