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Fiscal Year 2022 - FY2023 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowships for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Deadline:
Employer:
Department of Commerce
Job Field:
Other
Job Type:
Assistantship
Location:
Regional/Multiple
Location Detail:
https://coast.noaa.gov/nerrs/research/davidson-fellowship.html
Job Description:
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Description:

 

The purpose of this notice is to solicit grant proposals for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship (Davidson Fellowship) from 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 the Office for Coastal Management and authorized by the Coastal Zone Management Act. The program aims to balance the needs of the natural environment and coastal communities. The goals of the Davidson Fellowship are to build the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth.

All Davidson Fellowship projects must be conducted in coordination with a research reserve, specified in the application, and designed to address one of the reserve’s priority management questions. Approaches to these questions may be from a variety of disciplines spanning the range of natural and social sciences; cross-discipline approaches are encouraged. Mentoring and professional development activities will be provided to build the knowledge and skills needed to successfully contribute to the workforce responsible for the coast. These opportunities are also designed to create a strong network among the fellows during their tenure and into the early portion of their careers.

One fellow will be selected for each of the 29 reserves for a two-year duration. Total anticipated funding for all awards is approximately $1,740,000 per year and is subject to the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2022 and FY 2023 appropriations. The federal funding award should not exceed $60,000 per year (direct and indirect) with a 24-month project period (multi-year awards). Direct costs should not exceed $45,000 per year. Direct costs may include stipend, supplies, travel, or tuition to support the student. Awards will be made to the fellow's graduate institution through the use of a cooperative agreement. Funds are expected to be available on a competitive basis. To be eligible, applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of U.S. states or territories, and admitted to or enrolled full-time in a master's or doctoral program at a U.S. accredited university. Minority students are encouraged to apply. Office for Coastal Management Fellowships are committed to being accessible to all interested and eligible candidates, allowing all fellows to be comfortable in their identities and participate fully in their fellowships, and removing barriers to becoming part of the next generation of coastal leaders. Additional information about the fellowship may be found at https://coast.noaa.gov/nerrs/research/davidson-fellowship.html.

 

Link to Additional Information: See Related Documents
Qualifications:
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education or other research-related organizations. Students interested in this fellowship opportunity should work with their advisor and the university’s Office of Sponsored Programs, or equivalent. An authorized representative of the sponsoring organization will submit the application to Grants.gov. Typically awards will be made to the fellow's graduate institution through the use of a cooperative agreement. Funds are expected to be available on a competitive basis to qualified graduate students for research within a reserve(s) leading to a graduate degree. To be eligible to participate in an application, prospective fellows must be citizens or permanent residents of U.S. states or territories, and admitted to or enrolled full-time in a master's or doctoral program at a U.S. accredited university. The intent is for a two-year fellowship, thus successful prospective fellows must plan to be enrolled for all of the first year and the majority of the second year of funding. Students in the final year of their graduate program are not advised to participate in this fellowship. Federal agencies and employees are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement but may serve as project partners. If federal agencies are collaborators, applicants are expected to provide details on the planned level of federal engagement in the application. Examples might include, but are not limited to participating in an advisory capacity or providing facilities for research. National Estuarine Research Reserve staff are ineligible to submit an application for a fellowship under this announcement.
Miscellaneous:
Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-OCM-2021-2006941
Funding Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year 2022 - FY2023 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowships for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:  
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 29
CFDA Number(s): 11.420 -- Coastal Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserves
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Jun 08, 2021
Last Updated Date: Jun 08, 2021
Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 10, 2021  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 10, 2021  
Archive Date: Jan 09, 2022
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,740,000
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $45,000
Salary:
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,740,000
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $45,000
How to Apply:
Link to Additional Information: See Related Documents
Grantor Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Christopher Katalinas NOAA Office for Coastal Management 2234 South Hobson Ave., Charleston, SC 29405.

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