Applications must be received by 4 p.m.(local time) on November 16, 2004 by a state Sea Grant Program [or by the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) in the case of an institution of higher education in a non-Sea Grant state]. Applications are to be forwarded to the NSGO by the state Sea Grant Programs by 4 p.m. EST on November 23, 2004.
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Cooperative Agreement, Grant
Today's global economy is putting unprecedented demands on the US industrial community for innovation and new technology. This situation presents challenges to industry and academic institutions to develop new paradigms leading to more efficient utilization of available human, fiscal, and technical resources. This can be accomplished through the recruitment of graduates trained in technologies relevant to an industry=s future and the creation of opportunities for collaboration between industrial and academic scientists and engineers. Academically well trained students with exposure to advanced industrial issues constitute a critical component of success in that endeavor. To respond to the need for strengthened ties between academia and industry, Sea Grant developed the Sea Grant - Industry Fellowship Program (Industry Fellowship Program) in 1995.
Each fellow will be a graduate student selected through national competition, and will be known as a (Company Name)/Sea Grant Industry Fellow.
The goals of the Industry Fellowship Program are to 1) enhance the education and training provided to top graduate students in academic institutions in the United States and its territories; 2) provide real world experience of industrial issues to graduate students and to accelerate their career development; 3) increase interactions between the nation=s top scientists and engineers and their industrial counterparts; 4) accelerate the exchange of information and technologies between academic institutions and industry; 5) provide a mechanism for industry to influence Sea Grant research priorities and solve problems of importance to industry; and 6) forge long term relationships between Sea Grant Colleges and industrial firms.
The Industry Fellowship Program, in cooperation with specific companies, provides up to two years of support for highly qualified graduate students who are pursuing research and development projects on topics of interest to a particular industry/company. Academic institution faculty are the major source for identifying potential industrial collaborators and suitable research topics. However, other sources can be used to identify potential industrial partners including the Sea Grant extension program, and university industrial relations offices. Sea Grant directors are encouraged to use a variety of sources in building successful partnerships with industry.
Who can apply:
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
Eligible functional categories:
Sea Grant Support
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Grants Management Division