Office of Graduate Studies and Research


CSUMB Graduate Student Support

Ongoing:  Project POPPY is a scholarship for students enrolled in the CSUMB Master's plus Credential program.  You could earn $27,000 in scholarship funds to cover tuition and living expenses while you complete your co-teaching residency at one of our partner schools!

The Undergraduate Student Research Support Program provides $3,000 annually directly to EACH campus to support marine, coastal and coastal watershed related research by CSU undergraduate students. Campus Representatives implement the program on their campus. Interested undergraduate students can contact Cheryl Logan or Alison Haupt

2022-23 Program Description, Guidance and Requirements 


The CSU Agricultural Research Institute is recruiting for the 4th cohort of ARI-HSI Student Fellows There will be a series of informational webinars to inform students of the opportunities for fellowships with faculty mentors, but also internships with the Environmental Defense Fund and the USDA – each as an ARI-HSI Fellow. These are great opportunities for students with generous fellowship amounts - $10,800 for graduate students.  Each fellow will work with a mentor on a research or professional project.

Here is a link to the website, and below is the informational webinar registration:

March 30, 2023 12:00 PM PST, Register by March 23, 2023

The University of Southern California (USC) Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program supports undergraduate students to conduct guided, independent research on coastal ocean processes.  Application Deadline: March 24, 2023

The Los Angeles Zoo is hiring college students from systemically excluded identities in the zoo and conservation fields for the Summer 2023 Internship Cohort, running from June 5, 2023-August 11, 2023, in the Conservation and Learning & Engagement Divisions.  Application Deadline: March 27, 2023 5pm PDT

Azul will go live on March 28 at 4:30 pm PT on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to discuss the #LatinosMarinos Rising Leaders Initiative! This fabulous initiative is a new leadership program that equips emerging Latinx leaders (that’s YOU!) to become ocean champions and advocate for ocean conservation policies.  It provides participants with a one-week program in Washington, D.C., virtual gatherings and workshops in English and Spanish, a $1,200 stipend and more! If you are interested in the program and want to know more, join the live stream on March 28

The deadline to apply is April 7. If you have any questions or want to know more about this exciting opportunity, be sure to tune into our live stream! 

The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) is hiring a Marine Program Director

The Marine Program Director is individually responsible for managing the strategic direction for all aspects of the Marine Program, project planning and management, and provides support for the legal team. EDC’s Marine Program strives to use innovative approaches to resource management and build strategic partnerships with a variety of community‚Äźbased groups, agencies, and stakeholders.  Applications are preferred by March 28, 2023.

Navigating on USAJobs can be challenging so Latinos@NOAA Employee Resource is hosting an interactive workshop where they will walk through different scenarios to help you have a better understanding of the application process, learn the difference between a federal resume vs a private sector resume, and have the ability to ask questions to the staff and suit of experts.  Regardless of where you are in your academic or professional career, there is always more to learn to successfully navigate applying for NOAA opportunities.  If you have questions, email:

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023 
Time: 12:00 p.m. PST

Register NOW!

Power Shift Convergence 2023 – running April 6, 2023-April 8, 2023 - will be a massive national youth convergence taking place in Bvlbancha (colonially known as New Orleans, Louisiana) that will bring together thousands of young people to skill-up to mitigate pending climate catastrophe through three days of trainings, workshops, panels, and actions.  Ticket sales end on Apr 5, 2023

ADVANCEGeo is providing a series of online workshops for CSU graduate students this spring. These trainings will center around transforming workplace climate in STEM with an emphasis on marine and coastal-related fields. Students will learn how to appropriately respond to and prevent harassment, bullying and other exclusionary behaviors in research environments.

All workshops will begin at 10:00 am Pacific time and occur on the following Fridays in 2023:

  •  April 14, 2023: Code of Conduct I: Best Practices (it is highly recommended that you attend this workshop if you plan to attend Code of Conduct II on April 21)    
  •  April 21, 2023: Code of Conduct II: Develop Your Own Code

These workshops will NOT be recorded. Capacity is limited, REGISTER NOW!

Learn more about ADVANCEGeo at

2022-23 Short Course, Workshop and Symposium Funding Program

  • The SC/WKSHP/SYM Funding Program provides support for the development and hosting of short courses, workshops or symposiums on any topic that falls within or is related to the scope of COAST. Events must be held between August 1, 2022, and November 30, 2023, and within six (6) months of award notification. 
  • The award maximum is $10,000. Proposals are accepted on a continual basis until April 30, 2023, or until all funds are awarded.


Inclusive NOAA Fisheries Internship Program (IN FISH), NOAA  

Dates of internship: June 5 - Aug 11, 2023

10-week paid undergraduate internship in a NOAA or partner institution marine research lab or marine resources program office. All students who are enrolled in a STEM undergraduate program at the time of the application and are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

The COAST 2022-23 Student Travel Awards Program is now accepting applications for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present the results of original marine, coastal and coastal watershed research at remote and in-person scientific conferences occurring July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.  Applications are accepted on a continual basis until funding is expended. 

  • $1,000 for domestic travel within the continental US (lower 48 states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii). 
  • $1,500 for travel outside of the continental US (Alaska, Hawaii, US territories and international destinations). 
  • $500 for remote conference registration fees.


The Rapid Response Funding Program provides funding for faculty projects that require a quick response outside of the existing annual COAST funding programs. Funds must be used to support activities associated with an unexpected or sudden event. Proposals are accepted on a continual basis through May 31, 2023, or until all funding is expended, whichever occurs first. Projects must begin between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.  The award maximum is $7,500. Approved projects can begin as little as two (3) weeks from proposal submission date and MUST begin within eight (8) weeks of proposal submission date.

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Network Spring Programming 2023

  • The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Network is a network of 43 universities in the US and Canada committed to advancing inclusive, evidence-based STEM education.


Research Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), located in Moss Landing, CA, is recruiting a Research Technician for the Synchro Program, a co-design lab for synchronizing technology evolution for industry, ocean science, and conservation. This new initiative will work to realize the power of developing and mature ocean observing tools and teams for understanding, managing and sustaining ocean resources. Open until filled.

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction Program maintains an observation network of buoys and dock-based stations in the Columbia River estuary and plume. CRITFC measures changes in physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the estuary and coastal ocean and are members of the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS). CRITF seeks an Oceanographic Instrumentation Technician to join their team. 

The full job posting and application instructions can be found here: until filled. 

Calling all our female faculty members, staff and students: Here's an opportunity to participate in a Qualitative Interview About Women's Belonging in STEM.  The study is run by Cecelia Dotzler, a doctoral student in organizational psychology at Claremont Graduate University who is researching diversity in STEM.  Participation in this study is voluntary, confidential, and would entail a recorded Zoom interview lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Compensation: $10 TisBest Charity Gift Card 

How to Participate: Email and provide your name, your organization and department, and your interest in participating.

Other events and scholarships can be found on the Associated Students webpage.

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