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 2021, FSG awarded $287,500 in scholarships and fellowships to 17 students working to address prominent coastal issues at 9 Florida universities.
Explore our current opportunities which are generally offered on an annual basis, although dates may vary slightly from year to year.

As a Guy Harvey Scholar, Brianna Cahill received $5,000 to support her graduate research investigating the diet of whitespotted eagle rays using DNA barcoding and stable isotope techniques.
As a Guy Harvey Scholar, Brianna Cahill received $5,000 to support her graduate research investigating the diet of whitespotted eagle rays using DNA barcoding and stable isotope techniques.
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:
April-June
Award/Stipend:
Varies

Florida Outdoor Writers Association Scholarship

Intended for communicators with a passion for hunting, fishing and other aspects of the outdoor experience.

Application Period:
April-June
Award/Stipend:
$1,000

Guy Harvey Scholarship Award

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

Application Period:
April-June
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:
November-March
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:
November-January
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

Graham Center-Florida Sea Grant Tallahassee Internship

University of Florida students are placed in a legislative or executive branch office with an ocean or coastal focus.

Application Period:
August-September
Award/Stipend:
$1,200+
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Coastal & Ocean Fellowships

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:
Sept. 09 - Oct. 14
Award/Stipend:
Up to $25,000
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Featured Scholar

Hayley
Lemoine

Ph.D. Candidate,
Rasster Lab,
Florida State University