The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) program announces a call for applications to the 2024 NOAA EPP/MSI Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP). The application period opens on February 5, 2024 and closes on April 30, 2024 at 5:00 pm ET.
The NOAA Graduate Fellowship Program (GFP) leverages the investment made by the agency in the NOAA EPP/MSI Cooperative Science Centers (CSCs). GFP is intended to establish a pipeline of high performing and well-trained students who are currently a Cohort member of a CSC, and pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or social science and policy disciplines directly aligned with the NOAA mission.
The EPP/MSI GFP supports NOAA succession planning efforts and contributes to increasing the candidate pool of diverse graduates for NOAA and the Nation’s STEM workforce. The program will support outstanding graduate students in NOAA mission-aligned fields who are pursuing masters and doctoral degrees at NOAA CSCs.
GFP Fellows are required to engage in NOAA-mission aligned research and policy activities at the host NOAA facility that is integral to their thesis or dissertation. Fellows are required to integrate human dimension aspects in the research fellowship project under the guidance of the NOAA mentor(s) at a NOAA facility. Fellows’ graduate education will be enhanced by real world experiential training that contribute to enhancing their skills and readiness to enter the NOAA mission enterprise workforce.
The EPP/MSI Team will host an Informational Session for students and faculty from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST, on Thursday 29, February 2024. This is an opportunity to respond directly to questions and clarify programmatic requirements for potential applicants. Details to connect to the virtual information session will be shared with CSC Directors and Deputy Directors on February 26, 2024.