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Competition Details

Nancy Foster Scholarship Program


Goes By: Foster
Fellowship Website

Open to those currently pursuing or intending to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, including the curation, preservation, and display of maritime artifacts. CURRENTLY SUSPENDED FOR 2021 DUE TO COVID.

Applicants should be pursuing or intend to pursue a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—this can include, but is not limited to, ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, and resource management disciplines.

Scholarships are distributed by disciplines, institutions and geography, and by degree sought, with selections within distributions based on financial need, the potential for success in a graduate level studies program (academic achievement), and the potential for achieving research and career goals.


Award Value

12-month stipend for each student of $30,000 and an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000 and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years.


Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average

3.30

Citizenship

US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No
Year of Study Funded Masters, Doctoral
Academic Areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
Areas of Interest: Research, Environment
Language Funding No
Location Domestic

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.




Last updated: October 27, 2020




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