Office of Graduate Studies and Research

Opportunities

** This page is frequently updated --> New opportunities are always becoming available! **

CSUMB Graduate Student Support
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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!
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Climate Currents aims to foster a vibrant community of scientists who are eager to contribute to the dialogue on geoscience & environmental issues. They are currently seeking contributors and editors to support the creation and publication of our content for the upcoming summer term and beyond.

The platform welcomes all types of media, including:

  • News Articles: Keep our readers updated on the latest environmental developments.
  • Features: Dive deep into stories that highlight significant environmental phenomena and the people involved. We particularly encourage features that highlight work you or your collaborators are involved in!
  • Op-Eds: Share your opinions and insights on pressing environmental issues.
  • Creative Fiction & Nonfiction: Use your storytelling skills to explore environmental themes.
  • Multimedia: Enrich our content with videos, podcasts, photo essays, and other multimedia formats.

This is a fantastic chance to develop your writing, editing, and creative skills while contributing to a meaningful cause. Whether you’re an experienced writer or just starting out, all levels of experience are welcome.  If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please reach out to us at hbricker@g.ucla.edu.
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The COAST 2024-25 Student Travel Awards Program is now accepting applications for both remote and in-person conferences!

COAST provides support for continuing CSU undergraduate and graduate students to attend and present the results of original ocean and coastal research at scientific conferences. We are now accepting applications for conferences occurring July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025.

Applications are accepted on a continual basis until funding is expended. 

For more details, please read the full announcement at https://www.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/coast/funding/Pages/Student-Travel.aspx
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2025 California Sea Grant State Fellowship Program

What: This fellowship provides a unique educational opportunity for soon-to-be or recent graduates who are interested in marine, coastal, and/or watershed resources and in the decisions affecting those resources in California. Over 300 fellows have been matched with over 40 unique hosts since its launch in 1987. Many alumni are now employed in key positions in government at the state and federal level with 80 percent of participants in a given year going on to jobs in policy and/or resource management after completing their fellowship

Applications due: June 14th by 5:00PM PT
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The NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) Policy Team is seeking to hire two Policy Analysts.

For those interested, please note this job announcement is open for 7 days from Monday, June 10 to the closing date of Monday, June 17. The duty station is Silver Spring, Maryland only. 

Job Announcement # (DE): NOS-24-12436903-DE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/794827100

For additional questions, contact Rachel Fontana (rachel.fontana@noaa.gov)
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 2025 Delta Science Fellowship

What: This fellowship funds research projects of up to two years in duration that will advance the state of knowledge underlying high priority science issues that affect the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and its management as an integrated socio-ecological system. 

Notice of Intent due: June 24, 2024 by 5:00PM PT
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Kelp Plan Internship, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Kelp Plan Intern will help in the development and implementation of the Kelp Plan by developing education and outreach material, cataloging kelp digital imagery, developing a visual model of the Central California kelp ecosystem, and developing a regional clearing house of related information. June 1, 2024- October 1, 2024 (flexible).  Open until filled
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Climate Change and National Marine Sanctuary Facilities and Operations Internship, National Marine Sanctuary

The intern will build their understanding of assessing and addressing climate change drivers and impacts in the context of an expansive organization like the federal government, while assisting ONMS in inventorying, reducing, and communicating about greenhouse gas emissions and how climate change is impacting sanctuary operations and facilities.  July 1- November 1, 2024 (flexible). Part-time (20 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week).  Open until filled
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Identifying and Compiling Socioeconomic and Socioecological Climate Change Indicators for Sanctuary Communities Internship, National Marine Sanctuary

The intern will develop their capacity to identify, collect, and compile existing socioeconomic & socioecological data related to climate change, while assisting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS).  July 1- November 1, 2024 (flexible). Part-time (20 hours/week) or full-time (40 hours/week).  Open until filled
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The California Dune Science Network is seeking a postgraduate or graduate student researcher to assist us in advancing our understanding of coastal dune processes and dynamics. Interested applicants should email their CV and a short paragraph about their interest to ca.dunes.nbs@gmail.com. There is no priority review date but they are looking to hire as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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UCSB Sea Turtle Field Course and Expedition 2 WEEK PROGRAM COSTA RICA, SUMMER 2024  

Created by a graduate from UC Santa Bárbara - Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (BIOMA) offers experiential learning and hands-on research experience. Our participants collaborate side by side with experts to learn about sea turtle biology, ecology and management while doing impactful on-site conservation work and living in a local community. Student will build skills of real-world application, boost their resume and knowledge while discovering incredible landscapes at Costa Rica’s Pacific sunshine coast. 

APPLY to not only learn about sea turtles and science. It's about connecting people and creating an unbreakable bond between science and humanities. 
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The Field Experiences Support Program is now open for applications for the 2023-24 school year. We are now accepting applications for this program on a rolling basis, but no later than June 30, 2024, 5pm PST.

This program supports currently matriculated CSU undergraduate and graduate students to increase participation in ocean and coastal field experiences by economically challenged students. These funds can be used to support or enhance your participation in a CSU class, a research project led by a CSU faculty member, or a field course at an accredited institution. 

Funds must be used to allow you to do something you wouldn't be able to do otherwise or wouldn't be able to do without creating significant financial hardship. Applications from students who already have considerable field experience will be considered, but support for students who have little or no field experience will be prioritized.

Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/coast/funding/Pages/student-funding.aspx#field-experiences.
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The California Recreational Fisheries Survey Project is currently accepting Scientific Aid applications from highly-motivated and dedicated individuals who would like to work in the field, on and around boats, in a fast-paced setting.

Duties will include collecting recreational fishery data and biological samples at public launch ramps/docks/piers/etc., identifying finfish and invertebrates to species and collect biological data, and conduct onboard sampling of Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels.

See https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/CRFS/Employment for full details and application instructions.
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Introducing a new program called Climate-Ready Engineers for Water Resources Applications (CREW-RA) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). They are currently looking for well-qualified and highly motivated students who are interested in gaining hands-on research experience with water, climate, and engineering-related topics for our 2024-2025 cohorts. This flyer has more information about this opportunity including funding, internship at LBNL, and the application process.
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Thriving Earth Exchange, a branch of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) that helps to address science concerns from communities, is recruiting volunteer scientists. There are many opportunities available all over the United States, and the world! The positions are open until filled.
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Other events and scholarships can be found on the Associated Students webpage.

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