2018-2019 COAST Graduate Student Research Award program.

Friday, September 21, 2018


We want to draw your attention to the following call for applications for the AY 2018-2019 COAST Graduate Student Research Award program.

COAST Mission: COAST promotes research and education to advance our knowledge of marine and coastal resources and the processes that affect them and disseminates scientific information to stakeholders for the development of responsible policy statewide. The scope of COAST includes

  • The open and coastal ocean;
  • Coastal zones (bays, estuaries, beaches);
  • Coastal watersheds: there must be clear and direct linkages between the organism, material or process in the watershed and the coast or ocean (e.g., anadromous fish, surface and groundwater flow, water quality).

Work supported by COAST is NOT limited to California. Please visit the COAST about page for more information.

Funding Available: CSU graduate students engaged in marine, estuarine, coastal and coastal watershed research with a CSU faculty member are invited to apply to the AY 2018-2019 COAST Graduate Student Research Award Program. These $3,000 awards provide students with valuable resources to procure critical research materials and supplies and/or to help defray living expenses and pay tuition while engaged in research. We expect to make around 30 awards this year.

Application Guidelines: The full announcement and all required forms are available at https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/coast/funding/Pages/student-funding.aspx.

Historically, these awards have been very competitive. Students should read the announcement carefully and consult with their advisor as they develop their application. Examples of highly ranked applications from prior years are available:https://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/research/coast/funding/Pages/student-research-award-applications.aspx.

Application Deadline: Completed applications need to be submitted as email attachments to graduate@share.calstate.eduby 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Please note that individual students may submit only one application in response to this announcement. Advisors may sponsor more than one student.

Informational Webinar: Any students considering applying to the program are encouraged to attend the webinar on October 3, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.Registration required.
For questions about this call, please refer to the Student Funding FAQ first, and then contact Beth Pardieck (epardieck@csumb.edu) with any remaining questions.