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.


Wisconsin Sea Grant 2020-22 Omnibus Funding

Preproposal deadline is 
3 p.m. CST, Friday, January 11, 2019.

The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant College Program is inviting proposals for its next two-year grant period which begins February 1, 2020.

Fellowships Opportunities
Several fellowship opportunities for graduates and post graduates have been recently announced with application deadlines in January and February. Read more...

Competitions for Graduate Students

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

The UW Sea Grant Institute is accepting applications from graduate students statewide for the National Sea Grant College Program's (NSGCP) 2020 Sea Grant Intern Program (working title: Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program).

The program, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid internship. The 2020 internships begin February 1, 2020.

Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. CST, Friday, February. 22, 2019.

It is strongly recommended that applicants set up a meeting with the Wisconsin Sea Grant director James Hurley (via well in advance of the February 22, 2019, application deadline.

Applications should be sent to Terri Liebmann, Room 272, Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1177 or emailed to

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National Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics, and Marine Resource Economics

Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST, January 30, 2019.

The NMFS - Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics, and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill its broad educational responsibilities, enhance workforce development, and to strengthen the collaboration between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The Fisheries Fellowship is available to US citizens who are graduate students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries, with required institutional matching funds, expect to support at least two new Fisheries Fellows in both Population and Ecosystem Dynamics, and Marine Resource Economics in FY 2019.  Fisheries Fellows will work on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS at participating NMFS Science Centers or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors.

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

Application deadline is 4 p.m., CST, Friday,
January 18, 2019.

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.