The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology—these may include but are not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, cultural anthropology, and resource management disciplines. Women and members of minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should

  • be United States citizens, permanent residents or a citizen of a U.S. territory
  • have a research proposal that aligns closely with NOAA’s mission, with particular emphasis on meeting the science priorities of the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
  • demonstrate financial need
  • NOT apply if in the final year of your Master’s or Ph.D. program

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