January 6, 2012

Applications for the 2013 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships are now being accepted by Lake Champlain Sea Grant.  This fellowship is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Department of Commerce.  

This unique national fellowship provides eligible graduate students with one year of paid experience in Washington, D.C., working on ocean issues with U.S. congressional staff or with an executive branch resource management agency. The fellowship has proven to be a great launching pad to exciting careers in government, education, business and non-profit enterprises.

The fellowship is open to graduate students in all disciplines who have a keen interest in the nation’s marine policy and ocean resource management. Included in the 2012 group of fellows are students completing degrees in law, agriculture, public administration, geology, geophysics, fisheries, oceanography, zoology, biology and other fields.

Lake Champlain Sea Grant is recruiting exceptional students from around the state and the Lake Champlain basin to apply for the 2013 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. 

The application deadline is in mid-February 2012, so now is the time to begin working on this amazing opportunity.  Vermont and northeastern New York graduate students considering applying for the fellowship or seeking more information should see the National Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship website for additional information: http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/funding/rfp.html#knauss.

Contact Jurij Homziak, Executive Director, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, at jurij.homziak@uvm.edu or (802) 656-0682 for information on how to submit an application to our program office.