The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational 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.
Successful applicants will spend one year (upcoming fellows February 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025) in a legislative or executive host office in the Washington, DC area. An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 16, 2023, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program (in an accredited U.S. institution), that has an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions that affect those resources.
Rhode Island applications are due to the Rhode Island Sea Grant office by February 16, 2023 at 5 p.m.
Visit the link below for important, detailed information about application requirements and resources.
2024 Knauss Application Deadline
Rhode Island Sea Grant Information Sessions
Introduction to Rhode Island Sea Grant
Knauss Application Process
Office Hours and General Q&A