Fellowship Opportunities

Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Internship

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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 internship. The Sustainable Coastal Development (SCD) Intern will be involved in aspects of coastal sustainability and work with the UH Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design.

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

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two reference letters to: Cindy Knapman, Communications Leader, UH Sea Grant College Program lknapman@hawaii.edu

Potential project/work topics:

  • Research and inventory low impact development (LID) and green infrastructure best management practices (BMPs)
  • Develop an online atlas of LID and BMP practices in Hawai‘i
  • Research and inventory metrics and indicators of smart growth, community livability, and resiliency
  • Develop multi-media (e.g., print, video, internet) outreach materials of the Center’s activities

The SCD Intern will also gain an understanding of the multifaceted operations of the UH Sea Grant College Program through shadowing other extension agents and participating in their activities as scheduling permits.

Location: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Ocean, Earth Science, and Technology (SOEST)

Supervisor: Dr. Darren Lerner, Director, UH Sea Grant

Hours and Remuneration: 40 hrs/wk at $15/hr, for 8 weeks (June-August)

Questions? Call (808) 956-7410 or (808) 956-7031, or email lknapman@hawaii.edu

Knauss Fellowship

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

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to 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.

Eligibility: Any student, regardless of citizenship, who on February 13, 2015 is in a graduate or professional program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a United States accredited institution of higher education, may apply to the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) through their local Sea Grant program. The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (UH Sea Grant) is currently accepting applications.

Length of Assignment: The length of assignment is one-year (non-renewable). The inclusive dates of the official fellowship are February 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017; however, these dates may be slightly adjusted to accommodate academic semester needs.

Stipend and Expenses: UH Sea Grant will receive and administer an overall award of $56,500 per student on behalf of each Fellow. The award includes $45,000 in stipend and living costs and $9,000 to cover mandatory health insurance and other expenses. Any remaining funds shall be used during the Fellowship year, first to satisfy academic degree-related activities, and second for Fellowship-related activities. Finally, up to $2,500 can be used to cover Placement week costs.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with UH Sea Grant at 808-956-7031 or uhsg@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 UH Sea Grant will be completed by June 5, 2015.

For further details, visit the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program website at: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/KnaussFellowship.aspx

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Coastal Management Fellowship

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

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.

Eligibility: Any student completing a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environment-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

Length of Assignment: The length of assignment is two years, starting in August 2015 and ending in August 2017. Newly selected fellows are given the opportunity to visit their host states prior to the start of the fellowship to meet the staff and to look for housing.

Stipend and Expenses: The current salary is $34,000 per year.  Fellows will be reimbursed up to $1,000 per year for professional development travel. A portion of this money is earmarked for specific meetings. Any travel related to their state project will be reimbursed by the host state.  Reimbursement will be granted up to $1,000 to move to the fellowship location and up to $1,000 to move at the end of the two-year fellowship.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Dr. Darren Okimoto, UH Sea Grant Extension Leader at 808-956-7031. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. Final decisions will be made by March 20, 2015, and all applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the following week.

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

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship

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

The Graduate Fellowship Program awards at least two new PhD 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. 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 and Laboratories.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled PhD student in a U.S. university or college may apply (must be a U.S. citizen)

Length of Assignment: The award will start on August 1, 2015 and support will be provided for up to three years.

Funding: The award for each Fellowship is contingent upon the availability of Federal funds and will be a multi-year cooperative agreement in the amount of $36,250 per year for up to three years.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Dr. Darren Okimoto, UH Sea Grant Extension Leader at 808-956-7031.

For further details, visit the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program website at: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/NMFSSGFellowship.aspx

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Marine Resource Economics Fellowship

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

The Graduate Fellowship Program generally awards two new PhD fellowships each year to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS under the guidance of NMFS mentors at participating NMFS Science Centers and Laboratories.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled PhD student in a U.S. university or college may apply (must be a U.S. citizen)

Length of Assignment: The award will start on August 1, 2015 and support will be provided for up to two years.

Funding: The award for each Fellowship is contingent upon the availability of Federal funds and will be a multi-year cooperative agreement in the amount of $36,250 per year for up to two years.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Dr. Darren Okimoto, UH Sea Grant Extension Leader at 808-956-7031.

For further details, visit the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Fellowship Program website at: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/FundingFellowships/NMFSSGFellowship.aspx

Read full announcement HERE