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John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Closing date for applications: February 21, 2020

About the Fellowship

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

Three decades ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program established the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship to provide a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions that affect those resources.

Successful applicants will spend one year in a legislative or executive host office in the Washington, DC area.

Eligibility

An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program in an accredited U.S. institution as of the application deadline. Competition for these select fellowships is nationwide in scope, and involves a formal application process, screening interviews, and a final selection process of the most qualified candidates.

South Carolina Placements

Examples of South Carolina fellow placements are the NOAA National Sea Grant Office, Oceanographer of the Navy, NOAA Research Climate Program Office, Office of Senator Daniel. K. Akaka (D-HI), and NOAA Legislative Affairs.

How to Apply

Applicants should closely review the National Sea Grant Office Knauss Fellowship web page and apply to the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium.

For more information and assistance, contact Susannah Sheldon, Research and Fellowship Manager, at (843) 953-2083 or Susannah.Sheldon@scseagrant.org.