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NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest. Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.

About the Fellowship

The NMFS – Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Sea Grant and NMFS, with required institutional matching funds, expect to support at least two new Fisheries Fellows in both Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics.

Fisheries Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors.


The Fisheries Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens who are graduate students enrolled in Ph.D. degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories.

How to Apply

Applicants should closely review the National Sea Grant Office Fisheries Fellowship page and apply to the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium.

Questions regarding all opportunities should be directed to Susannah Sheldon, Research and Fellowships Manager, at (843) 953-2083 or Susannah.Sheldon@scseagrant.org.