Amount: up to $42,000: a 12-month stipend of $30,000, in addition to an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000; and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. A maximum of $94,000 may be provided to masters students (up to 2 years of support and one research collaboration opportunity) and up to $188,000 may be provided to doctoral students (up to 4 years of support and two research collaboration opportunities).
Deadline: December 3 Applications for the 2021 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program, administered by the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, will not be accepted this year due to continuing uncertainty over the COVID-19 national health crisis and its impact on field research operations. Since the pandemic began, NOAA has restricted field research activities across the National Marine Sanctuary System out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our staff and their families, volunteers, and visitors. NOAA plans to announce a decision about the 2022 Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program in Fall 2021.