California Sea Grant and UC Marine Council Fellowships
California Sea Grant Fellowships
The California Sea Grant State Fellowship Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested both in marine resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly motivated and qualified graduate students with “hosts” in California state agencies for a 12-month paid fellowship. California Sea Grant Fellows have been assigned to the California Ocean Resources Management Program, California Ocean Protection Council, California Ocean Science Trust, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA Coastal Services Center, West Coast Regional Office, and CALFED Science Program, among others.
The OPC has hosted numerous Sea Grant Fellows and many of them have continued to work in the field at OPC and at partner agencies. The OPC has contributed funding for the fellowship program since 2007.
UC Marine Council Fellowships
The UC Marine Council (UCMC) was established within the Office of the President to coordinate marine policy, research, education and public service, and promote responsible stewardship of the state’s marine resources throughout the University of California system. In 2000, the UCMC developed a California Coastal Environmental Quality Initiative, (CEQI) which offers graduate fellowships to research topics that of priority for state marine management such as climate change and invasive species.
In 2007 and 2008, the OPC contributed $60,000 to the program to support fellowships.