Applications that identify transdisciplinary learning interests related to specific aspects of the NOAA enterprise, as well as NOAA and OSU colleagues with whom they would like to work, will be more competitive.
The overall goals of the Program are to 1) encourage training opportunities for those interested in NOAA mission related careers; 2) increase available expertise related to living and non-living marine resource conservation and management decisions; 3) foster closer relationships between undergraduate students and NOAA; and 4) provide real-world transdisciplinary experience to undergraduate students that accelerates their career development.
The Fellowships provide $7,000 support for undergraduate students with interdisciplinary interests, such as intersections between social and natural sciences and natural resource management, working towards a BA or BS. Each Fellow will be required to work closely with an expert (mentors) from both NOAA and OSU who may provide data for the Fellow's study, serve on the student's advisory committee, and host a summer internship associated with a NOAA facility. NOAA Mentors will be from participating NOAA Science Centers or Offices.