Apply for 2012 Federal Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

Apply for 2012 Federal Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships

The California Sea Grant College Program is now accepting applications for 2012 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, a federal program sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Applicants should apply through the Sea Grant program in their state (or closest to them). See for locations of Sea Grant programs and contact information.

California applicants may apply through either the California Sea Grant Program in La Jolla (deadline 5 p.m., Fri., Feb. 18, 2011), or through the University of Southern California Sea Grant Program in Los Angeles.

The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in marine/ocean/Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting those resources. It matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative branch, executive branch, or appropriate associations/institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship ($38,000 for stipend and living expenses). An additional $9,000 will be used to cover mandatory health insurance for fellows, moving expenses, academic degree-related and fellowship-related travel; and an additional $2,000 is available for placement week costs.

The full request for application and application guidelines are available on California Sea Grant’s Knauss website at

For more detailed information about host offerings, selection process, and the placement process in Washington D.C., please visit the National Sea Grant Knauss website at


February 18, 2011 – Application materials from each student are due to California Sea Grant by 5:00 pm PST (each program sets its own date around this general time).

March 2011 – Interviews by California Sea Grant staff to select up to six finalists.

April 1, 2011 – Application materials from Sea Grant programs are due at the National Sea Grant Office by 2:00 pm PDT (5:00 pm EDT).

May 2011 – Sea Grant Programs notified of selection results.

December XX-XX, 2011 – Placement Week (exact dates TBD), selected applicants are required to travel to Washington, D.C., for interviews with potential hosts.

February 1, 2012 – Start of the fellowship.

For more information, please contact Shauna Oh at or 858-534-4440. For those considering applying through California Sea Grant, please notify her of your intent to apply.

******* APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, February 18, 2011, 5:00 pm *******

Please forward this announcement to anyone you believe may be interested.

California Sea Grant College Program
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept 0232
La Jolla, CA 92093-0232
(858) 534-4440
(858) 534-2231 fax

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