Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship

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APPLICATIONS DUE: Thursday, March 15, 2018

To continue the spirit and good work of long-time coastal sustainability extension agent Peter Joseph Rappa, the Sea Grant College Program of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has created a memorial fellowship. The Sustainable Coastal Development (SCD) Fellow will be involved in training and research to better understand aspects of coastal sustainability and resilience conducted within several of the Hawai‘i Sea Grant Centers of Excellence including the Center of Excellence for Smart Building and Community Design and the Center of Excellence for Climate and Coastal Science and Resilience.

Hawai‘i’s communities statewide are engaging their natural, social, and built environments in efforts to better manage issues that affect their livability, sustainability and resiliency. The SCD Fellow will further their knowledge and understanding of sustainable coastal development through research, extension, and community-based education in topics of coastal smart growth and community planning and their integration with hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation.

One of the Rappa Fellows will be placed with the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency this year and one fellow will be placed on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus at Hawai‘i Sea Grant.

Potential project/work topics:

In cooperation with the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (www.ResilientOahu.org):
Conduct research and data collection in support of Honolulu’s development of a Resilience Strategy under the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities program; Conduct research on municipal highly reflective, blue, and/or vegetated roof codes, ordinances, and incentives; Conduct research on municipal tree planting campaigns and review municipal tree/urban forest ordinances; and/or Conduct research on municipal open space and green infrastructure analyses and investment plans. Develop a Hawai‘i Coastal Dune Restoration Manual to teach residents and land stewards the methods and procedures for restoring and/or managing coastal dunes. Apply NOAA runoff, impervious surface, and habitat modeling tools in the context of the Ala Wai Watershed to support the Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration and the UHM SMART Ala Wai Project (Strategic Monitoring and Resilience Training in the Ala Wai Watershed).

The SCD Fellow will also gain an understanding of the multifaceted operations of Hawai‘i Sea Grant through shadowing extension faculty and participating in activities as scheduling permits.

Requirements (Who is eligible?)

All full-time undergraduates or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university or community college are eligible to apply for the SCD Fellowship

Location:

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Ocean, Earth Science, and Technology (SOEST) or City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency

Supervisor:

Dr. Darren Lerner, Director, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program

Length of Fellowship

8-weeks full time (40 hour/week) summer fellowship (June-August)

Stipend:

$5,500

Application components

Cover Letter (2 pages maximum)
The cover letter should describe the applicant’s goals with an emphasis on what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the Rappa Fellowship program
Resume (2 pages maximum)
Unofficial transcripts
Two reference letters

Application Submission:

Please submit via email to:

Maya Walton, Program Leader

University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program

waltonm@hawaii.edu (link sends e-mail)

(808) 956-6992

Download announcement HERE

Selection of finalists

Finalists will be selected by a review panel and will be contacted for interviews during the week of April 2, 2018. Final decisions will be made by April 15, 2018 and all applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the following week.

Knauss Fellowship

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Address:
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Important dates and deadlines

Friday Feb. 23, 2018 5pm: applications due to Hawaii Sea Grant
Feb. 1, 2019 start date for Knauss Fellowship in Washington DC

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Hawai’i Sea Grant. Please contact Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Program Leader, Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu. No more than six (6) applicants will be submitted to the NSGO according to criteria used in the national competition. The selection process and notification to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant will be completed by June of 2018.

For further details, visit: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/Knauss

Read full announcement HERE

Coastal Management Fellowship

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Address:
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Important dates and deadlines

Friday Jan 19, 2018: applications due to Hawaii Sea Grant
August 2018 start date for Coastal Management Fellowship

The Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton (link sends e-mail) at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. A reminder that students are eligible to apply if they completed or plan to complete their master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees between January 1, 2018 and July 31, 2018.

For further details, visit the Coastal Management Fellowship website at: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

Read full announcement HERE