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Coastal Science Fellowship for Minority Undergraduates - Fully Funded Summer Opportunity

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Undergraduates - Junior

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) is committed to broadening participation in coastal sciences.

The Coastal Science Fellowship for Minority Undergraduates will allow students to work with scientists, K-12 educators, extension specialists, environmental attorneys or communication specialists.

Coastal science fellows will learn how our coastal resources are managed, gain hands-on experience in research, outreach and/or education, and learn about potential career paths. The fellowship aims to provide real-world experience to better prepare fellows to enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree.

Fellows will complete the 10-week fellowship on the Alabama or Mississippi coast.

They will work with an established coastal scientist, educator or communications, extension or law-and-policy specialist.

Fellows will gain real-world experience to better prepare them to enter the workforce or pursue a graduate degree. If selected, they will work with mentors to develop fellowship projects that interest and challenge them. Topics may include fisheries, aquaculture, community resilience, habitat restoration, coastal tourism, environmental literacy, workforce development and other issues of importance to coastal ecosystems and the people who depend on them.

Current juniors from Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Alabama and Mississippi may apply. Up to three fellowships will be awarded.

Each fellow will receive financial support:

-$6,000 allowance for room and board. (Applicants must arrange their own lodging.)

-$1,500 for tuition for up to three credits. MASGC will work with the student and the student's college or university if the student desires to receive credit for the coastal science fellowship.

-$5,000 stipend at the end of the fellowship. The student will receive the stipend upon successful completion of the fellowship.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) (Lead)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Law & Government
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
STEM Fields

Climate Change
Ecosystem Science
Environmental Biology
Environmental Design
Environmental Policy
Fish Biology
Marine Biology
Ocean Science
Under-Represented Minorities

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This program is funded by:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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