John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Funding Agency:
North Carolina Sea Grant

The National Sea Grant College Program was enacted by U.S. Congress in 1966 (amended in 2008, Public Law 110-394) to support federal and state partnerships that harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems and generate opportunities in coastal communities.

This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2021 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program). The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) anticipates funding not less than 35 applicants, of which those assigned to the Legislative branch will be approximately 14. Application packages will each propose a total of $74,000 in funding. This includes base funding for each award at $59,000 with optional host office travel up to an additional $15,000. If additional office-related travel funds beyond $15,000 are required, those funds will be administered through an amendment to the grant.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant Program in their state/territory one to two months prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of an intent to apply. The applicant should allow sufficient time to schedule an interview with the eligible Sea Grant program at the program’s request.

North Carolina Sea Grant will nominate students from graduate or professional programs in marine and aquatic science or policy, regardless of citizenship. Students must be enrolled in a North Carolina academic institution at the time of application deadline.

Eligible applicants must submit application materials by 5:00 p.m. local time on February 21, 2020 to eligible Sea Grant Programs.

Grants.gov announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320680

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The following entities are eligible to submit to this opportunity: Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2020, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program, and has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources is eligible to submit an application to the Sea Grant program in the state in which they are earning their degree. If there is no Sea Grant program, a Sea Grant program will be assigned (see Section IV.D.). The graduate degree must be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories.

Amount

$74,000

Amount Description

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates funding not less than 35 applicants, of which those assigned to the Legislative branch will be approximately 14. Application packages will each propose a total of $74,000 in funding. This includes base funding for each award at $59,000 with optional host office travel up to an additional $15,000. If additional office-related travel funds beyond $15,000 are required, those funds will be administered through an amendment to the grant.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 21, 2020