APPLICATION PERIOD FOR 2024 FELLOWSHIPS IS NOW OPEN
Apply by February 16, 2023 through MIT Sea Grant!
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.
Any student, regardless of citizenship, who is in a graduate or professional program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a Massachusetts accredited institution of higher education may apply for the Knauss through the MIT Sea Grant program. However, non-US citizens applying through MIT Sea Grant should check with Rob Vincent (email@example.com) regarding restrictions on eligibility.
The length of assignment is one-year (non-renewable). The inclusive dates of the official fellowship are February 1- January 31; however, these dates can be slightly adjusted to accommodate academic semester needs.
MIT Sea Grant is currently sponsoring 2022 Knauss Legislative Fellow Sheron Luk (MIT-WHOI Joint Program ’22), who is working with the office of Representative Chellie Pingree (ME-01).
NOAA and Sea Grant are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2023 Knauss Fellowship Program. These 86 finalists will be placed in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. for one-year fellowships. MIT Sea Grant is sponsoring four Finalists from Massachusetts: Claudia Mazur and Emily Chua from Boston University, Lilian Elekwachi from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and Sophia Troeh from Northeastern University.
Sheron Luk – MIT-WHOI Joint Program
Lucilia Bloemendaal – Boston University
Catherine Tobin – UMass Boston
Brianna Shaughnessy – University of Massachusetts – Boston
Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger – MIT
Kate McClure – Northeastern University
Casey Diederich – Tufts University
Ben Carr – Boston University
Santhiska Pather – University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
Fern Gibbons – Woods Hole / MIT Joint Program
Caitlin Frame – Woods Hole / MIT Joint Program
Abigail Franklin – University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Jennifer Brewer – Clark University
Rachel Adams – MIT Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Winnie Chan – Tufts University
Katherine Croff – MIT Dept. of Ocean Engineering
Samantha Woods- University of Massachusetts, Boston
Eric Dolin – MIT Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning
Justin LeBlanc – Harvard University
Shane Merz – MIT Dept. of Ocean Engineering
Deidre Kimball – University of Massachusetts, Boston
Sam Pett – University of Massachusetts, Boston
Matt Huston – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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