Georgia Sea Grant State Fellowships

The Georgia Sea Grant State Fellowship Program provides a unique educational and professional opportunity to eligible graduate students who are interested in coastal and marine resources in Georgia, and the policy and management decisions affecting those resources.

The 2022 State Fellowship program has the following positions available: 

Eligibility: Applications may be submitted by a graduate student close to completing their degree (Masters, Ph.D., or J.D), or within a year of their graduation, in a field related to conservation, management, protection, stewardship, public policy, or law of marine or coastal environments, or areas that impact marine and coastal environments. Applicants should address their degree of interest and experience in either marine/coastal/watershed science, natural resource management, public policy or law. Fellows must complete all degree requirements before starting the fellowship. 

Length of the Assignment: The length of fellowship is 12 months. The fellowship begins on August 1, 2022 and ends on July 31, 2023. However, the final start and end dates are determined by the host office and selected fellows.

Stipend and Expenses: Sea Grant State Fellows receive a stipend of $35,000 for 12-month assignments. Additional travel or professional development funding associated with the fellowship may be covered by the host agency at the agency’s discretion.

Application Materials: A complete application will include the following items: 

  1. Personal and academic curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages using 12-point font). 
  2. A statement of career goals that emphasizes the applicant’s abilities and interests, and the applicant’s expectations of the career development experience (1,000 words or less). 
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts. Unofficial copies will be accepted. 

How to Submit: Applications must be submitted using Georgia Sea Grant’s online submission portal: https://eseagrant.uga.edu. Applicants should read eSeaGrant instructions before filling out their application. Late applications and applications that aren’t submitted through eSeaGrant will not be accepted.   

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST 

Selection: Selection of a finalist is made by a review panel composed of academic and professional experts and Sea Grant staff members. Selection criteria used by Georgia Sea Grant include: academic ability, communication skills, diversity and appropriateness of academic background, career goals, additional qualifying experience, and support of referees.  

Questions? For questions regarding the State Fellowship program or the application process, please contact Mona Behl at mbehl@uga.edu.