Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

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Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program: The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly to women and minorities. Individuals who have been accepted to a graduate program and are U.S. citizens may apply. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendation, research and career goals, and financial need. Applicants must have and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average each term cumulatively and maintain full-time student status for the duration of the appointment. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $32,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $20,000 in addition to a tuition allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $20,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. A maximum of $84,000 may be provided to masters students (up to 2 years of support and one research collaboration opportunity) and up to $168,000 may be provided to doctoral students (up to 4 years of support and two research collaboration opportunities). Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients will travel to Silver Spring, MD, for a NOAA Orientation and to meet with National Marine Sanctuaries Program staff. Awards will include travel expenses to attend the mandatory Scholarship Program orientation. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship recipients will also be required to participate in a research collaboration at a NOAA facility. Master`s candidates will be supported for one research collaboration opportunity and Doctoral candidates will be supported for up to two research collaboration opportunities over the duration of the scholarship. The research collaboration opportunity is designed to allow scholars to conduct their research at a NOAA facility and on NOAA mission research for four to six weeks. Support for the research opportunity may be used toward allowable travel costs such as: Travel to and from the NOAA facility, housing, and per diem while conducting research at the NOAA facility. Applicants who are awarded the Nancy Foster Scholarship will identify their research collaboration opportunity(s) topic and NOAA facility during the initial scholarship year. Additional Information about the scholarship can be obtained in the full announcement text of the Federal Funding Opportunity.
Federal Grant Title: Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program
Federal Agency Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Grant Categories: Education Environment Natural Resources Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SEC-OED-2009-2001418
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.481
CFDA Descriptions: Educational Partnership Program
Current Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2009 Compl
Original Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2009 Compl
Posted Date: Jan 05, 2009
Creation Date: Jan 05, 2009
Archive Date: Apr 30, 2009
Total Program Funding: $500,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Only individuals who are United States citizens currently pursuing a masters or doctoral level degree in oceanography, marine biology or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, and resource management of ocean and coastal areas) at a U.S. accredited graduate institution are eligible for an award under this scholarship program. In addition, students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.0 and maintain full-time student status for every term and for the duration of their award. Universities or other organizations may not apply on behalf of an individual. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to apply for this scholarship. Eligibility must be maintained for each succeeding year of support and annual reporting requirements, to be specified at a later date, will apply.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Steve Drescher Policy Advisor Phone 301-713-0926

For application download issues. [steve.j.drescher@noaa.gov]
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