Grad Students Scholarships and Internships

Every year, nearly $100K is awarded to bright, engaging and hopeful undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research experiences, teach experiential courses and reach out to the public about the relevance of their science. HMSC’s donors continue to recognize and support students’ needs for research and lab experience that directly relate to their career interests in marine science. These research awards provide students with real-world training opportunities in writing research proposals and reports, managing a research budget, and communicating their research findings at the Annual Markham Symposium, 2-5:30 pm, June 18, 2020.

Graduate Awards

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Anja Robinson Fellowship

Up to $800 to support graduate student research in shellfish aquaculture. Application deadline: April 13.

Up to $2000 is awarded to a qualified graduate student from any Oregon college or university in the field of fisheries science and management who is committed to working on commercial marine fisheries in Oregon except Salmonids (no other species restrictions; any finish, shellfish or commercial species considered). Application deadline: April 13.

This fellowship offers a GRA salary and tuition to support a full year for 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.

This award provides up to $1,000 of support to a graduate student in residence at HMSC. Application deadline: April 13.

The Markham awards offer several annually, up to $10,000 each, to support graduate student research in marine science at the HMSC. Application deadline: April 13.

One-time funding of up to $6,000 is given to support an incoming first-year graduate student who plans to be a resident at HMSC after the first academic year in Corvallis. Application deadline: Feb. 18. The decision will be announced by March 1.

Up to $5,000 is awarded to support one to two OSU graduate students currently pursuing research that does one of the following:

  1. Informs the management of marine reserves into nearshore waters
  2. Informs our understanding of nearshore communities in Oregon’s waters
  3. Informs how nearshore communities in Oregon will respond to environmental change (i.e., hypoxia, ocean acidification, increasing sea surface temperatures).

Application deadline: April 13.

Funding for $1,300 is given to support an academically qualified graduate student pursuing research that contributes to fisheries development. Application deadline: April 13.

This award is for up to $4,000 to support graduate student research in fisheries ecology, food processing, economics or marketing. Application deadline: April 13.


Hatfield Student Organization (HsO) Awards

The HsO Bob Moch Memorial Endowment will award up to $1,000 annually to a nominated student who exemplifies the following values:

  • Being a positive example and ambassador for HMSC in our local community;
  • Scholarship, citizenship, and fellowship which reflects positively on fellow students;
  • Being an active member in the coastal community outside of HMSC; and
  • Conducting and promoting activities such as sharing, caring, and educational endeavors for the betterment of the community, and not for personal gain.

Hatfield Student Organization (HsO) encourages students to present their research findings at professional conferences related to their field of study. To support student participation in such conferences, HsO, has created an annual award of $400 to help finance a student’s travel and conference fees. Application deadlines: November 15 and May 15.

This $400 award is given to students in residence (least halftime) at HMSC, in recognition of service to the HsO, research excellence and promise. Funding for these travel awards comes from HsO fundraising, with matching funds from the OSU Foundation. Winners are assisted in presenting their research at local, regional or national scientific conferences. Additionally, they present their research at a weekly Hatfield Symposium the following year, as well as continuing to perform service to HMSC. There are two deadlines per year: May 15 and November 15.

The HsO Research award provides financial support to cover small research expenses such as supplies, equipment, analysis, publishing costs, etc. to HsO members. Criteria will be based on service to HsO, impact on research activities and education, soundness of proposed budget, and financial need. Funding for this annual grant comes from HsO fundraising.

We thank our many donors for recognizing and invigorating our student researchers at HMSC. For further information on scholarships, fellowships and awards, contact Itchung Cheung.