Student Opportunity Announcements

PhD Fellowship Opportunites

The Department of Marine Sciences at the University of South
Alabama (USA) is seeking applicants for three PhD fellowships starting fall
2014.  Three additional fellowships are
available to USA students through the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (  All Ph.D. fellowships include a full tuition
waiver and stipend support of $20,000.  Faculty
research interests include all aspects of biological, chemical, physical, and
fisheries oceanography.  Research
programs in marine fisheries, restoration, conservation and global change
science include a strong component of marine and coastal resource management.  The graduate program is administered through
the Department of Marine Sciences on USA’s main campus in Mobile, but most
students and faculty are in residence at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, located
approximately 35 miles south of Mobile. Applications for fall admission and
fellowship support are due by February 1.  Enrollment normally begins in the fall
semester; however, spring admission will also be considered. The admissions
committee makes initial recommendations by March 15 for fall semester

Applicants applying for a Ph.D. fellowship also must apply
for admission to USA Marine Science’s doctoral program. Minimum requirements
for admission are a baccalaureate degree in a discipline related to marine
sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics), a GPA of 3.0 (4.0 point
system), and a GRE General Test score of 300.  To apply see
 Further information on research and
departmental resources can be found at or  In addition to fellowship support, several
Ph.D. and MS graduate research assistantships are also available through
individual faculty members.  All
applicants are encouraged to contact potential faculty mentors during the
application process (see  General
inquiries and specific questions about admissions or fellowships should be
addressed to the department’s Academic Counselor, Ms. Nancy Merrill at