NMFS Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
Closes at: 4:00 PM Eastern on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Applications are now being accepted for the NMFS – Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics.
The Graduate Fellowship Program awards at least two new PhD fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks, and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories. The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics meets NOAA’s Mission goal of “Protect, Restore and Manage the Use of Coastal and Ocean Resources Through Ecosystem-Based Management”.
In 2014 the Graduate Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics is broadened to Population and Ecosystem Dynamics. This is to ensure that fellows conduct broadly-scoped ecosystem assessments, implement ecosystem-based management, and evaluate system-level considerations of living marine resources as well as conduct assessments of various stocks. The intent of this expanded fellowship is to fund students who are interested in careers related to 1) modeling of marine ecosystem dynamics, with a focus on systems and system-level properties of living marine resources, 2) the development of ecosystem-level advice to support ecosystem-based management, and 3) population dynamics/stock assessments. As both ecosystem and population dynamics rely heavily on quantitative marine ecology methods and skills, this announcement reflects that underlying commonality.
Graduate students at New York institutions should submit through the New York Sea Grant program. Please follow all instructions as conveyed in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement from Grants.Gov: 2014 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics.
For interested parties submitting through New York Sea Grant:
- Click “Apply Now” below.
- On the application and file submission form:
Under “Applicant” provide all required “contact information.” Select “Fellowship Application” from the drop down list. Provide a title. Browse and upload your application file then click the submit application button
Note: be sure your application includes all nine required parts as detailed in the Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity. Because of the “signed” letters and transcripts that are required with this application, we suggest that you scan these documents and combine with the other required documents as one PDF document, and then upload one complete file. If necessary letters of recommendation can be submitted through this form separately by letter writers by selecting “Letter of Recommendation” from the drop down list. They must provide their contact information on the form. For title they should use their last name followed by “letter of recommendation for” followed by your name.