Addison E. Verrill and Henry Bryant Bigelow were leaders in the field of marine science. In keeping with the spirit of these great researchers, the DMC grants facility awards to graduate students from outside institutions.
The Addison E. Verrill Awards for Marine Biology and the Henry Bryant Bigelow Awards for Oceanography are offered to graduate students looking to collect samples or conduct experiments at a world class marine laboratory. Each award provides up to $3400 annually for 1-4 years of facility use: housing, laboratory space, aquaria, SCUBA support and boat rentals. Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program. Preference will be given to students who conduct field-oriented studies, but who have had limited marine lab or field station experience.
- Awards are available for 1-4 years to promote long term research projects. If you are applying for a multi-year award you must include a budget and research plan for each year and an annual letter of continued support must be submitted by your thesis advisor.
- Lodging is double occupancy dorm room.
- Scuba support available only to those meeting UMaine and AAUS dive requirements
- R/V charters cannot account for more than $1700 of award.
- Graduate awards are not transferable to advisor.
To apply, graduate students must submit:
- Completed Graduate Award Application and Budget Form
- Essay as described on application form
- Letter of recommendation from thesis advisor
Application materials should be mailed or faxed to:
Linda Healy, Graduate Student Awards Coordinator
Darling Marine Center
193 Clarks Cove Rd.
Walpole, ME 04573
Application deadline: February 15.
Notification deadline: March 15.
Questions about the program? Call 207-563-8220.
The fact that the DMC now awards multi-year awards allows me to complete an entire Ph.D. thesis here! It also allows me to address seasonal and annual fluctuations in my system and makes for a more complete story. Thanks.
~ Rachel Lasley, Verrill Award Recipient 2007-2009