Master's Student Fellowship - Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification

Opportunity Type: Funding

The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program is excited to announce a graduate fellowship opportunity for Master's students contributing to the body of knowledge on regional vulnerabilities to ocean acidification and potential solutions to build greater resilience against its impacts in the Pacific Islands.

  • Approximately $300,000 USD are available to fund 3-6 students.
  • Each award ($20,000 - $32,000 USD) can be used to fund tuition, stipend, research budget, and other costs associated with completing a 2-year Masters's degree program.
  • Proposed research must fill critical gaps in physical and chemical oceanographic, biological, or socioeconomic knowledge of ocean acidification and its impacts in the Pacific Islands region.
  • Eligible applicants include those who are currently enrolled in, or who have applied and intend to enroll in, a research-based Master’s degree program in oceanography, marine science, environmental science, ocean engineering, resource management, coastal community social science, or a related field at an institution of higher education.
  • Top priority will be given to applicants who are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the following countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. 

Due date for Letters of Intent: December 14th, 2021

Due date for Full Proposal: March 1, 2022

Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-OAP-2022-2007070

Contact: Erica Ombres,, 301-734-1072, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910