Fellowships

NOAA Graduate Sciences Program

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Research Duration More than a year
Notes

The Graduate Sciences Program (GSP) is aimed primarily at increasing opportunities for students in NOAA-related fields to pursue research and educational training in atmospheric, environmental, remote sensing and oceanic sciences at minority serving institutions (MSI) when possible. The GSP offers between two years (master's candidates) to four years (doctoral students) of NOAA-related research and training opportunities. For more information, see the program website.

NRC Research Associateship Programs

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration Year or less
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The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year
Notes

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. For more information, see the program website.

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Research Duration Summer
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An East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education:  1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture and language. It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts. For more information, see the program website.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Academic level Masters, PhD Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. For more information, see the program website.

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The Postdoctoral Fellowships in Polar Regions Research program supports training and research for recent doctoral degree recipients in any aspect of scientific study of the Antarctic and/or the Arctic within the Office of Polar Programs' program areas. The program also provides travel grants to those eligible for fellowships for the purpose of meeting prospective mentors and colleagues, presenting seminars, discussing mutual research and/or education interests, evaluating facilities and professional development opportunities, and initiating collaborative relationships. For more information, see the program website.

Ocean Leadership Policy Internship

Academic level Masters, PhD, Postdoctoral Focus Policy Duration Semester or less
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The Consortium for Ocean Leadership offers Washington, DC-based internships for students at Ocean Leadership member institutions. The internships are designed to further professional development for current or recently graduated students and provide assistance to the Ocean Leadership full-time Public Affairs staff. In addition to project work relevant to each intern’s research, area of concentration, or degree, each participant will learn about the entire spectrum of Ocean Leadership activities including involvement in the legislative process, projects with various federal oceanographic agencies and a variety of educational initiatives. For more information, see the program website.

Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute

Academic level Postdoctoral Focus Research Duration More than a year
Notes

The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) is unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. The program focuses on sustained mentoring relationships with SFI resident and external faculty, skill development workshops, off-campus research and teaching experiences, and the variety of scholarly leadership and science management opportunities at SFI. For more information, see the program website.

Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation

Academic level Other Focus Research Duration More than a year
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The Pew Fellows Program in Marine Conservation provides fellowships to outstanding scientists and other individuals across the globe to support innovative, applied projects aimed at developing and implementing solutions to critical challenges facing the world’s oceans. Each year, five individuals or, occasionally, teams are selected, and each Pew Fellow is awarded a $150,000 grant, allocated over three years, to complete an original, research-based marine conservation project. Fellowships applications are by nomination only. For more information, see the program website.

Pew Leadership Year

Academic level Postdoctoral, Other Focus Leadership & Communications Duration Year or less
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The Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on experience in solving today’s most challenging problems. By applying a rigorous, analytical approach to public policy advocacy, research, government relations and communications, Pew Leadership Year participants gain invaluable perspective on developing fact-based solutions to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. For more information, see the program website.