Lobster Institute Graduate Research Fellowship Available for Fall, 2020


This fellowship is supported by UMaine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture.

A one-year graduate research assistantship including stipend, tuition and insurance for a student conducting research on any aspect of the American lobster fishery. The prospective student must be either already enrolled in or recently accepted by the admissions committee of any unit within UMaine’s College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture. Advising faculty are expected to supply at least one year of matching support for the student. The advisor will be or become an affiliated faculty member of UMaine’s Lobster Institute. Both advisor and student will also be expected to participate in associated outreach activities complementary to their research.

The financial terms of the one-year fellowship are as follows.

  • Stipend:  $21,100
  • Tuition:  up to 19 credits
  • Health Insurance:  50% of the basic student plan.

Advising faculty are asked to submit:

(1) Name of the prospective student,

(2) Student’s enrollment status (enrolled or entering)

(3) Brief project description (not to exceed 300 words) including a statement of the student’s involvement in research and outreach activity.

(4) Sources of additional support beyond one year. State whether these sources are secured or pending.

Application review will begin  March, 2020.

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of alignment with the Lobster Institute mission and potential impact to priority issues.  For details see the Institute’s Visioning document.

Submit questions and applications by email to: Richard Wahle, Ph.D.,  Director, Lobster Institute, lobsterinstitute@maine.edu