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Now Accepting Applications for Fellowships in Fisheries, Management, Economics, Policy

Now Accepting Applications for Fellowships in Fisheries, Management, Economics, Policy

Virginia Sea Grant is now accepting applications for several national fellowship competitions. Deadlines for applications range from late-January to early-February.

Accepting Applications for 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Accepting Applications for 2016 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Virginia Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2016 class of Knauss Marine Policy Fellows until February 13, 2015, 5p.m. EST.

A network diagram model provides a visualization of how individuals are connected. Virginia Sea Grant Director Troy Hartley used this and modeling software to calculate the strength of connections when a fellow is added to a professional network. ©Virginia Sea Grant

Strengthening Networks, Sharing Knowledge on Virginia’s Coasts

Adding just one graduate research fellow to the VASG network strengthens connections between all research, extension, and end-user.

Now Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Econ and Fisheries Fellows

Now Accepting Applications for Ph.D. Econ and Fisheries Fellows

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of Marine Resource Economics and Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowships. Virginia students pursuing Ph.D. in related fields are eligible.

Accepting Coastal Management Fellowship Applications

Accepting Coastal Management Fellowship Applications

The Coastal Management Fellowship is a two-year fellowship in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

Amy Freitag. ©VASG

VASG Welcomes Ecosystem-Based Management Fellow

This week, Amy Freitag joins VASG as a postgraduate fellow studying science behind ecosystem-based management.

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VASG Grad Fellow’s Outreach Combines Teaching, Research

Smallegan, Virginia Tech Ph.D. candidate, is combining teaching with engineering research to fulfill the outreach requirement of her VASG graduate fellowship.

Stephanie Smallegan. ©VASG

VASG Grad Fellow Studies Breaching on Undeveloped Land

Stephanie Smallegan, VASG graduate research fellow, is comparing the effects of breaching on highly developed islands to undeveloped ones.

Tess Mackey. ©VASG

Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic Gets New VASG Correspondent

As the new Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic correspondent for Virginia Sea Grant, Tess Mackey will report on the clinic’s activities and students.

Steve Manley. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

VIMS Grad Student Named 2015 Knauss Fellowship Finalist

Virginia graduate student Steve Manley has been named a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

VASG Hits the Road to Answer Questions about Graduate Research Fellowship

VASG Hits the Road to Answer Questions about Graduate Research Fellowship

Susan Park, VASG Assistant Director for Research, is visiting universities throughout Virginia to talk about grantsmanship and the 2015-2018 Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship program.

Ryan Shloesser. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Juvenile Fish Health in Virginia Estuaries

Healthy fish reflect healthy estuaries. VASG graduate research fellow has been looking at how different Virginia estuaries prepare juvenile fish for survival.

The Lynnhaven River is a popular destination for recreational fishing and boating. ©Katharine Sucher/VASG

Lynnhaven River Restoration, Changing with the Times

After several hours in the sun, Emily Egginton Skeehan, Virginia Institute of Marine Science graduate student, plunges into Virginia Beach’s largest waterway. The Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow is deploying tilt meters

Nina Ullom. ©Chelsea Carter/VASG

Learning About Science Communication Through Reviewing Research

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) welcomes Nina Ullom as a new office aide this summer. Her duties include assisting office members

Matt Smith, NMFS-Sea Grant Fellow, tags striped bass when collecting data in 2008. ©VIMS

Taking Disease Into Account in Managing Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass

When a mathematical model said that catch limits for Chesapeake Bay striped bass could be increased, managers knew something was fishy.

Katharine Sucher. ©Chelsea Carter/VASG

Science Writing Intern Covers VASG-Funded Research

As Virginia Sea Grant’s (VASG) new science writing intern, Katharine Sucher will spend this summer spreading science to the public. By

Cages that hold oysters peek above the water at low tide. ©Katherine Greves/VASG

VASG Announces Six Graduate Research Fellows

The fellowship supports promising graduate students who are engaged in research that furthers the goals of Virginia Sea Grant and provides fellows with hands-on experience in translating research results to coastal and marine stakeholders.

Chelsea Carter. ©Jennifer Armstrong/VASG

Photography Intern Prepares for Fieldwork

Chelsea Carter is joining Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) as this summer’s photography intern. Her responsibilities include taking photos of VASG events and research

Emily Egginton Skeehan. ©VASG

Graduate Fellow Incorporates Climate Change into Policy

After volunteering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Emily saw firsthand how vulnerable coastal communities are to climate change. Now Emily will spend

Jennifer Murray-McClain. © Chelsea Carter/VASG

Policy Fellow Studies University-Community Partnerships

Jennifer Murray-McClain is joining Virginia Sea Grant this summer as a coastal resource policy fellow. Jennifer will be exploring possibilities

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