Fiscal Year 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics


Funding Opportunity ID: 322479
Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006263
Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.417
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following entities are eligible to submit to this opportunity: Prospective Fellows must be United States citizens. At the time of application, prospective Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellows must be admitted to a Ph.D. degree program in population dynamics, ecosystem dynamics, or a related field such as wildlife biology, fishery biology, natural resource management, marine biology, quantitative ecology, applied mathematics, applied statistics, or simulation modeling at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories, or submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a Ph.D. degree program conditional on obtaining financial support such as this Fellowship. Applications must come from Sea Grant Programs and must be submitted through Applicants enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program in a state or territory served by a Sea Grant Program must submit to that program. Applicants in states or territories without a Sea Grant program must submit their applications to the Sea Grant program to which they were referred to by the NMFS Fellowship Program Manager whose contact info can be found in section VII. Sea Grant champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by recruiting, retaining and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities. Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Nov 13, 2019
Close Date: Jan 30, 2020
Last Updated Date: Nov 13, 2019
Award Ceiling: $120,000
Award Floor: $40,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $900,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Description: The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) was enacted by U.S. Congress in 1966 (amended in 2008, Public Law 110-394) to support federal and state partnerships that harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems and generate opportunities in coastal communities. This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2020 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics. Sea Grant anticipates funding at least three new Ph.D. Fellowships in 2020 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources. The emphasis will be on the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing marine ecosystems, for assessing the status of fish, invertebrate, and other targeted species stocks and for assessing the status of marine mammals, seabirds, and other protected species. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers or Offices. The NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics meets NOAA's Healthy Oceans goal of "Marine fisheries, habitats, biodiversity sustained with healthy and productive ecosystems." The expected annual award per Fellow will be $48,000 (total of federal plus matching funds), jointly funded by NMFS and Sea Grant. These Fellowships can provide support for up to three years. Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant Program in their state/territory at least one to two months prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of intent to apply. This document sets out requirements for submitting to NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2006263. Additional guidance and tips on how best to prepare an application are provided in the Sea Grant General Application Guidance Document available at
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