Florida Sea Grant Now Accepting Applications for the 2025 FSG-Guy Harvey Fellowship Cohort

Florida Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2025 Guy Harvey Fellowship Program from graduate students at Florida universities who are conducting research that will help support the sustainable management of marine fish. Applications are due to Florida Sea Grant by 11:30 p.m. Eastern, on July 3, 2024.

Established in 2024, the FSG-Guy Harvey Fellowship (previously the Guy Harvey Scholarship until 2023) 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 and professional development funds may be available to qualifying fellows after the initial award, to be determined based upon need and opportunity. As part of a fellowship cohort, selected fellows will have the 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 when available.

Being an FSG Guy Harvey Fellow has given me the resources to build my career after graduation.

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.

In 2024, eight fellows were selected to represent the inaugural cohort of this program. “Being an FSG-Guy Harvey Fellow has given me the resources to build my career after graduation,” said Alexis Mitchem, a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Fellows will be sharing insights and information about their research and fellowship experiences starting in Summer 2024 for the Florida Sea Grant blog.  Financial support was provided by the Guy Harvey Foundation Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward. 

A one-page fact sheet containing 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, fsg-students@ifas.ufl.edu

More than almost every other U.S. state, Florida’s environment and economy are dependent on healthy oceans. We are thrilled to be able to support the cutting-edge research being done by some of the brightest minds in the state, who will help ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem.

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 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