Great Lakes Commission - Sea Grant Fellowship

Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship (2018 Announcement - not up to date)

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. The selected fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes' science, policy, communication and education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states. The Fellow will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy analysis activities. The Fellow will be located at the Great Lakes Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The position is for one year, June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 with start and end dates negotiable to accomodate recipient needs.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include those who, at the time of application, are either enrolled in a graduate or proefessional degree program in public policy, public health, natural resources, aquatic sciences or related field at a U.S. accredited institution of higher education in the United States, or have completed their graduate or professional degree within the six months immediately prior to the time of application (e.g. graduated on or after August 1, 2017).

Application Process: Interested individuals must contact and apply for this fellowship through a Great Lakes Sea Grant program (IN/IL, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI) which serves as a sponsor for the applicant. Applications must be submitted to one (and only one) of the Great Lakes SEa Grant program directors who will screen the applications and recommend candidates to the Great Lakes Commission. 

Each application must include:

Personal and academic resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages);
Education and career goal statement emphasizing the applicant's abilities and expectations for the fellowship experience (1,000 words or less);
Two letters of recommendation, of which one must be from the student's faculty advisor or major professor. For continuing students, this letter should clearly state the professor's endorsement of the student's acceptance of the fellowship, if offered;
A personlized letter of endorsement from the sponsoring Sea Grant director that describes what makes the applicant a good candidate for the Fellowship; and 
A clear scanned copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Note: Theses papers and practicums should not be included

The deadline for applications is February 16, 2018, 6 p.m. EST/5p.m CST.

To learn more and read the full Fellowship description, visit the Great Lakes Commission website.