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Fellowships to New York Undergraduate Students from Underrepresented Communities for Professional Development in the Marine Sciences

Community Engaged Internship (CEI) Program


GrantWatch ID# 202172
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
New York Sea Grant (NYSG)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM EDT Save

Grant Description
Fellowships of $5,000 to New York undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to provide support to professionals in the marine sciences field. The purpose of the program is to provide mentorship and professional development to future scientists and expand participation in the marine science professional field.

Increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in coastal and marine science research is an important programmatic priority for NYSG and the National Sea Grant College Program. To further this priority, the National Sea Grant Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the Traditional and Local Knowledge (TLK) communities of practice are implementing the Sea Grant CommunityEngaged Fellowship (CEI) program for undergraduate students in summer 2023. CEI is designed to specifically engage students from underrepresented and indigenous communities.

The overarching goal of this program is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions by providing training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers, and citizens. This training will increase awareness about coastal and marine science extension career disciplines. The program will do so by recruiting, retaining, and engaging diverse students in place-based research, extension, education, and/or communication. As such, they encourage applications from students in underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals from minority serving institutions, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds that have inhibited their ability to pursue a career in STEM. In 2023, NYSG will partner with various organizations to support field projects providing training in shoreline monitoring, community science, environmental education, and science communication.

The following fellowships are available:

  • Long Island Sound-New York City Fellowship
  • Long Island Great South Bay Fellowship
  • Great Lakes Phytoplankton Monitoring Fellowship
  • Science Art Communications Fellowship¬†

For more information about each fellowship, see https://www.nyseagrant.org/Images/Uploads/PDFs/Fellowships-CEI-2023.pdf#page=1.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be a current undergraduate from a New York college or university seeking a degree in natural, social, environmental sciences, or science communication, or have taken coursework in the natural sciences, journalism, science writing, or related fields. Students who have recently graduated are not eligible for this program. Having completed a marine science course is not required but is preferred. Applicants with previous demonstrated engagement in environmental work (e.g., participation in community science programs, volunteered in environmental community service), or have an interest in pursuing a natural science degree, are desirable.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline for submission is March 17, 2023, by 5PM EDT.

Applications will be evaluated during April and applicants will be notified by April 21, 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
Each fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend.

Term of Contract
The fellowship begins on June 5, 2023 and extends over 10 weeks.

Contact Information
To apply, please send your application as a single PDF document to prh22@cornell.edu with CEI Fellowship in the subject line.

Direct questions to:
seagrant.cei@gmail.com

New York Sea Grant
125 Nassau Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5001
(631) 632-6905

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