Calling Future Davidson Graduate Fellows
The Davidson Fellowship creates opportunities for students like Johanna L’Heureux, whose research aims to understand how changes in marsh elevation and nutrients in runoff affect salt marsh carbon storage. Photo courtesy Great Bay Reserve.
A new group of coastal scientists is soon to get their start at Reserves through the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship Program. The program is now accepting applications for the 2022 to 2024 cohort of fellows. Each Davidson fellow is placed at one of the 29 Reserves in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. With the support of a Reserve mentor, fellows work with scientists and community representatives to pursue research that is locally relevant and nationally significant. In the process, they develop career skills and build their professional network that extends around the country.
Depending on congressional appropriations, NOAA anticipates an annual budget of up to $45,000 in direct costs to support the fellows and their research. More information about the fellowship and application process can be found on NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management website.
Interested? Join a webinar on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 2–3 PM ET that will feature a panel discussion with current fellows where they will highlight their experiences and lessons learned working collaboratively with reserves and end users to design and complete their research. You can register for the webinar here.