Information for Prospective Postdocs, Graduate Students, and Undergraduate Summer Fellows

A detailed description of WHOI's educational opportunities is available at the WHOI Academic Programs Office website.

Prospective students and postdocs should have a strong quantitative background and be interested in questions in population, community, and spatial ecology. If you are interested in the research described on this website, feel free to contact me with a description of your background and interests along with a CV.

WHOI offers 18-month postdoctoral scholarships that support postdocs to pursue their research interests. Interested applicants should also consider pursuing external funding opportunities such as the Smith Conservation Research Fellowship or NSF postdoctoral research opportunities such as the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, the Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellowship, and the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. I encourage postdoctoral applicants to contact me about current research opportunities in the lab.

Graduate Students
Students interested in graduate studies at WHOI can apply to the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. Before contacting me, please review the Admissions Section (including the FAQs). Additional information is provided in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program Biological Oceanography Handbook. Potential applicants are advised to investigate additional sources of funding such as the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (deadline is usually mid-November). Note that the application deadline for the Joint Program is usually during the first week of January and students must have completed the GRE (and TOEFL for international students).

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students interested in conducting summer research projects should apply to the WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program or the Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program. Both of these programs provide financial support and housing, and have application deadlines in February. Students whose home institutions support externships during the school year are also encouraged to contact me.

Graduate Student and Postdoc Resources

Ecology, Marine Biology, and Policy Fellowships for Students and Postdocs

Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdocs