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CIMRS First-year Marine Studies Start-out Graduate Fellowship (2019-2020)

Application Due Date: February, 28th 2019 by 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
Submit to:  LeAnne Rutland (

Purpose of Fellowship: GRA salary and tuition is available to support a full year of graduate students that have research projects specifically focused on career futures with some aspect of Marine Studies related to the NOAA mission.  Applications that identify specific aspects of the NOAA enterprise, as well as NOAA and OSU colleagues with whom they would like to work, will be more competitive.

The overall goals of the Program are to 1) encourage talented graduate students interested in NOAA mission related careers; 2) increase available expertise related to living and non-living marine resource conservation and management decisions; 3) foster closer relationships between graduate students and NOAA; and 4) provide real-world experience to graduate students that accelerates their career development.

Each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentor) from NOAA who may provide data for the Fellow's study, serve on the student's advisory committee, and host a summer internship at the participating NOAA facility. Mentors will be from participating NOAA Science Centers or Offices.

Schedule of Dates:

  • Application due: February 28, 2019 by 5:00 pm PST
  • Fellowship begins: Start of Fall term, 2019
  • Period of fellowship: one year

Application requirements:

  • Cover letter (addressing your research project. purpose of fellowship, eligibility)
  • Resume
  • Letter of Support from OSU Faculty Advisor
  • Letter of Support from NOAA Mentor
  • Contact details for three professional references
  • Some example of your scientific writing

Eligibility: Prospective Fellows must be admitted to OSU’s graduate program demonstrated by a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a graduate degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this Fellowship.

Additional details available from LeAnne Rutland (

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