2014 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Closes at: 5PM Eastern on Friday, February 15, 2013.
Applications are now being accepted for the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program from eligible students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is 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, DC area, for a one year paid fellowship.
Graduate students at New York institutions should submit through the New York Sea Grant program. Please follow all instructions as conveyed in the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement from Grants.Gov: Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
It may also be helpful to review the evaluation criteria (click here
) when creating your application, as well as the abundance of other informative pages available on the National Sea Grant Office’s Knauss Fellow Web site
For interested students submitting through New York Sea Grant, please note:
The deadline for applications through New York Sea Grant is 5:00 PM Eastern Friday, February 15, 2013. Applications received after this date and time will not be accepted. Applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications prior to this date.
Applications should be submitted following the details below.
Click “Apply Now” button below. You will be taken to the submission page.
Knauss Fellowship Applications:
- Fill out all required fields.
- Click the “Browse” button to upload your application (a single PDF is preferred).
- Click the “submit proposal” button when ready. Upon successful submission you will be directed to a confirmation/receipt page with details of what you submitted and an option to print the page. You will also receive a confirmation email.
Tips/Suggestions for a Successful Application from NYSG's Director
- The competition is stiff and each application is only briefly discussed by the review panel.
- Strictly follow all the application requirements.
- Get your reference letters from diverse letter-writers who know you well and will hopefully write outstanding letters.
- Use the full two pages available for your Curriculum Vitae and make sure to list significant extracurricular activities.
- The personal statement is very important to the evaluation process so pay careful attention to the quality of your writing. You should be specific about what you would bring to the Knauss Fellowship and how you would benefit. If you had an “aha moment” that led to your current interest in marine and coastal policy describe it.