Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, 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. The program is named in honor of one of Sea Grant's founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss. The fellowship year runs for 13 months, beginning on February 1.

Visit the National Sea Grant website for Prospective Knauss Fellows, to learn more about the fellowship and the application process.

This Opportunity is Currently Closed.

Next Application Deadline: February 2019 (Date TBA)

For eligibility information, application requirements, and review criteria, please review the most recent  Knauss Fellowship Federal Funding Opportunity: NOAA-OAR-SG-2019-2005447

Creating your Application: please review this Guidance from the National Sea Grant Office

Submit application materials to:
Knauss Fellowship Review Committee, Attn: Kathy Villarreal
Maine Sea Grant College Program
5784 York Complex, Building 6
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-1435

PLEASE NOTE: NOAA requires official hard copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts for this fellowship application, which must be delivered (via mail or by hand) to our office, but all other application materials may be emailed to Kathy Villarreal at the address above. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to Maine Sea Grant Interim Director, Beth Bisson, and they may be sent via mail or signed, scanned, and emailed to Kathy. It is critical that the application guidance is followed exactly, as applicants have been disqualified in recent years for errors such as word counts in excess of the maximum required.

Please contact with questions.