NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

Fellowship dates: August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021

New this year: Washington Sea Grant is accepting applications through our online submission portal, eSeaGrant. If you are new to eSeaGrant please give yourself plenty of time to complete your application and contact our office if you have questions.


Coastal Management Fellows work for two years with state coastal zone programs on projects proposed by the states and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. In a mutually beneficial arrangement, each fellow receives on-the-job training in coastal management and policy and, in return, the coastal resources program gets technical assistance from students well-versed in the latest advances in coastal resource science and policy.

DPulceAs someone with a marine and biological sciences background, I found the NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship an opportunity to develop into a much more well-rounded professional with multiple perspectives on coastal issues, policies, and regulation.

Deborah Purce, Program Specialist with Washington Sea Grant and a 2008 Coastal Management Fellow in the Washington State Department of Ecology