WSG is in the process of compiling a directory of additional opportunities to assist undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scholars in gaining first-hand experience in marine science and policy. The initial list of opportunities on this page will be enhanced as the directory project progresses.
Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Provides undergraduates majoring in the sciences, mathematics, engineering or education with two years of academic assistance and housing and travel costs for 10-week summer internships at NOAA or partner facilities
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Supports ongoing or new undergraduate research projects in areas funded by the National Science Foundation at REU sites throughout the country
Virginia Institute of Marine Science Summer Intern Program
Places and supports undergraduates studying marine sciences or resource management in a 10-week program with faculty mentors at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
Undergraduate and Graduate Opportunities
AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program
Ten-week summer fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate science, engineering and mathematics students to work as science journalists at media organizations nationwide
Association for Women in Science (Seattle) Scholarships
Provides financial assistance to upper-level undergraduate women at a college or university in Washington state.
Garden Club of America Award in Coastal Wetlands Studies
Awards a one-year $5,000 scholarship to support graduate-level field-based research in coastal wetlands.
Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program
Provides undergraduate students and recent graduates with 12-week opportunities to conduct research with scientists or other mentors in the Great Lakes region
Medical University of South Carolina Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Offers undergraduate students the opportunity to work on ocean and human health and other marine-related research issues in a 10-week summer program.
Marine Technology Society Student and ROV Scholarships
Provides tuition support for undergraduate and graduate students studying marine-related fields and/or working with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Summer Internship Program
Ten-week internship for educators and undergraduate and graduate students that focuses on developing research techniques and improving communication and collaborative skills
Ocean Exploration Trust Science & Engineering Internship Program
Provides undergraduate and graduate students interested in oceanography and ocean exploration the opportunity to work aboard the E/V Nautilus for 2-5 weeks.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Opportunities
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships
One-year fellowships from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. for postdoctoral researchers and professionals to help scientists and engineers learn about the policymaking process through participation
CALFED Science Fellows Program
Sponsors up to 12 predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in ecosystem management and water-supply research in California’s San Francisco Bay Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta system.
Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
Provides stipends for graduate and postdoctoral students in the sciences, engineering, public policy and law to pursue studies and projects throughout the National Academies
Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Offers support for graduate-level independent research in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology; women and minorities encouraged to apply
Great Lakes Commission Sea Grant Fellowship
Pairs graduate students in public policy, public health, natural resources, aquatic sciences or other related fields with members of the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan to work on issues that advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Two-year postdoctoral fellowships in biological, chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology and ocean engineering
Society for Conservation Biology David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program
Provides two years of postdoctoral support to outstanding early-career scientists.