Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF); NSF

The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) offers postdoctoral research fellowships (PRF) to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers to work within and across traditional disciplinary lines, develop partnerships, and avail themselves of unique research resources, sites and facilities. The fellowship program is intended to provide beginning investigators of significant potential with experiences that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. During tenure, Fellows affiliate with a host research organization(s) and conduct research on topics supported by OCE. Fellowships will include participation in a professional development program that emphasizes development of mentoring skills and that coordinates the involvement of Fellows in conferences and activities that are focused on increasing the engagement of underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents.

This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows. This program provides indirect funding for students at this level or focuses on educational developments for this group such as curricula development, training or retention. To inquire about possible funding opportunities not directly from NSF, please look at the active awards for this program.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

Full Proposal Target Date: November 12, 2021

For questions about the OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship program, please send a message to: OCE_PRF@nsf.gov


Karl  D. Castillokcastill@nsf.gov(703) 292-8988  
Elizabeth  L. Romelrom@nsf.gov(703) 292-7709  
Henrietta  N. Edmondshedmonds@nsf.gov(703) 292-7427  
Joaquín  Martínez Martínezjmartine@nsf.gov(703) 292-8580  
Daniel  C. McCorkledmccorkl@nsf.gov(703) 292-4543  
Dana  K. Savidgedsavidge@nsf.gov(703) 292-4897