CMSI-COAST Scholars Program

The Sustainable Oceans program includes a partnership with the California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science, and Technology (COAST) to involve CSU master’s students in the Sustainable Oceans training program. This unique partnership will develop a UC Davis CMSI-COAST Scholars program with 3 CSU Masters students selected each year. The Scholars will participate in Sustainable Oceans field trips, basecamps, and research symposia. CMSI-COAST Scholars will receive a stipend along with travel costs.

  • Field trips and basecamps, which occur before the start of the second year of graduate study, will provide opportunities to network with UC Davis faculty and help Scholars develop their thesis.
  • At the end of the second year, COAST scholars will present their thesis research at the Sustainable Oceans research symposium.

The CMSI COAST scholars program will begin in Summer 2019. The call for applications will be released in November 2018 and applications will be due by 5:00 p.m. PDT on January 14, 2019. 

Undergraduates from CSU Fullerton prepare to survey populations in the rocky intertidal. Photo courtesy of William Hoese/CSUF.