California Sea Grant State Fellowship

The California Sea Grant State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for recent graduate students who are interested in marine, coastal, and/or watershed resources and in the decisions affecting those resources in California.

If you are a full-time Masters or Ph.D student at a California institution focusing on coastal and marine research, California Sea Grant is excited to announce the availability of two-year Graduate Research Fellowships.

Each fellowship provides an award of up to $45,000 per year, and will be awarded to exceptional graduate students engaged in education and research that furthers California Sea Grant’s goals, as outlined in the 2024-27 Strategic Plan.

Important Dates: 

  • January 31, 2023, 2-3 p.m. PT – Informational webinar and Q&A
    (Register Here)
  • March 1, 2023, 5 p.m. PT – Pre-proposals due via eSeaGrant
  • June 21, 2023, 5 p.m. PT – Full proposals due via eSeaGrant*

Funding Agency

California Sea Grant




Funding Cycle

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023