December 20, 2013

The NOAA Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship application period is now open. 

The Knauss Fellowship, established in 1979, provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. 

The National Sea Grant College Program awarded 49 Fellowships to highly qualified graduate students in 2013. Each student was placed with a “host” in the legislative or executive branch of government in Washington, DC to learn about marine policy. 

Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 14, 2014, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program, that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources is eligible to apply. The graduate degree needs to be awarded through a United States accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories.

Applications are due February 14th, 2014 at 5:00PM local time to the local Sea Grant programs. Interested students should discuss this fellowship with their State Sea Grant Program or Project Director. Lake Champlain Sea Grant is recruiting exceptional students from around the state and the Lake Champlain basin to apply for the 2015 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Please note that all applications must be submitted to and endorsed by a NOAA Sea Grant program to be considered for the national award.  Vermont and northeastern New York graduate students considering applying for the fellowship or seeking more information should visit the  National Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship website for additional information.