Research Areas


Applications will be accepted from new or recent doctoral recipients with research interests associated with the following:

Research Departments

Applicants who wish to conduct research on topics of general interest to one or more of the departments are encouraged to apply. Five to six awards are anticipated. Information about the individual Departments and their research can be found by visiting the following department links.

Ocean Institutes

With the aim of fostering interdisciplinary research addressing critical issues, WHOI has established four institutes.  We anticipate that we will award a scholarship to support research within the Institutes.  Information about the individual Institutes and their research themes can found from the links below:

National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) Facility

will award a fellowship in the development and implementation of new techniques in marine science radiocarbon studies.
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United States Geological Survey (USGS)

A joint USGS/WHOI award will be given to a postdoc whose research is in an area of common interest between USGS and WHOI Scientific Staff.  The individual will interact with both USGS and WHOI based advisors on their research.  More information about the U.S. Geological Survey’s Woods Hole Science Center can be found here.