M.S. & Ph.D. Research and Funding Opportunities

Some of the research and funding opportunities for Fall 2021 applicants are highlighted below. Clicking on the topic of interest will give you additional details and a link to the sponsoring faculty member. If you don't see an opportunity below, it just means that you will need to contact individual VIMS faculty directly to learn about opportunities in their research group.  Tip: When contacting faculty, it helps if you provide a succinct overview of your qualifications and interests and state clearly why you are interested in a particular faculty member's program.

Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Changes on Hypoxia and Acidification in Coastal Waters

Contact: Dr. Marjy Friedrichs

Funding is available in the BioCOM lab of Dr. Marjy Friedrichs for quantitative and interdisciplinary graduate students interested in studying historical and future impacts of climate and land-use change on hypoxia and acidification of the Chesapeake Bay and coastal mid-Atlantic Bight waters. Prospective M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students interested in combining mathematical models with biological, physical, and chemical observations are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative backgrounds, including college-level physics, chemistry, and/or math coursework, and at least some computer programming experience.