Scholar and Fellowship Appointments
Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography. The awards are designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis placed on the individual's research promise.
Marine Policy Fellowships are offered to professionals in the social sciences, law, or the natural sciences who wish to apply their training to investigations of problems involving the use of the oceans. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's objective is to provide a year-long advanced learning experience in ocean policy problems involving the interdisciplinary application of social science and natural science to marine policy problems. Fields currently emphasized are economics, law, statistics, public policy, natural resources management, and international relations.
Postdoctoral Fellows may be appointed in two types of categories: Postdoctoral Scholar Fellows supported by Institution scholarship funds, or Postdoctoral Fellows who have been competitively awarded national or international postdoctoral fellowships.