Fellowship & Grant Opportunities

For Undergraduate Students

This section is specifically focused on funding sources for undergraduate students. Awards are summarized by a short description and links are provided for more information.

ROBERT W. YOUNG AWARD

Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics is a gift from the family honoring the late Robert W. Young established to grant undergraduate student research awards. Applications for the award are posted annually in the spring. Robert W. Young...

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NAVAL RESEARCH ENTERPRISE INTERN PROGRAM (NREIP)

This ten-week intern program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research, under the guidance of an appropriate research mentor, at a participating Navy laboratory. Eligibility Requirements: U.S....

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SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICE PROGRAM (SEAP)

The apprentice program is designed to encourage students to pursue science and engineering careers; acquaint qualified high school students with the activities of Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories through summer science and engineering research experiences; to...

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GREAT LAKES SUMMER STUDENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

This fellowship offers students the opportunity to gain experience by working at a federal environmental research laboratory under the mentorship of scientists and professionals. This program is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Great...

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MARYLAND SEA GRANT RESEARCH EXPERIENCES

Maryland Sea Grant offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct marine research in biology, chemistry and physical oceanography on the Chesapeake Bay. This program is sponsored by the Maryland Sea Grant and funded by the National Science Foundation....

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DAUPHIN ISLAND SEA LAB NSF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research experiences are provided for undergraduates in their junior or senior years with interests in marine science, biology, chemistry, geology and environmental sciences. This program is sponsored by Alabama's Dauphin Island Sea Lab and funded by the National...

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SHANNON POINT MARINE CENTER – NSF

This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work with faculty supervisors in designing and conducting the research projects. At the end of the session, students will produce a written and an oral report based on the results of their research....

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OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM

Harber Branch Oceanographic Institution Summer Intern Program. This program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with work experience in a research environment. The areas of study may include, but are not limited to: aquaculture, biomedical...

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VIRGINIA INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE

This program places 12 to 15 undergraduates with faculty mentors for a summer research experience. Internships are available in many areas of marine science, including biological, geological, chemical, physical, environmental science, fisheries and management...

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NSF – RESEARCH EXPERIENCES FOR UNDERGRADUATES

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a...

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MINORITIES IN MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Minorities in Marine and Environmental Science (MIMES) South Carolina Marine Resources Division Summer Minority Internship Program. This program provides undergraduate minority students the opportunity to conduct independent research projects under the direction of...

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THE SMITHSONIAN TROPICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

The Smithsonian Institution, through the Office of Fellowships and Grants, has several fellowship programs to support a limited number of persons at various academic levels who wish to engage in research activities at the STRI in the Republic of Panama. The STRI also...

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SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN OCEANOGRAPHY

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography (SURFO). This program provides an opportunity for undergraduates who have just completed their junior year to participate in lab work, data analysis, instrumentation development, dynamical modeling, or a...

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