New Hampshire Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Brian E. DoyleUndergraduate Marine Extension Fellowship.
Fellows will gain hands-on field experience working with NH Sea Grant staff and researchers in projects designed to help individuals, organizations, and communities make informed decisions about marine resources in New Hampshire.
Commitment: 8-week summer fellowship (approximate dates are June 1-August 1).
Stipend: Recipients earn a $3,000 stipend (equivalent to $12/hr for 30-32 hours per week over 8 weeks). Fellows are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
Eligibility: Undergraduate rising juniors, rising seniors, and graduating seniors from any four-year college or university in New Hampshire, and those who are New Hampshire residents (but may not necessarily attend a college/university in New Hampshire) are eligible to apply. Applicants can be enrolled in any major or course of study, and should have an expressed interest in marine science and public engagement.
Deadline: Application materials received by March 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. will be given priority. We will continue to accept applications through the end of March 2021.
Application instructions: seagrant.unh.edu/DoyleFellowship
- Cover letter
- 1 Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member or advisor
- Application materials can be submitted electronically to email@example.com
1. Shellfish Aquaculture, Public Health, and Ecosystem Services: As part of a recent NOAA-Sea Grant Aquaculture Research project, the student will interact with NH, MA, and ME oyster farmers as well as state agencies and regional stakeholders to determine the public health implications and potential ecosystem benefits of aquaculture practices.
Mentor: Dr. Steve Jones, Associate Director and Assistant Director for Research at NH Sea Grant, and Research Associate Professor in Natural Resources at UNH
2. Coastal Processes and Community Resiliency: As part of an ongoing NH Sea Grant-funded research project, the fellow will help understand how environmental change will affect coastal communities in NH, and use data from this system to engage volunteers, inform communities, and increase coastal resilience. Specific focus area can include:
- Tracing microplastics in the water column of the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary and Great Bay Estuary
- Exploring the influence of marsh management practices on salt marsh invertebrates including ribbed mussels in the Great Marsh
- Documenting the long-term effect of natural sediment events on salt marsh plant and invertebrate communities
- Understanding the cause and effects of dune die-off through field, greenhouse, and genomic studies
Mentor: Dr. Gregg Moore, Research Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at UNH
Fellowship Program Leader
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