Now accepting applications
2024 Margaret A Davidson Fellowship
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking proposals for the NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship at the National Estuarine Research Reserves. Eligible fellows are master’s and doctoral students admitted to or enrolled full-time in a graduate program at an accredited university. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a program of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and authorized by the Coastal Zone Management Act. The research reserve program aims to balance the needs of the natural environment and coastal communities. The goal of the Davidson Fellowship is to provide research that meets priority management needs of the reserves and their coastal communities, while building the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within National Estuarine Research Reserves; partake in professional development opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth. All Davidson Fellowship projects must be conducted in coordination with the reserve specified in the application and be designed to address one of the reserve’s priority management questions. Fellowship research is focused on addressing a key coastal management question, a question that strives to help the National Estuarine Research Reserves and their communities understand the drivers of environmental change and how that change affects human and coastal resilience.
Applications close December 4, 2023