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NOAA CESSRST Fellowship Overview

NOAA CESSRST Fellowship Overview

    About NOAA CESSRST Fellowship Program 

    NOAA CESSRST is funded by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institution (EPP/MSI). The Center is recruiting eligible undergraduate and graduate students, who are interested in academic fellowships or summer internships in support of research training, and professional experience in NOAA mission-related STEM fields. Each year nearly thirty-five (35) fellowships (25 Undergraduate & 10 Graduates) are made available to eligible students.

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    Eligibility Criteria

    • A full-time student in one of the following universities/colleges:
      City university of New York, NY; San Diego State University, CA; University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD; University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR; University of Texas, El Paso, TX
    • Must be a US Citizen. International students or permanent residents are not eligible for this opportunity.
    • Major in one of these areas of discipline:
      Engineering, Science, Biology, Geosciences, Economics, Natural Sciences
    • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and above
    • First-generation and underrepresented minority (URM) community students are strongly encouraged to apply


    Types of Funding Opportunities

    • Academic (Fall, Spring, and Summer) year Cohort Funding (degree level)
    • Summer (8-weeks) Internship (non-degree)


    Application Deadlines (annual)


    Benefits of this Fellowship (Why Should You Apply?) 

    • Work on cutting-edge research in NOAA mission-related STEM fields
    • Gain hands-on experiential learning opportunities
    • Work alongside CESSRST faculty advisors, NOAA Scientists, and professionals
    • Participate in national conferences and workshops
    • Hone technical, and life skill-sets through core competency learning modules on Remote Sensing, GIS, Data Science, and NOAA’s Social Science
    • As Graduate fellows, (Master’s and Ph.D.), conduct 12-week NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunities (NERTOin an NOAA Federal facility identified by faculty advisors and NOAA mentors
    • Peer-based learning across the Center
    • Professional networking and externships opportunities to hone workforce ready skillsets
    • Graduate school advising and informational webinars on professional preparation and training for eligible undergraduates for NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship opportunities-View Here  
    • Access to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning environment and support system for students’ success 
    • Assistance in job placement to help connect students with NOAA-related job opportunities


    Fellowship Package

    • Undergraduate students receive -
      • Research training [15 hours/week] with a stipend of $12,000/year.
    • Master’s students receive -
      • Graduate research training [min 20 hours/week] and $25,000/year covering stipend, tuition, and travel
      • NOAA Experiential Research and Training (NERTO) $5,000/12-week internship
    • Doctoral students receive -
      • Graduate research training [min 30 hours/week] and $36,000/year covering stipend, tuition, and travel
      • NOAA Experiential Research and Training (NERTO)$10,000/12-week to a one-year internship
    • Summer Bridge Interns receive -
      • Summer research and professional development $4,000/8-week


    Selection Process

    • All students must apply through the Center’s online application site.
    • The recruitment committee reviews eligible and fully completed applications.
    • The recruitment selection committee recommends eligible candidates to the Center Campus PIs, and the Center Management, for personal interviews.
    • Select faculty advisors and respective Campus PIs will interview the applicants, based on the students’ application, research areas of interest, and future career goals.
    • The faculty advisor of the recommended candidates then submits his/her nomination for placement of the student in the cohort and research group by using the Center Management Information System [MIS] – an online recruitment portal.
    • The Center Director and the Center Associate Director review the nominations and make the final decisions.
    • Selected candidates receive a fellowship award letter, detailing the funding details and programmatic requirements.

    Have questions or need more information, contact us at:

    noaacessrst@ccny.cuny.edu || 212.650.8099