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Graduate Fellowships- University of Delaware

Organization: Marine Policy Program, School of Marine Sciences and Policy, University of Delaware, USA

Position Title: Graduate Fellowships in Fisheries Economics, Offshore Wind Energy and Risk Analysis

Location: University of Delaware

Hours and Compensation: Fellowships include tuition waiver and a stipend of up to two years. Twelve-month stipends are approximately $25,000 for Ph.D. students and slightly less for master’s students. Depending on individual circumstance, a 9-month stipend can be considered.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, so early application is encouraged.

 

 

Organization Overview

The Marine Policy Program, www.ceoe.udel.edu/schools-departments/school-of-marine-science-and-policy/marine-policyprepares students for successful careers in government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.  Ongoing research in the Marine Policy Program addresses various aspect of marine affairs, including:  renewable energy development, particularly offshore wind (www.ceoe.udel.edu/windpower); fisheries management; domestic and international marine law and policy; marine spatial planning; beach tourism; maritime transportation; protection of marine fauna and flora, environmental and natural resource economics, management of the U.S. exclusive economic zone, and coastal zone management.   The Marine Policy program admits Master’s and Ph.D. students for the Spring (February) and Fall terms.  Interested applicants should visit www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-prospective-graduate-studentsWhen applying, please indicate in your personal statement, which fellowship(s) you are interested in, explaining why, and if you are interested in more than one, any preference(s) you may have.

Description

Three research assistantships are available beginning February 1, 2014, from the Marine Policy Program, School of Marine Sciences and Policy, University of Delaware, for qualified student-applicants interested in policy-focused research related to (a) the economics of eco-system based fisheries management;  (b) social dimensions of offshore wind power; and (c) integrated risk analysis in the offshore wind power sphere.

Qualifications

Fisheries: Background in population ecology and/or economics

Social Dimensions:  Background in economics or statistics and/or survey sampling

Risk Assessment: Background in risk and uncertainty analyses, risk management, stakeholder analysis, and/or ecological risk assessment

How to Apply

Interested applicants should visit www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/for-prospective-graduate-studentsWhen applying, please indicate in your personal statement, which fellowship(s) you are interested in, explaining why, and if you are interested in more than one, any preference(s) you may have.

Contact

For further information on the Fisheries Economics RA contact, Sunny Jardine, jardine@udel.edu; on the Social Dimensions RA, contact Jeremy Firestone, jf@udel.edu; on the Risk Analysis RA, Bonnie Ram, bram@udel.edu.

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