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Applications are currently being accepted until 11:59 PM ET on February 5, 2024


To be eligible for a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, applicants must be graduate students in any field sharing a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids. These fields include classical fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, meteorology, astrophysics, planetary atmospheres, geological fluid dynamics, hydromagnetics, physics and applied mathematics.

Fellows will be expected to attend the full ten weeks of the Program, complete a research project pursued under the supervision of the staff, and present a lecture and a written report for a proceedings volume at the end of the program.


In addition to the formal application form, the following are required

  • A current CV or resume that shows educational background and work experience;
  • At least three written recommendations;
  • A short statement (1 page or less double-spaced) that outlines your educational background and provides a synopsis, for the non-specialist, of your studies and research to date; and
  • A short statement (1 page or less double-spaced) of what you might hope to accomplish in a GFD Fellowship at WHOI.


Applications for Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowships are welcome from graduate students with an academic interest in the nonlinear dynamics of fluid flows. The application can be completed on-line using the link to the right.

Completed applications will be accepted until February 5. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.

Further information may also be obtained by contacting:

The GFD Steering Committee
Academic Programs Office, Clark Laboratory, MS #31
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541
(508) 289-2950
Fax: (508) 457-2115

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Organization