This two-year fellowship program provides the opportunity for graduate students to conduct collaborative research at one of 30 national estuarine research reserves. Through a research project, fellows address a key reserve management need to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies.

Students who participate in the Davidson Fellowship can become eligible for a noncompetitive direct hiring authority at NOAA.

Davidson fellows receive up to $45,000 per year for direct support, which may include a stipend, supplies, travel, or tuition.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of U.S. states or territories admitted to or enrolled in a full-time graduate program at a U.S. accredited college or university, working to obtain a master’s or doctoral degree. Applicants must plan to be enrolled for all of the first year, and the majority of the second year, of funding.

The request for applications will be posted through every odd-numbered year and includes all application instructions and requirements for the upcoming cohort.

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