NOTE: Applicants should take an active role in contacting faculty member(s) who could potentially advise them, as well as make an effort to seek funding before applying.
Funding & Fellowships
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has several financial programs to assist graduate students with the cost of advanced studies. These programs apply to degree-seeking, matriculated students only. Non-degree students who have not received formal admission to the university, sometimes called "Special Students" at UMass Dartmouth, are generally not eligible to receive financial aid.
External Fellowships and Support
Graduate students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth who are enrolled in degree programs and are directly supported by a national funding agency (such as the Fulbright Scholar Program or the National Science Foundation) or research funds from another academic institution are usually eligible for a tuition waiver and an adjustment of the curriculum support fee to the in-state level; however, adjustments vary dependent upon the award and students who have secured external support are encouraged to contact the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies to confirm the waiver benefits they would receive if admitted. Final determination of eligibility for a waiver and the amount of the waiver will be made by the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies.
Distinguished Doctoral Fellows
The Distinguished Doctoral Fellows annually receive a $24,000 stipend plus full tuition and Curriculum Support Fee waivers. Their support is guaranteed for 4 years post-bachelor´s or three years post-master´s degree (subject to enrolling full-time, maintaining a 3.5 GPA, and making satisfactory progress). These awards will be issued only to outstanding applicants.
First-Year Doctoral Fellows
The First Year Doctoral Fellows receive one year of support that includes a stipend of $16,000 plus a full tuition and Curriculum Support Fee waiver. Like the Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships, these will be awarded only to strong applicants who enroll full-time, maintain a 3.5 GPA, and make satisfactory progress. The goal is for the fellows to have one year to focus on course work while they seek out a research advisor who can support their remaining studies.
- Graduate Research Opportunities in Ocean Mixing and Stirring
- Graduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry
- NUWC Student Programs
The School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications from qualified students to our Ph.D. program to work on problems relating to ocean mixing.
Present research areas include numerical modeling of small-scale mixing in the ocean in the context of oceanographic field studies using dye and drifter release experiments.
Successful applicants are eligible for a tuition waiver plus an annual stipend.
A bachelor's or master's degree in oceanography, physics, applied mathematics, engineering or related field is required. Applicants should have strong mathematical and computer skills and some background in physical and/or earth sciences.
Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until positions are filled. Full-time enrollment beginning no later than Fall 2016, is expected.
Interested applicants should complete a full application to our graduate program, and send a copy of their statement of interest, current resume, GRE scores, and academic transcripts to:
Graduate Research Assistant in Ocean Mixing and Stirring
Attn: Dr. Miles A. Sundermeyer
School for Marine Science & Technology
706 South Rodney French Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02744-1221
The School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications from qualified students to our master's and doctoral programs to work on research projects relating to biogeochemical particle fluxes and sedimentation, ocean particle dynamics, and the interplay between major nutrient cycles and plankton ecology.
Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: geochemical analyses of sediment trap samples, micropaleontology and elemental studies of sediment cores, computer-based image analysis of ocean particles and plankton, benthic nepheloid layer resuspension dynamics and modeling, and benthic-pelagic coupling of biogeochemical cycles. Student research projects will be highly interdisciplinary and most will consist of laboratory as well as field-based activities.
A bachelor's or master's degree in physical and/or earth sciences or oceanography is required. Applicants should possess moderate to strong computer and mathematical skills, depending on the graduate project selected. Review of applications is ongoing. Applications to our graduate program are available from our website: http://www1.umassd.edu/graduate/prospects/programselect.cfm.
Interested applicants should also send a statement of interest and current resume to:
Graduate Research Assistant in Biogeochemistry
Attn: Dr. Cindy Pilskaln
School for Marine Science & Technology
706 South Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02744-1221
For more information please contact:
Dr. Cindy Pilskaln
voice: (508) 910-6327
fax: (508) 910-6371
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, offers a suite of research and employment opportunities for students that can be dovetailed with graduate studies at SMAST.
- Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)
-18-27 students at NUWC for 10 weeks in summer
- Application deadline mid-January
- Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
- Student commits to working at NUWC upon completion of degree – receives scholarship from DoD
- National Science Foundation (NNCS) partnership
-Student commits to working at NUWC upon completion of degree
- Application deadline early June
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
- Summer work at a DoD Lab
- Application deadline January