This information is intended for Wisconsin faculty members (or persons having principal investigator status) and students from the University of Wisconsin System or another Wisconsin college or university.  Non-Wisconsin investigators should go to the National Sea Grant College Program website to find the Sea Grant Program for their state. More information on student fellowships, including a series of podcasts containing fellowship application advice and experiences from past fellows can be found at our Student page.

Competitions for Graduate Students

Coastal Management Fellowship - Matching State Coastal Management Programs with Future Coastal Managers

Application deadline is 4 p.m., CST, Friday,
January 22, 2016.

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 (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.


2016-17 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

Application deadline is February 15, 2016, 5 p.m., CST.

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes' science, policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

This will be the 17th year this fellowship has been sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.


National Sea Grant College Program's Sea Grant Intern Program (Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship)

Application deadline is 5 p.m., CST, Friday, February 12, 2016.

The UW Sea Grant Institute is accepting applications from graduate students statewide for the National Sea Grant College Program's (NSGCP) 2017 Sea Grant Intern Program (working title: Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program).


Other Opportunities

Program Development

The Director of Wisconsin Sea Grant has limited program development funds available for initial development of promising research, education and outreach projects.

For further information on current program development opportunities, contact Jim Hurley, UW Aquatic Sciences Center, 272 Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706, phone (608) 262-0905 or email

 To be added to a RFP mailing please send us an email, or contact Terri Liebmann, UW Sea Grant Institute, 272 Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706, phone (608) 263-6747, fax (608) 262-0591.  Be sure to include your name and the full mailing address (or email address) and the name of the program for which you wish information.