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Applications Open for 2013 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMSF) Sea Grant Fellowships in Population Dynamics

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Article By: Christina Dierkes, Published: November 29, 2012

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is now accepting applications for 2013 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMSF) Sea Grant Fellowships in Population Dynamics, a federal program sponsored by NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program.

Applicants apply through the Sea Grant program in their state, or the state closest to them. See www.seagrant.noaa.gov/colleges for locations of Sea Grant programs and contact information.

The Graduate Fellowship Program will award two new Ph.D. fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status.

The fellowships will provide support for up to three years for highly qualified graduate students working towards a Ph.D. in population dynamics or related fields of study. Continued support after the first year will be contingent upon the availability of Federal funds and satisfactory performance by the Fellow. In addition to his/her faculty advisor, each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentor) at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories. 

Fellows may work, as necessary, at the participating NMFS facility during some or all of the academic year at the mutual discretion of mentor, faculty adviser, and fellow. They will also be expected to spend 10-20 days at sea per year learning about sampling techniques and problems, commercial fishing, fishery biology, and local and regional issues of importance to fisheries management.

The award for each Fellowship, contingent upon the availability of Federal funds, will be a cooperative agreement in the amount of $38,500 per year for up to three years. The fellowships have an anticipated start date of June 1, 2013.

Applicants must be United States citizens, and be admitted to a PhD degree program in natural resource economics or a related field at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories, or submit a signed letter from the institution indicating acceptance to a PhD degree program.

Please contact Ohio Sea Grant Assistant Director Dr. Chris Winslow (winslow.33@osu.edu, 614.247.6684) for more information about the application process, and to set up a preliminary interview.

Application materials for the 2013 program are due to Ohio Sea Grant by January 25, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST.

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