NOAA Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships

The NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 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. Similarly, in 2012, the NOAA Digital Coast Fellowship was established to provide additional on-the-job education and training opportunities with a focus on technical assistance to help advance the goals of the Digital Coast and its partner organizations.

Placement for the Coastal Management Fellowship positions is fully integrated into the placement process with the Digital Coast Fellowship positions. Candidates apply to the Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowship program as a whole, and selected candidates will be eligible to interview with both the state coastal programs and the Digital Coast partnership organizations at the fellowship matching workshop.

These two-year opportunities offer a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement. The current salary is $42,000 per year. In the second year, a locality pay factor may be added to the salary, depending on the location of the fellowship.

Find more information about both opportunities, including a list of 2024-2026 projects, here: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/ 


Any U.S. citizen who will complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between August 1, 2022, and July 31, 2024, is eligible to apply for the Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellowships.

How to Apply

A full list of application materials and additional information on eligibility can be found online at https://www.coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/process.html

Applications must be submitted to Georgia Sea Grant by 5 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2024, via its online submission system, eSeaGrant, that can be accessed using the following link http://eseagrant.uga.edu

Instructions for applying using eSeaGrant are available here.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to contact Mona Behl, associate director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, at 706-542-6621 or mbehl@uga.edu to discuss application content and submission.

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