Florida Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2024 Guy Harvey Fellowship Program from Florida graduate students who are conducting research that will help support the sustainable management of marine fish. Applications are due to Florida Sea Grant by 11:59 p.m. EDT, on November 1, 2023.
The inaugural fellowship opportunity is open to any graduate student who is enrolled full-time at one of Florida’s institutions of higher education, and conducting research on the biology, ecology, habitat or management of sustainable marine fisheries.
Up to eight fellowships of $5,000 each will be awarded as a research stipend. Up to $1,500 in additional travel/professional development funds may be available to qualifying students after the initial award, to be determined based upon need and opportunity.
As part of a fellowship cohort, selected fellows will have access and opportunity to share their work with the greater Sea Grant network through Florida Sea Grant’s Communications Team. Fellows will be expected to share their progress, including participating at public and scientific events to improve science communication skills.
Florida Sea Grant established a partnership in 2010 with the Guy Harvey Foundation, a non-profit organization that conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. From this initial partnership, the Guy Harvey Scholarship Award provided $399,000 in financial support to 82 students at Florida universities. The new Guy Harvey Fellowship Program aims to continue and grow that legacy.
“This next generation of bright minds is bringing us one step closer to understanding what it will take to protect Florida’s fragile marine environment and ensure its sustainability,” said Dr. Harvey. “Through our ongoing support of marine research and by drawing attention to the important work of these students, the GHF is helping to safeguard a healthy ocean ecosystem for generations to come.”
“We worked with the Guy Harvey Foundation to establish a fellowship program to create a cohort of student researchers that will not only help to support and enhance the development of their academic research, but also strengthen Florida Sea Grant’s connection with the next generation of Florida’s marine and coastal scientists. We’re hoping this fellowship provides the opportunity for recipients to engage and share their research with the greater Sea Grant Network,” notes Dr. Sherry Larkin, Director of Florida Sea Grant.
Students conducting research within a broad spectrum of methods needed to effectively understand and sustainably manage marine fish are eligible to apply, however, Florida Sea Grant only accepts applications from graduate students enrolled in a Florida academic institution. Those applicants must file their applications through the eSeaGrant online portal at eflseagrant.ifas.ufl.edu.
Under the leadership of the National Sea Grant College Program, Florida Sea Grant champions diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility (DEIJA) by proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities.
A one-page fact sheet including the application details and requirements is available at https://www.flseagrant.org/publication/guy-harvey-fellowship.
Media Contact: Cassie Sexson, FSG Student Programs Coordinator, 352-294-0754, email@example.com
About Guy Harvey
Since 1986, Guy Harvey has created marine-inspired apparel that blends performance, comfort and durability. Started by marine biologist and artist Dr. Guy Harvey, the brand is committed to making products that contribute to ocean conservation and marine education. Guy Harvey continuously implements innovative, sustainable manufacturing practices. The company uses REPREVE polyester and new THREADCYCLED™ technology (repurposing 100% of textile waste into upcycled yarn), powers its manufacturing facility with solar panels and purifies 100% of the water used in the dying and steaming process. Guy Harvey is focused on making responsible apparel that consumers can feel good about wearing. Additionally, a portion of all proceeds of officially licensed Guy Harvey products goes to the Guy Harvey Foundation (GHF), which conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. To learn more about Guy Harvey apparel, please visit www.guyharvey.com.
About the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
The Guy Harvey Foundation (GHF) conducts scientific research and hosts educational programs aimed at conserving the marine environment. The GHF also funds affiliated researchers working to better understand our ocean ecosystem and educators helping to foster the next era of marine conservationists. The GHF will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a properly balanced ocean ecosystem. For more information, visit www.guyharveyfoundation.org.
About Florida Sea Grant
Hosted at the University of Florida (UF), the Florida Sea Grant College Program supports research, education and Extension to enhance coastal resources and economic opportunities through a partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the State University System of Florida, and UF/IFAS Extension in counties statewide. flseagrant.org | @FloridaSeaGrant