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Funding and Opportunities

Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium
March 16–20, 2015; Washington, DC
Early career marine geoscientists will engage in leadership and communications training and begin the process of forming interdisciplinary research collaborations. The deadline to apply is December 22, 2014. Learn more.
Posted 12.12.14

2015 MATE/UNOLS Six-Month Internship. The MATE Center and the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2015 MATE/UNOLS six-month internship through January 5, 2015. Learn more.
Posted 12.3.14

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) is seeking to fund environmental research and development in the Resource Conservation and Climate Change program area. This program supports the development of the science, technologies, and methods needed to manage DoD's installation infrastructure in a sustainable way. Learn more.
Posted 11.11.14

OCE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Submission Deadline: December 8, 2014. This fellowship is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential and provide them with experience that will establish them in positions of leadership in the scientific community. Learn more.
Posted 11.05.14

OCE Research Initiation Grants. Submission Deadline: January 12, 2015. This program provides startup funding for researchers who have been recently appointed to tenure track (or equivalent) positions at US academic institutions, with the twin goals of enhancing their research careers and broadening the participation of under-represented groups in ocean sciences. Learn more.
Posted 11.05.14

Professional Development Program. The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) is now accepting applications for the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD'S–GEO REU) Professional Development Program. Applicants can apply online at:
Posted 9.2.14

S&T Policy Fellowships Chat Series. Join us for a live, text-based chat session to learn about the AAAS Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellowships. Current and alumni fellows and fellowship staff will answer your questions about the fellows' science-policy initiatives on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies, the career impact these fellowships can have, the application process, and more! Learn more.
Posted 6.6.14

Competition. The XPRIZE Foundation is collaborating with ocean philanthropist Wendy Schmidt to offer $2 million dollars in prizes to address ocean acidification through the development of breakthrough pH sensor technology. Visit the website for more information.
Posted 4.30.14

Scholarships/Fellowships. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme that provides up to AU$272,500 for study, research or professional development opportunities between Australia and the world. For more information or to apply, visit
Posted 4.28.14



Marine Scientist. The Environmental Company ( based in the State of Qatar, Arabian Gulf is seeking a qualified Marine Scientist to join the team with Experience in Marine Biology, field monitoring, analysis, and write scientific report and a Valid approved diving license. Learn more.
Posted 12.12.14

Graduate Fellowships in Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture. The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) will create a globally recognized research network that advances new knowledge and innovation to strengthen Maine's coastal social, economic, and environmental communities. SEANET will be awarding 20 Ph.D. and Masters fellowships. Graduate students will investigate marine social ecological systems while developing sustainable ecological aquaculture in Maine. Learn more.
Posted 12.2.14

Postdoctoral Fellow. CIRA at Colorado State University seeks to fill a postdoctoral fellowship position for its collaborative research with NOAA/NESDIS in College Park, Maryland (office will be in College Park). Individual will be a member of the SST Team with responsibility for the development of improved cloud mask and SST algorithms for VIIRS onboard S-NPP and JPSS satellites, AHI/ABI onboard geostationary Himawari and GOES-R satellites, AVHRR onboard NOAA and MetOp satellites, MODIS onboard Terra/Aqua platforms, and SEVIRI onboard MSG. Learn more.
Posted 12.2.14

Director, CalCOFI Program and Professor. We seek a leader for the SIO component of CalCOFI who can provide strategic leadership, effectively manage the program, connect the program even more closely to our academic and research activities at SIO and partner institutions, promote understanding and use of the results nationally and internationally, and initiate creative scientific research. Participate actively in teaching and mentoring, secure support for graduate students, and sustain an innovative program of research. Learn more.
Posted 12.1.14

Program Director. The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Marine Geology and Geophysics Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Arlington, VA. Specific details are on the USAJOBS website. To apply for a Permanent Appointment, see Job Announcement OCE-2015-0002. To apply for a Federal Temporary, IPA, or VSEE Appointment, see Job Announcement OCE-2015-0003.
Posted 11.21.14

Assistant Professor. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in geophysical fluid dynamics/climate dynamics. We seek a scientist who employs theoretical, observational, and/or numerical methods to study coupled geophysical fluid dynamical processes within the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and/or lithosphere. Learn more.
Posted 11.18.14

Program Associate, Marine Microbiology Initiative. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is seeking a Program Associate with a broad interest in Science to provide programmatic support to the Marine Microbiology Initiative. The primary responsibility is to ensure that the systems to manage grants and strategic workflows are implemented efficiently by the MMI team through effective coordination of team processes and activities. Learn more.
Posted 11.06.14

Oceanographic Data Specialist. Supports, maintains, and develops University of Hawaii Data Acquisition System (UHDAS) acquisition and processing software and UHDAS installation procedures. Manages, installs, maintains, supports and upgrades UHDAS on NOAA research ships. Promotes the acquisition and scientific application of high-quality ADCP data in the NOAA fleet. Learn more.
Posted 11.05.14

Associate Professor. The University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Department of Biology in Trondheim announces a vacant position as Associate Professor in biological oceanography. Application deadline is December 12, 2014. Learn more.
Posted 11.05.14

Assistant/Associate Professor of Marine Science. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is seeking to fill a tenure track position in the area of Marine Science with a specialization in Physical Oceanography and an interest in Marine Technology Instrumentation for September 2015. Go to, and enter employment in the search box.
Posted 10.23.14

OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship is seeking to appoint a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, with a background in marine bio-optical research, to investigate the mechanisms that determine the 3D structure of phytoplankton productivity and carbon cycling in ocean ecosystems. Learn more.
Posted 10.23.14

Director, Ira C. Darling Marine Center. The University of Maine seeks an individual to provide innovative leadership for its coastal marine laboratory. The position is tenured, at the associate or full professor level. A doctorate (Ph.D.) in a marine-related field is required. For more information, visit and click here to apply.
Posted 10.15.14

Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Climate Change Oceanography. The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science at the Stennis Space Center is offering a tenure-track position in marine chemistry at the assistant professor level. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field and have demonstrated research experience. For more information, visit (Job Posting # 0003293).
Posted 10.14.14

Assistant Professor in Marine Chemistry. The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science at the Stennis Space Center is offering a tenure-track position in marine chemistry at the assistant professor level. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field and have demonstrated field and laboratory research experience. For more information, visit (Job Posting #0003282).
Posted 10.9.14

Preceptor (teaching/curriculum development) in Earth and Planetary Sciences. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at Harvard seeks applications for the position of Preceptor. The Preceptor will assist broadly with curricular activities, notably working with faculty to organize and implement lab and section content across the spectrum of earth sciences. Learn more.
Posted 10.9.14

Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) is seeking an Assistant Professor of Marine Science. Teaching expectations include undergraduate courses in introductory chemistry for science and non-science majors, marine geochemistry, and additional courses and electives dependent on the successful candidate's area of expertise. Learn more.
Posted 10.7.14

Tenure-Track Professor in Marine Geoscience.
Seoul National University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is searching for one tenure-track (assistant/associate/full) professor in Marine Geoscience (Geochemistry). This position was created to promote diversity within the university. Learn more.
Posted 10.1.14

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Coastal & Marine Initiative, Florida State University. Florida State University is continuing its major interdisciplinary initiative in the broadly defined area of Coastal & Marine Research. During the 2014-15 academic year the initiative will be recruiting up to five tenure-track faculty members; the search is open with respect to rank. Learn more.
Posted 10.1.14

Faculty Positions. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions in ocean and estuarine science. We seek candidates whose research is relevant to understanding fundamental processes and the environmental challenges associated with climate change and variability, eutrophication, and ecosystem resilience under multi-stressors in coastal and oceanic systems. Learn more.
Posted 10.1.14

Postdoctoral Fellowships. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for Postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of the Earth, environmental and ocean sciences. Candidates should have recently completed their Ph.D. or should expect to complete their degree requirements by September 2015. Learn more.
Posted 10.1.14