NOAA’s National Sea Grant Office and National Marine Fisheries Office offer a joint fellowship for doctoral students in two areas: (1) Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and (2) Marine Resource Economics.

Each fellowship opportunity can receive up to three years of funding. The award provided to each Fellow is for a stipend, tuition, fees, equipment, supplies, and travel necessary to carry out the proposed research and to attend the annual Fellows meeting (at rotating locations).


Application Information

Applications are now open for the 2024 Fellowship. Applications are due by January 25, 2024, at 5 pm PT.


Application Process

  • Apply to USC Sea Grant by emailing all application materials to It is highly recommended to provide at least a month’s time to contact USC Sea Grant and to complete the application process.
  • Application guidance and additional fellowship information can be found on the NMSF/Sea Grant Joint Fellowship website.
  • Please contact Phyllis Grifman ( for more information or for questions while applying.


Application Resources