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The Student Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA. On this site, you can find information on scholarships, internships, fellowships and post docs, including a brief description of each program, the application deadline, award amount, dates of the opportunity, contact e-mail address and a link to the website.

 

 

  1. All Opportunities
  2. Scholarships
  3. Internships
  4. Fellowships
  5. Post Doc Opportunities

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Climate-focused postdoctoral research opportunities are also available through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

Type of Award: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://vsp.ucar.edu/cgc

National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

The next generation of coral reef managers can once again get hands-on training to prepare them for successful careers through the National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program. The program will create seven two-year positions at institutions in coral reef states and territories. Each position has its own distinct work plan, responding to the specific coral reef management needs of each coral reef jurisdiction. F

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Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level:  Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in marine environmental sciences, or a related field, and some professional experience related to their educational history.

Geographic Focus: The program will create seven two-year positions at institutions in the following coral reef states and territories: Florida, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Length of Opportunity: Two Years

Award: Varies based on location

Email: coral.fellowship@noaa.gov

Website: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/news/featuredstories/jun15/fellowship.html

NOAA-Northern Gulf Institute Diversity Internship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) Diversity Internship Program provides an exciting scientific educational opportunity for undergraduate and early-stage graduate students. These internships provide career exploration in a variety of fields studied by NOAA and NGI scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, ecosystem management, marine technol

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Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Northern Gulf of Mexico

Length of Opportunity: 10 week internship

Award: Interns will receive a competitive stipend to help cover living expenses. However, obtaining housing at the internship workplace is the responsibility of the intern and not the program. Academic credi MOREexpand button

Email: samuel.clardy@usm.edu

Website: http://gcrl.usm.edu/mec/internship.program.php

NOAA and National Research Council (NRC)

A variety of postdoctoral research opportunities are available at NOAA through the Research Associateship Program and the National Research Council (NRC). Please visit the NRC website for more information.

Type of Award: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/opportunity/Opportunities.aspx?LabCode=26

John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.> MOREexpand button

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Washington, D.C.

Length of Opportunity: One Year

Award: $45,000 for stipend and living expenses, $9,000 to cover health insurance, moving expenses, academic degree-related activities, and fellowship-related activities.

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship.aspx

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to: 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA. Eligibility R

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Length of Opportunity: Two Years

Award: (2015 program) Scholarship - A max. of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other academic expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and are MOREexpand button

Email: studentscholarshipprograms@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html

Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The goal of this program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in the targeted areas integral to NOAA’s mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore or junior year (in a 5 year program), attend Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental science disciplines. Eli

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Length of Opportunity: Two Years

Award: Scholarship - A maximum of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other allowable expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and conduct inter MOREexpand button

Email: epp.usp@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly by women and members of minority groups.

Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Length of Opportunity: Master’s students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years.

Award: Annual support of up to $42,000 per student (stipend of $30,000 and education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Email: fosterscholars@noaa.gov

Website: http://fosterscholars.noaa.gov/

There are 8 opportunities available.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly by women and members of minority groups.

Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Award: Annual support of up to $42,000 per student (stipend of $30,000 and education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility.

Email: fosterscholars@noaa.gov

Website: http://fosterscholars.noaa.gov/

Educational Partnership Program (EPP) Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The goal of this program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in the targeted areas integral to NOAA’s mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore or junior year (in a 5 year program), attend Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or environmental science disciplines. Eli

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Award: Scholarship - A maximum of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other allowable expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and conduct inter MOREexpand button

Email: epp.usp@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The purpose of the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program is to: 1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; 2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; 3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA. Eligibility R

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Type of Award: Scholarship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Nationwide

Award: (2015 program) Scholarship - A max. of $9,500 per academic year is provided to each scholar to cover the cost of tuition, fees and other academic expenses. Summer Internships - Scholars select and are MOREexpand button

Email: studentscholarshipprograms@noaa.gov

Website: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html

There are 3 scholarships available.

 

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NOAA-Northern Gulf Institute Diversity Internship

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Northern Gulf Institute (NGI) Diversity Internship Program provides an exciting scientific educational opportunity for undergraduate and early-stage graduate students. These internships provide career exploration in a variety of fields studied by NOAA and NGI scientists including coastal science, fisheries management, climate change, ecosystem management, marine technol

MOREexpand button

Type of Award: Internship

Grade Level: Undergraduate

Geographic Focus: Northern Gulf of Mexico

Award: Interns will receive a competitive stipend to help cover living expenses. However, obtaining housing at the internship workplace is the responsibility of the intern and not the program. Academic credi MOREexpand button

Contact Person: Sam Clardy

Phone: 228-818-8885

Email: samuel.clardy@usm.edu

Website: http://gcrl.usm.edu/mec/internship.program.php

There are 1 internships available.

John A Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.> MOREexpand button

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level: Graduate

Geographic Focus: Washington, D.C.

Award: $45,000 for stipend and living expenses, $9,000 to cover health insurance, moving expenses, academic degree-related activities, and fellowship-related activities.

Email: oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov

Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship.aspx

National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program

The next generation of coral reef managers can once again get hands-on training to prepare them for successful careers through the National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program. The program will create seven two-year positions at institutions in coral reef states and territories. Each position has its own distinct work plan, responding to the specific coral reef management needs of each coral reef jurisdiction. F

MOREexpand button

Type of Award: Fellowship

Grade Level:  Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in marine environmental sciences, or a related field, and some professional experience related to their educational history.

Geographic Focus: The program will create seven two-year positions at institutions in the following coral reef states and territories: Florida, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Award: Varies based on location

Email: coral.fellowship@noaa.gov

Website: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/news/featuredstories/jun15/fellowship.html

There are 2 fellowships available.

NOAA and National Research Council (NRC)

A variety of postdoctoral research opportunities are available at NOAA through the Research Associateship Program and the National Research Council (NRC). Please visit the NRC website for more information.

Type: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/opportunity/Opportunities.aspx?LabCode=26

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)

Climate-focused postdoctoral research opportunities are also available through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

Type: Post Doc Opportunities

Website: http://vsp.ucar.edu/cgc

There are 2 special opportunities available.