Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship, named after one of Sea Grant's founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss, matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship. To learn more, please visit the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program on the web.

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

The application period for the 2020 fellowship is open!

Next Application Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Creating your Application: Download and carefully read the 2020 Knauss Fellowship Federal Funding Opportunity (NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2005911), which contains information about eligibility, required application content and format, and applicant review criteria.

Please notify Kathy Villarreal at 207-581-1435 or kvillarreal@maine.edu as soon as you have decided to apply, so we can track the applications coming in, start a file for your materials, and answer questions about the application process.

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 Director, Gayle Zydlewski, and they may be sent via mail or signed, scanned, and emailed to Kathy Villarreal at the contact information above. It is critical that the application format guidance in the federal funding opportunity is followed exactly, as applicants have been disqualified in recent years for errors such as word counts in excess of the maximum required.

If you have any additional questions about your eligibility, or about the fellowship experience or application review criteria, please contact Beth Bisson.

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
Email: kvillarreal@maine.edu
Phone: 207-581-1435