NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE SYSTEM GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

SPONSORING AGENCY: National Estuarine Research Reserve System

PURPOSE: The National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s (NERRS) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program was established in 1997 to support graduate students interested in coastal and estuarine sciences. By providing stipends, a living laboratory, and a broad network of fellow scientists, the Reserve system aims to encourage and enable talented young scientists to contribute to the knowledge base, provide the science to support coastal decision-making, and train future coastal scientists and policy-makers.

ELIGIBILITY: Students must be admitted to or enrolled in a full-time master's or doctoral program at a U.S. accredited university in order to be eligible to apply. Students should have completed a majority of their graduate course work at the beginning of their fellowship and have an approved thesis research program. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

ANNUAL STIPEND: $20,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1 annually