NSF Fellowship


NSF Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Program Fellowship: Social Science Partnership with NOAA.

One to 3 year fellowship in which scientists partner with and are based at a government agency. Targets interdisciplinary research and education enabling scientists to apply their research and management and policy priorities while working directly with Federal program managers and decision makers.Social science is gaining increased attention within NOAA and, consequently, we are seeking partnerships with social scientists who would like to apply their research to NOAA priorities — weather, climate, coasts and fisheries. We are particularly keen to pursue partnerships related to the following social science areas:

Risk communication to understand how best to convey hazard warnings to the public
Weather response behavior to understand how to ensure timely and effective protective actions
Socioeconomic assessments to optimize marine fisheries management
Ecosystem service valuations to demonstrate the importance of coastal management
Interdisciplinary decision support work for climate assessments
Social coastal vulnerabilities to understand and mitigate risk
Incorporation of economics into resource damage assessments
Understanding and communicating the value of NOAA’s products and services

To pursue this opportunity, please review the NSF Fellowship solicitation - click solicitation 12-601). This opportunity is open to early-career scholars (within 36 months of receiving their Ph.D. and not tenure-track). SEES awards provide salary support, research expenses and travel support for a maximum of 3 years. Twenty awards were granted last year. Proposals are due November 21, 2013. Questions about NSF-specific issues can be addressed to Dr. Robert O’Connor ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

If your interests are relevant to the above NOAA topics, and you would like to pursue a partnership, please contact Leah Bunce Karrer of NOAA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will connect you with NOAA colleagues with relevant interests.