Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of graduate research fellowships for the 2017-2019 academic years. The fellowship is open to full-time graduate students at any Virginia academic institution who are engaged in coastal and marine research relevant to Virginia and the Virginia Sea Grant strategic plan. In addition to supporting the student’s academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities throughout its duration, focusing on science communication, science-to-management process, adoption of innovation, outreach, and other Sea Grant activities and mission priorities.

The fellowship provides an award of up to $40,000 per year; up to two years for Ph.D. and M.S. students. The anticipated start date is June 1, 2017. Virginia Sea Grant expects to fund between four and seven fellowships for the 2017–2019 academic years.

Fellowship proposals will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EST on November 28, 2016.  The full fellowship announcement and additional information can be found at:


Virginia Sea Grant encourages interested applicants to contact Virginia Sea Grant’s Fellowship and Research Program Coordinator Sam Lake at [log in to unmask].



Samuel J. Lake, Ph.D.

Fellowship & Research Program Coordinator

Virginia Sea Grant

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

College of William and Mary


Ph. (804) 684-7436

Fax (804) 684-7269

Email: [log in to unmask]

Mailing: PO Box 1346 Gloucester Pt., VA 23062

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