Knauss Fellowship

Fellows spend a year in Washington, D.C. to learn about and advocate for coastal policies and resources.

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More Information About the Knauss Fellowship

The Knauss Fellowship program is funded through a cooperative agreement between Georgia Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant College Program.

Visit the National Sea Grant Knauss website, which provides information on program rules, housing, former and current fellows and information to strengthen your application.

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program offers a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources, and in national policies that affect those resources. Successful applicants are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government for a one-year paid fellowship in the Washington D.C. area. The program is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program.

Eligibility

Any student, regardless of citizenship, who is enrolled in a degree-granting program in an accredited graduate or professional program in the state of Georgia, is eligible to apply for the Knauss Fellowship program. Students from a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Those applying to the 2018 program must be graduate students as of Feb. 10, 2017 to be eligible, but may graduate any time thereafter.

A full list of application materials and additional information on eligibility can be found in the Knauss Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Award Amounts and Schedule

The award for each fellowship will be in the form of a cooperative agreement covering stipend and living expenses, mandatory health insurance and moving expenses, placement week costs, academic degree-related activities, and fellowship-related activities. The total fellowship award amount varies depending on the fellowship year.

Award Total: $56,500

  • $45,000 for stipend and living expenses (per diem)
  • $9,000 to cover mandatory health benefits, fringe, and moving expenses
  • Up to $2,500 for placement week
  • Any remaining funds beyond the $45,000 shall be used during the fellowship year, first to satisfy academic degree-related activities (e.g. tuition) and second for fellowship-related activities.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to Georgia Sea Grant by 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 10, 2017, via its online submission system eSeaGrant that can be accessed by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser http://eseagrant.uga.edu/index.php

Instructions for applying using eSeaGrant are available here.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to contact Mona Behl, associate director of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, at 706-542-6621or mbehl@uga.edu to discuss application content and submission.

More Information About the Knauss Fellowship

The Knauss Fellowship program is funded through a cooperative agreement between Georgia Sea Grant and the National Sea Grant College Program (NOAA). If you have any questions regarding the fellowship, please contact Georgia Sea Grant’s associate director, Mona Behl (mbehl@uga.edu).

Visit the National Sea Grant Knauss website, which provides information on program rules, housing, former and current fellows, and information to strengthen your application.

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