In 1968 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative academic program leading to graduate degrees in oceanography and in oceanographic engineering. Joint degrees are single documents awarded by both institutions.
Scientists and students gather for a ten-week research and study program in Woods Hole each summer to explore specific topics in the general area of geophysical fluid dynamics. Up to ten competitive fellowships are available for graduate students.
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.
Postdoctoral Investigator positions are available at the Institution. Investigators normally will be required to conduct research and studies in areas directly relevant to existing grants or contracts.
The Physical Oceanography staff recognizes that postdoctoral scholars and investigators are at a critical point in their careers and benefit from constructive advice and regular review with feedback during their appointment. Towards that end, the following mentoring/review process was implemented in September 2010.
The aim of these 6-month-long fellowships is to introduce undergraduate students to nearshore field research and to scientific studies by conducting research projects with Dr. Britt Raubenheimer.
The objective of this program is to provide a promising group of science and engineering undergraduate students early experience in oceanographic and ocean engineering research that will assist them in their career choices.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offers special educational opportunities in oceanography for minority undergraduates who are enrolled in U.S. colleges or universities.