John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

Description: 
This fellowship program provides an opportunity for graduate students to work with hosts in the legislative branch, executive branch, or appropriate associations/institutions located in the Washington, D.C. area. Established in 1979, the 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 is sponsored by the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program. The local Sea Grant program receives and administers the overall award of $56,500 per student on behalf of each Fellow selected from their program. Of this amount, the local Sea Grant program provides $45,000 to each Fellow for stipend and living expenses (per diem). $9,000 will be used to cover mandatory health insurance for the Fellow and moving expenses; any remaining funds shall be used during the Fellowship year, first to satisfy academic degree- related activities, and second for Fellowship-related activities. Finally, up to $2,500 can be used to cover Placement week costs. Indirect costs are not allowable from the Federal funds either for the Fellowships or for any costs associated with the Fellowships, including more than $2,500 budgeted for placement week. During the fellowship, the host may provide supplemental funds for work- related travel by the fellow. Contact Person: Chelsea Berg Phone: (301) 734-1085 Email: OAR.SG.Fellows@noaa.gov