Graduate Funding Information Service

November 15, 2021

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: December 14, 2021, 8:59pm Pacific Time

  • For full-time Master’s and PhD students
  • Eligible fields: oceanography, marine biology, maritime archaeology—these may include but are not limited to ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, cultural anthropology, and resource management
  • Up to $42,000in Support.
  • Restricted to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents

NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology—this can include, but is not limited to, ocean and/or coastal: engineering, social science, marine education, marine stewardship, and resource management disciplines—and particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a 4-6 week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding, approximately two to four scholarships are awarded each year.

Scholarships are distributed by disciplines, institutions and geography, and by degree sought, with selections within distributions based on financial need, the potential for success in a graduate level studies program (academic achievement), and the potential for achieving research and career goals.

Students in all stages of their Masters or Ph.D studies are eligible to apply. However, if you are in the last year of your Masters or Ph.D. program, it is not advised to apply for this scholarship. Students who are applying to graduate school at the time of the application deadline are eligible to apply.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.