NOAA Awards Seven Fisheries Service/Sea Grant Fellowships

December 1, 2010

The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program has selected seven graduate students to join the group of Sea Grant/NOAA’s Fisheries Service Fellows earning doctoral degrees in either population dynamics or marine resource economics.

“NOAA established this unique graduate fellowship program in 1999, focusing on population dynamics and marine resource economics, two areas of fisheries science that are highly specialized,” said Leon Cammen, director of NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. “Education and recruitment of new doctoral candidates in these disciplines is important to NOAA’s Fisheries Service and to the National Sea Grant Program.”

Five students have been selected for fishery population dynamics fellowships:

Two students have been selected for marine resource economics fellowships:

Since its inception 11 years ago, the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant graduate fellowship program has awarded a total of 61 fellowships. Each fellowship award is in the form of a multiyear cooperative agreement between NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the Sea Grant university or college in the amount of $38,500 per year.

For more information on the fellowship program, please visit or contact the NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant liaison Terry Smith by email,

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