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Opportunities with Hawai'i Sea Grant

2017 National Aquaculture Initiative: Call for Proposals

The National Sea Grant Office welcomes proposals for two competitive opportunities through the 2017 Sea Grant Aquaculture Initiative to advance aquaculture research, address barriers to aquaculture, and expand aquaculture production. Up to $15 million is expected to be available over several years to support projects in the two competitions. Interested parties must partner with the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) to apply.

The first competition, “Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities,” is focused on projects that show great promise to increase aquaculture production in the near future by clearly addressing major constraints, barriers, or hurdles limiting marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture production in the United States.

The second competition, “Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production,” is focused on projects that may be earlier in the exploratory/development phase that show promise to contribute to the expansion of sustainable marine, coastal, and Great Lakes aquaculture in the United States.

Please note that each proposal must fully address each of the program objectives (see page 2-3 in each FFO description) and Hawai‘i Sea Grant College must be a fully integrated partner.

More details at: seagrant.noaa.gov.

Knauss Fellowship

OPEN

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

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship

OPEN

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

Due date: Applications are due to Hawai'i Sea Grant by 5:00 PM, January 26, 2018.

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.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu.

Full announcement: Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship (NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005442) http://seagrant.noaa.gov/NMFS-SG-Fellowship

Read full announcement HERE

Marine Resource Economics Fellowship 

OPEN

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

Due date: Applications are due to Hawai'i Sea Grant by 5:00 PM, January 26, 2018.

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.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu.

Full announcement: Marine Resource Economics Fellowship (NOAA-OAR-SG-2018-2005450) http://seagrant.noaa.gov/NMFS-SG-Fellowship

Read full announcement HERE

NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Addressing Impediments to Aquaculture Opportunities

CLOSED

Short description (1-2 paragraphs) due to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by 5 pm Hawai‘i Standard Time on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Final proposals due to the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program by 5 pm Hawai‘i Standard Time on April 10, 2017 (for submission to NOAA by April 18, 2017).

For the “Addressing Impediments” competition only, Hawai‘i Sea Grant is allowed to submit a maximum of three proposals to NOAA. Therefore, for Principal Investigators who are interested in submitting a proposal to this competition please send a short description (1-2 paragraphs) of each proposal idea directly to Hawai‘i Sea Grant (seagrant@hawaii.edu) by 5 pm on March 24, 2017. Hawai‘i Sea Grant will assemble a small panel of experts who will use the proposal review criteria in the FFO to help us create a short list of three proposals. We plan to provide feedback to Principal Investigators by April 3, 2017 as to whether their proposal will be one of three put forward to NOAA. The Principal Investigators must then develop the full proposal and submit it to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by April 10, 2017.

More information regarding this competition can be found in the official FFO.
Or download the pdf HERE

NOAA Sea Grant 2017 Aquaculture Initiative: Integrated Projects to Increase Aquaculture Production

CLOSED

Letter of Intent due to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by (seagrant@hawaii.edu) March 22, 2017 (for submission to NOAA by March 28, 2017).

Final proposals due to Hawai‘i Sea Grant by April 24, 2017 (for submission to NOAA by May 9, 2017).

More information regarding this competition can be found in the official FFO.
Or download the pdf HERE

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Dr. Darren Okimoto, Associate Director, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (okimotod@hawaii.edu).

 

Fellowships
 

Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship

CLOSED

Hawai'i Sea Grant accepting applications until Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Read full announcement HERE

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 aspects of coastal sustainability and resilience and will work with the Hawai‘i Sea Grant Centers of Excellence.

Hawaiʻi’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 Fellow will work to bring attention to 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.

Past project/work topics:

  • Research and inventory coastal hazards mitigation, sea-level rise adaptation, and pre- and post-disaster recovery planning strategies and models of implementation
  • Research and inventory low impact development (LID) and green infrastructure best management practices (BMPs)
  • Research and inventory metrics and indicators of smart growth, community livability, and coastal resiliency with respect to the physical environment
  • Develop multi-media (e.g., print, video, internet) outreach materials of the Center’s activities

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.

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

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

Hours and Remuneration: 40 hrs/wk at $17/hr, for 8 weeks (June-August)

Questions?

            Please contact:

            Maya Walton, Program Leader

            University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program

            waltonm@hawaii.edu

            (808) 956-6992

Coastal Management Fellowship

CLOSED

Address:
University of Hawaiʻi 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.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. Final decisions will be made by Friday March 17, 2017, 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/