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Coastal Management Fellowship

The Coastal Management Fellowship Program is taking a pause for 2021 and will not be placing a class of fellows this year. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is committed to this fellowship program and we look forward to being up and running again in 2022. If you have questions, please contact

About the Fellowship

NOAA established the Coastal Management Fellowship Program in 1996 to provide professional on-the-job education and training opportunities for post-graduate students in coastal resource management and policy and to provide specific technical assistance for state coastal resource management programs.

The program matches highly qualified, recently graduated masters, professional and doctoral degree students with state hosts around the U.S. in state coastal zone management programs. For two years, the recipients work on substantive state-level coastal resource management issues that pertain to federal management policies and regulations.

How to Apply

These fellowships are part of a national competition that requires a formal application, interviews with the local Sea Grant office, and a screening process designed to identify the most qualified candidates.

For more information and assistance, contact Susannah Sheldon, Research and Fellowships Manager, at (843) 953-2083 or