Maryland Sea Grant Graduate Fellowships

Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG), part of the University System of Maryland, serves as a bridge between scientific expertise and the needs of people who manage, conserve, enjoy, and make their living from the Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest and most productive estuary. Its mission is  to combine scientific research, education, and public outreach. Working with a variety of partners, they act as an “honest broker” to spread science-based, useful, unbiased solutions to a wide audience.

MDSG offers fellowships to graduate students at Maryland-based academic institutions for research in natural resource management and marine policy that allow them to explore their interests and broaden their experience. Former fellows have advanced to careers in academia, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal government agencies.

Past fellowships included:

  • Maryland Sea Grant Research Fellowships for research alongside an established marine scientist.
  • Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Research Fellowships for research on wise use of water resources, stormwater, climate change adaptation, coastal processes studies, resilience from natural hazards, and other related areas.
  • Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships for a one-year paid fellowship in the US Congress or executive branch of government located in the Washington, DC area.
  • Coastal Management Fellowships for a two-year fellowship to provide on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy. 
  • Population Dynamics and Resource Economics for collaborations between the Sea Grant and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service. 

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