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Fiscal Year 2024 - FY2025 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowships for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

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Status:

Active

June 8, 2023

Posted:

Deadline: 

December 4, 2023

Funding

1800000

Program:

45000

Award Floor:

Ceiling:

60000

Match Required?

No

Eligibility

All

States:

Entity Types:

Public & State controlled institutions of higher education

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education or other research-related organizations. Students interested in this fellowship opportunity should work with their advisor and the universitys office of sponsored programs, or their equivalent. An authorized representative of the sponsoring organization will submit the application to Grants.gov. Awards will be made to the fellow's graduate institution through the use of a cooperative agreement. Funds are expected to be available on a competitive basis to qualified graduate students for research within a reserve(s) leading to a graduate degree. To be eligible to participate, prospective fellows must be citizens or permanent residents of U.S. states or territories, and admitted to or enrolled full-time in a master's or doctoral program at a U.S. accredited university. A prospective fellow may submit a signed letter from the institution indicating provisional acceptance to a graduate degree program conditional on obtaining financial support, such as this fellowship. The intent is for a two-year fellowship, thus successful prospective fellows must plan to be enrolled for all of the first year and at least the majority of the second year of funding. Federal agencies and employees are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement but may serve as project partners. If federal agencies are collaborators, applicants are expected to provide details on the planned level of federal engagement in the application. Examples might include, but are not limited to, participating in an advisory capacity or providing facilities for research. National Estuarine Research Reserve System staff are ineligible to submit an application for a fellowship under this announcement. The Department of Commerce and NOAA support cultural and gender diversity and encourage women and minorities to submit applications to this program. In addition, the Department of Commerce and NOAA are strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, Tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. The Department of Commerce and NOAA encourage applications involving any of the above institutions.

Contact

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Source Type:

Federal

The goal of the Davidson Fellowship is to provide research that meets priority management needs of the reserves and their coastal communities, while building the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth. The program is also designed to create a strong network among the fellows during their tenure and into the early portion of their careers. Proposed outcomes include:Critical reserve management priorities are addressed through high-quality collaborative research directed towards local coastal and estuarine issues and contributing to regional and national efforts.A diverse cadre of next-generation leaders in estuarine science and coastal management are supported and develop a strong network that continues after the fellowship and into their careers.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recognizes the need to ensure that research in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System addresses critical gaps in knowledge about estuarine systems, ecological processes, socioeconomics, and related areas. The nature of research conducted at the reserves, as well as interactions with reserve staff, partners, and academic institutions with similar goals, can help students fulfill their degree requirements through work benefiting the reserves and the field of coastal resource management. Office for Coastal Management fellowships are committed to being accessible to all interested and eligible candidates, allowing all fellows to be comfortable in their identities and participate fully in their fellowships, and removing barriers to becoming part of the next generation of coastal leaders. NOAA supports cultural and gender diversity and encourages women and individuals from minority groups to submit applications to this program. In addition, the Department of Commerce and NOAA are strongly committed to broadening the participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas.

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