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Maryland Sea Grant Opportunities
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Request for Proposals

Maryland Sea Grant is seeking research proposals for a special one-year funding cycle. Projects will run from February 1, 2011-January 31, 2012. Preproposals are due on February 16, 2010, and final proposals will be due in June 2010. Details about the research focus for this RFP will be posted in early January at: www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/research.

Fellowship Opportunities

Coastal Management Fellowships, NOAA Coastal Services Center. These two-year fellowships, currently available for 2010-2012, provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The fellowships are sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center.

The deadline for submitting applications to the Maryland Sea Grant office is January 29, 2010. For more information, visit Maryland Sea Grant at www.mdsg.umd.edu/programs/education/fellowships/, or NOAA at www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html.

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Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, National Sea Grant College Program. Applications are sought for these one-year (February 2011-January 2012) graduate fellowships, funded by the National Sea Grant office and administered through individual state Sea Grant programs. Knauss Fellows spend a year in marine policy-related positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

Applications are due at the Maryland Sea Grant office February 20, 2010. For application details, visit the Maryland Sea Grant web site at www.mdsg.umd.edu/policy/knauss. For information about the fellowship program nationally, visit the National Sea Grant Office at www.seagrant.noaa.gov/knauss.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Maryland Sea Grant is currently seeking students for the summer 2010 REU program. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program pairs students with marine scientists at the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) in Cambridge or the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons to conduct academic research projects for twelve weeks (May 23-August 15). The labs are part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES).

To be eligible, students should be undergraduates who have completed at least two years of study towards a bachelor's degree and still be undergraduates in the fall of 2010. Preference is given to students who are rising seniors. Those from underrepresented groups and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due February 17, 2010. To apply, visit the web at www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu.

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