Maryland Sea Grant 2017 Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Fellows Program

The Maryland Sea Grant College is now accepting proposals for the 2017 Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Fellows Program. Graduate students enrolled in or admitted to a full-time graduate or professional degree program at a Maryland or District of Columbia academic institution are encouraged to apply.

Potential fellows should propose coastal resilience research that is relevant to Maryland and the MDSG Strategic Plan 2014-2017. Such research might include the wise use of water resources, stormwater, climate change adaptation, coastal processes studies, resilience from natural hazards, resilient coastal businesses, and industries including fisheries and tourism, and other topics. Fellows must also identify an outreach or end-user mentor to help develop a plan to ensure research results are appropriately communicated and translated for end-users.

The fellowship provides a total award of up to $45,000 in Sea Grant funds budgeted over 12 to 24 months (additional matching funds required). In addition to supporting some of the student's academic expenses, the fellowship will provide additional professional development opportunities in science communication, the science-to-management process and other relevant Sea Grant activities. Proposals are must be submitted through MDSG's website by March 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

For more information, please visit our website and download the full request for proposals ( The website features an introductory video discussing fellowship specifics and details for applying. 

Please feel free to contact Dr. Mike Allen at or 301-405-6372 for more information.