NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

The NOAA National Marine Fisheries-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship is for Ph.D. students interested in careers related to (1) population and ecosystem dynamics and stock assessment or (2) marine resource economics.

  • Population and ecosystem dynamics
    The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics anticipates funding at least four new Ph.D. fellowships in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics. The emphasis will be on the research and development of quantitative methods for assessing the status of marine ecosystems; managed fish, invertebrates, and other targeted species; and marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species.

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship Details

  • Marine resource economics
    The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship Program in Marine Resource Economics anticipates funding at least one new Ph.D. fellowship in 2024 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.

Marine Resource Economics Fellowship Details


The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships are available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign Nationals are not eligible.

Length of Fellowship

The fellowship can provide support for up to three years for highly qualified graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, resource or environmental economics, or a related field such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to Georgia Sea Grant by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2024. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Mona Behl, associate director of Georgia Sea Grant, at 706-542-6621 or mbehl@uga.edu to discuss application content and submission.

Additional Resources

More information on the program and links to opportunities


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