The University of Washington is announcing its Washington Sea Grant Keystone Fellowship Program for the year 2002. The students pursuing or have a degree in a marine-related field, including policy, law, social sciences, oceanography, and fishery sciences and marine-related technical degrees are cordially invited to apply.
The goal of the award is to broaden participation in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training, and mentorship to the next generation of scientists and marine industry professionals. The program will do so by recruiting, retaining, and engaging students who are underrepresented in these fields.
The University of Washington is known as a public research university based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It was founded in 1861 and is also one of the oldest universities on the West Coast. It was established in downtown Seattle approximately a decade after the city’s founding to aid its economic development. The university has additional campuses in Tacoma and Bothell.
Who May Be Eligible?
Interested candidates must meet up with the given eligibility criteria to apply for the awards:
- Black, indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) as well as representatives of the LGBTQ+ community, and allies are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
- Open to graduate students who have recently graduated from Washington universities and those who will graduate before the fellowship begins.
- Students should be pursuing or have a degree in a marine-related field, including policy, law, social sciences, oceanography, and fishery sciences and marine-related technical degrees.
- DACA students are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
The complete fellowship applications must be submitted digitally through an online submission portal, eSeaGrant. If eligible students are new to eSeaGrant, then they must register for an account using the “Register” tab and follow the instruction to complete their form along with the asked credentials.
- A resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages; 12 pt. font)
- Statement of the applicant’s goals with an emphasis on interest in, contribution to, and expectations from the fellowship (1,000 words or less; 12 pt. font)
- Statement of the applicant’s experience and commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the management and study of marine resources or related industries (500 words or less; 12 pt. font)
- Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s major professor. If no significant professor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant’s academic work may be substituted
- Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts
The graduate-level fellowship will provide fellows with an award of $51,500 including a stipend of $48,000 to cover living costs and health care and $3,500 for conference attendance, professional development, and other non-commute work-related travel for one year. The recipients will get full support to manage their educational and living expenses.
The application deadline is July 29, 2020, to submit your credentials.