2016 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

*2016 NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship *

*Applications due*: *January 22, 2016*

*Purpose*:  The Coastal Management Fellowship was established in 1996 to
provide 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 Coastal
Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary,
medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

*Eligibility:* Any student who will complete a master’s, doctoral, or
professional degree program in natural resource management or
environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between
January 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, is eligible. Students from a broad
range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from
non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.

*Application Requirements*: Twelve finalists will be selected from the
endorsements submitted by Sea Grant by a selection panel made up of
program partners including Sea Grant, the NOAA Office of Ocean and
Coastal Resource Management, state Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
programs, the Coastal States Organization, and current and former
fellows. The selection panel will make its recommendation to the branch
chief of Coastal Management Services at the NOAA Office for Coastal
Management, who will make the final decision.

*Placement of Fellows*: A workshop to match states with fellows will
take place in Charleston, South Carolina in late April/early May. Of the
finalists selected, six will be placed with a host state. Each of the
selected host states will send the fellow mentor to the placement
workshop. The finalists will be brought to the workshop at the expense
of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management. The workshop includes an
orientation program, host state project proposal presentations, finalist
presentations, finalist and host state interviews, and fellow matching.
If a state does not find a suitable candidate during the workshop, it
will be given the option to defer fellow placement for one year. States
will only be allowed one deferment before they have to reapply. No
contact between prospective hosts and finalists should be made before
the placement workshop.

*For further information, please visit the fellowship website at*
Coastal Management Fellowship Program
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405
Tel: (843) 740-1273 <tel:%28843%29%20740-1273>
E-mail: ocm.fellowships@noaa.gov <mailto:ocm.fellowships@noaa.gov>

Applicants at Connecticut Universities and Colleges should submit their
applications and queries to Dr. Sylvain De Guise, Connecticut Sea Grant
Director at sylvain.deguise@uconn.edu
<mailto:sylvain.deguise@uconn.edu>. For more information contact Dr.
Syma Ebbin, Connecticut Sea Grant Research Coordinator at
syma.ebbin@uconn.edu <mailto:syma.ebbin@uconn.edu>
Connecticut applicants should submit their application packages by the
fellowship deadline to: January 22, 2016

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