National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
12/20/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Fellowships of $60,000 per year to USA and territories master's or doctoral program students at U.S. accredited universities for estuary reserve research. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for research conducted in a research reserve and should be designed to contribute to one of the reserve’s priority management areas, and thus enhance the scientific understanding of the natural or social science aspects of the research subject matter.
The purpose of this notice is to solicit grant proposals for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship (Davidson Fellowship) from master’s and doctoral students actively enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a program of the Office for Coastal Management which has an interest in balancing the needs of the natural environment and coastal economies and is responsible for implementing the Coastal Zone Management Act. The goals of the Davidson Fellowship are to build the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development opportunities, and receive mentoring to support professional growth.
These opportunities are also designed to create a strong network among the fellows during their tenure Federal Funding Opportunity careers.
Typically, awards will be made to the fellow's graduate institution through the use of a cooperative agreement. Funds are expected to be available on a competitive basis to qualified graduate students.
GrantWatch ID#: 186343
The anticipated total number of awards is 29, one award designated for each of the 29 reserves, and will be adjusted based on available funding.
The anticipated federal funding per award is approximately $60,000/year with a 24-month project period (multi-year awards). The anticipated $60,000/year is intended to provide $34,000 to cover a combination of stipend, tuition, and other student-related costs as needed, approximately $7,000 for travel including required travel, and any overhead costs.
The performance period for projects funded in FY 2020 cannot exceed 24 months. The start date on proposals shall be on August 1, 2020, or September 1, 2020. Funding in year two is contingent upon the availability of funds from Congress, satisfactory performance, and is at the sole discretion of the agency.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions, contact:
Lamar Revis, Grants Officer
Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship
Attn: Christopher Katalinas (on contract for)
NOAA Office for Coastal Management
2234 South Hobson Ave., Charleston, SC 29405.
or by email OCM.Davidsonfellowship@noaa.gov
11.420 -- Coastal Zone Management Estuarine Research Reserves
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