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.
Review the 2024 Knauss Fellowship Student Guide and the Student Applicant Guide to Sea Grant Fellowships for application preparation tips.
LENGTH OF ASSIGNMENT
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.
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.
|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
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.