*Now Open: Apply by February 15, 2024*
The MIT Sea Grant College Program administers nominations each winter for the National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Established in 1979, the Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to students interested in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting them. The Knauss program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year, paid fellowship. The program is named in honor of one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator, John A. Knauss. Apply through MIT Sea Grant (or your local Sea Grant program) by February 15, 2024 for the 2025 Fellowship period.
Any student, regardless of citizenship, is eligible to submit to this opportunity if:
- The student is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2023 Fall Term and February 15, 2024;
- The graduate degree will be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories; and
- The student has an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.
Application submission is through an application to the Sea Grant program in the state in which the student is earning their degree. We encourage student applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity.
LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT
The length of assignment is one-year. The inclusive dates of the official fellowship are February 1- January 31; however, these dates can be slightly adjusted to accommodate academic semester needs.
The National Sea Grant College Program announced 85 finalists for the 2024 class of Knauss Marine Policy Fellows. MIT Sea Grant-sponsored finalist Marisa Borreggine, a postdoc at Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, will bring their background in sea level change to a Knauss appointment in the executive branch of government.
|2023||Claudia Mazur – Boston University; Lilian Elekwachi – University of Massachusetts Boston; Sophia Troeh – Northeastern University|
|2022||Sheron Luk – MIT-WHOI Joint Program|
|2021||Lucilia Bloemendaal – Boston University|
|2021||Catherine Tobin – UMass Boston|
|2020||Brianna Shaughnessy – University of Massachusetts – Boston|
|2019||Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger – MIT|
|2017||Kate McClure – Northeastern University|
|2015||Casey Diederich – Tufts University|
|2015||Ben Carr – Boston University|
|2013||Santhiska Pather – University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth|
|2012||Fern Gibbons – Woods Hole / MIT Joint Program|
|2011||Caitlin Frame – Woods Hole / MIT Joint Program|
|2009||Abigail Franklin – University of Massachusetts – Amherst|
|2004||Jennifer Brewer – Clark University|
|2003||Rachel Adams – MIT Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|2002||Winnie Chan – Tufts University|
|2001||Katherine Croff – MIT Dept. of Ocean Engineering|
|1996||Samantha Woods- University of Massachusetts, Boston|
|1995||Eric Dolin – MIT Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning
Justin LeBlanc – Harvard University
|1993||Shane Merz – MIT Dept. of Ocean Engineering|
|1992||Deidre Kimball – University of Massachusetts, Boston|
|1991||Sam Pett – University of Massachusetts, Boston|
|1990||Matt Huston – University of Massachusetts, Amherst|
|1988||Michael R. Nelson – MIT Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences|
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply for the Knauss through your state Sea Grant office – in Massachusetts, contact either MIT Sea Grant or Woods Hole Sea Grant. MIT applicants will be given access to our online system by our administrator; specifics of the required documents for a complete application are listed and described on the National Sea Grant Knauss application website
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