NOAA CESSRST Fellowship Overview

NOAA CESSRST Fellowship Overview

About NOAA CESSRST Fellowship Opportunity

The NOAA CESSRST Center, funded by the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institution [EPP/MSI] is looking for 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 and 10 Graduate] are available to eligible students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A full-time student in one of the following universities/Colleges
    • City University of New York, NY
    • Hampton University, VA
    • 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 an 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:

  • An opportunity to 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
  • Graduate fellows, [Master’s and PhD], conduct 12-week NOAA Experiential Research and Training Opportunities [NERTO] in a NOAA Federal facility identified by the faculty advisor 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 http://www.noaa.gov/office-education/epp-msi/undergraduate-scholarship
  • Access to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [DEI] learning environment and support system for students’ success – no student left behind!
  • Assistance in job placement to help connect students with NOAA-related job opportunities.
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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 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 interview.
  • Select faculty advisors and respective Campus PIs will interview the applicants, based on the students’ application, research areas of interest and future career goals.
  • 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