The National Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now accepting applications for the 2023 Fellowship program.

Knauss Fellows will spend a year in Washington, D.C., in the federal Legislative or Executive branch working on policy and management issues that affect ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and the people that depend on them.

Graduate students in the natural and social sciences as well as law or related fields who are enrolled towards a degree at any point between the onset of the 2021 Fall Term and February 18, 2022, and have a demonstrated interest in ocean and coastal issues are invited to apply for this paid fellowship.

Students must apply to the Sea Grant program at the state in which they are enrolled. Rhode Island applications are due to the Rhode Island Sea Grant office by February 18 at 5 p.m.

Rhode Island Sea Grant Information Sessions

Sessions. ill be held virtually on ZOOM

Friday, November 5
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 18
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday, December 10
9:00-10:00 a.m.

Application Process Overview:

The application period for the 2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open. The fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C.

Graduate students interested in marine, coastal, and Great Lakes science and policy should explore the information about the fellowship as soon as possible and talk to their local Sea Grant program (or the National Sea Grant Office) at least one month prior to the February 18, 2022 deadline.

To be eligible for the 2023 fellowship (which lasts February 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024),

  • A student must be enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2021 Fall Term (quarter, trimester, semester, etc.) and February 18, 2022;
  • The student’s graduate degree program must be through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories;
  • Students are eligible regardless of nationality; domestic and international students at accredited U.S. institutions may apply; and
  • Applicants must have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

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