S.C. Sea Grant Consortium
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John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The application period for 2025 fellowships is now open through February 15, 2024.

About the Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

Successful applicants will be matched with a host in the legislative or executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one year paid fellowship.

South Carolina Placements

Knauss Fellowship applicants from the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium have regularly been awarded placements, including at the NOAA National Sea Grant Office, the Oceanographer of the Navy, the NOAA Research Climate Program Office, the Office of Senator Daniel. K. Akaka (D-HI), and NOAA Legislative Affairs.

Hear from a recent South Carolina Knauss Fellow and follow the careers of two S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Knauss Fellows.

How to Apply

Review both the Student Applicant Guide to Sea Grant Fellowships and the 2025 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Student Guide.

Contact Susannah Sheldon, Research and Fellowships Manager, with any questions or to submit your application materials.