Supporting the Next Generation of Ocean & Coastal Leaders

Leveraging partnerships with NOAA, ocean conservation nonprofits, and local industry stakeholders, Florida Sea Grant administers a number of funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students at Florida universities.

Florida Sea Grant’s student funding opportunities span a range of interests and enable students to make a real difference for Florida’s coast while carving out their own path for the future.

In 2022, FSG awarded $389,464 in internships, scholarships and fellowships to 36 students working to address prominent coastal issues at 13 Florida universities.
Explore our current opportunities which are generally offered on an annual basis, although dates may vary slightly from year to year.

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As a Guy Harvey Scholar, Nicolas received $5,000 to support his Ph.D research investigating the presence, exposure and potential risks of pharmaceutical contaminants in coastal marine ecosystems and bonefish fisheries in South Florida and the Caribbean Basin.
Need help? Contact students@fleaseagrant.org

Aylesworth Foundation Scholarship

Career award that invests in the best and brightest students conducting research in the marine sciences.

Application Period:
May-June 12
Award/Stipend:
Varies
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Guy Harvey Fellowship

Awards up to eight students whose work helps support sustainable management of marine fish.

Application Period:
Sept. 29-Nov. 1
Award/Stipend:
$5,000

H.A.R.V.E.S.T. Internship

Helping Aquaculture Reap Value and Enhance Student Training (HARVEST), offers college students paid part-time internships with local Florida aquaculture businesses.

Application Period:
N/A
Award/Stipend:
Varies

John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Provides graduate students interested in ocean policy with a 12-month paid position in the legislative or executive branch of federal government in the Washington, D.C. area.

Application Period:
Oct. 23-Feb. 15
Award/Stipend:
$66,500+

NMFS-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship

Offeres two specialized areas (population and ecosystem dynamics and marine resource economics), where fellow works closely with a mentor from NOAA Fisheries.

Application Period:
Nov. 1-Jan. 25
Award/Stipend:
Varies

Chuck Skoch Scholarship

Presented to a Florida high school senior who plans to major in a coastal-related field at a Florida university/college. Awards based on competition in the State Science & Engineering Fair.

Application Period:
N/A
Award/Stipend:
$1,000
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Graduate Student Research Fellowship

For graduate students interested in extending their research with the goal of addressing the needs of stakeholders and contributing to the peer-reviewed scientific literature on a topic of relevance to coastal and marine resources; research can span a range of disciplines.

Application Period:
Coming Soon
Award/Stipend:
Up to $25,000
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Undergraduate Student Research Internships

Limited-term, paid opportunities for undergraduate students interested in working on projects with Florida Sea Grant Affiliated Faculty 

Application Period:
April-May
Award/Stipend:
$15/hr
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Featured Fellow

Shannon
Burns

Knauss Fellow,
Class of 2023

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