Student Research and Education Awards

The Friends of Long Marine Lab (FLML), a volunteer support organization affiliated with the Seymour Center and IMS, has committed funds to support both student research and education projects in the marine sciences at UCSC.

Each fall, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and the Institute of Marine Sciences hold an open competition for UCSC students to encourage research and education projects in the marine sciences. For student research, all geographic areas of study is considered. For marine science education, projects must be affiliated with the public education program at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Awards are made to both undergraduate students and graduate students (both masters and doctoral). The average award is typically $500-$700. No awards are greater than $1,000.

Awards are made possible from annual income on six endowed funds:

The call for proposals come out each fall. Information and guidelines can be found on the Seymour Center website.

For questions, please contact Amy Kaskowitz: or 831-459-3800.