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 19, 2021 to eligible Sea Grant Programs.

Grants.gov announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329537

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Any student, regardless of citizenship, is eligible to submit to this opportunity if:

(1) The student is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2020 Fall Term (quarter, trimester, semester, etc.) and February 19, 2021; (2) The graduate degree will be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories, and; (3) 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.

Amount Description

Subject to the availability of funding, this announcement describes how eligible applicants should apply for the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program. Sea Grant anticipates funding not less than 35 applicants, of which those assigned to the Legislative branch will be approximately 17. Application packages will each propose a total of $84,000 in funding. This includes base funding for each award at $66,500, of which $61,500 is to be used by the eligible Sea Grant program to cover the fellow’s salary/stipend for the twelve months of the fellowship and $5,000 can be used to cover allowable expenses. Allowable expenses could include, but are not limited to, relocation prior to the fellowship, academic tuition, journal publication fees, academic- and fellowship-related travel, conferences fees, online trainings, and workshops. Applications should also include travel costs totaling $17,500, of which $15,000 will be budgeted for optional host office related travel and training and $2,500 will be budgeted for optional placement week expenses, which would be provided at the discretion of the National Sea Grant Office.

Funding Type

Fellowship

Eligibility

Grad/Prof Students

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 19, 2021