John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
The program matches graduate students with host agencies in Washington, D.C., such as congressional offices, the National Marine Fisheries Service, or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. For one year, fellows work on a range of policy and management projects related to ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Fellows can be placed in the federal legislative or executive branches; learn more about what legislative fellows do.
The fellowship will run from February 1, 2025 through January 31, 2026. Application deadline was February 15, 2024 at 5pm.
Any student who is in a graduate or professional program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a U.S. accredited institution of higher education may apply.
How to Apply
- Application Guide (applies to all NOAA fellowships)
- 2025 Knauss Fellowship Student Guide (PDF)
- Student Applicant Guide to Sea Grant Fellowships (PDF)
- Knauss Fellowship Website
- Online application (closed)
Application deadline was February 15, 2024 at 5pm. Submit applications via the online form. Official transcripts are required but can be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results will be announced by the National Sea Grant Office mid-summer 2024.
National Sea Grant College Program and NOAA. The program is named in honor of one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator John A. Knauss.
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