Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships Available For Graduate Students
Contact:  Steve Adams
603-862-1565
NH Sea Grant
January 23, 2007


DURHAM, N.H. -- For over 25 years, the National Sea Grant College Program has been providing graduate students with an interest in marine policy the opportunity to explore this field during yearlong fellowships in and around Washington, D.C.

The Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program has matched hundreds of students pursuing degrees in marine science, environmental science, policy, biology, law, engineering, zoology, chemistry, statistics, economics and other fields with positions in federal agencies and programs (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Change Program, National Science Foundation’s Biological Opportunity Program, Office of Naval Research, Environmental Protection Agency, etc.) or in congressional offices on Capitol Hill.

The program is named in honor of one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator John A. Knauss. This year’s deadline for applications from graduate students attending institutions in New Hampshire is March 15. Those selected will spend 2008 (2/1/08-1/31/09) as Knauss Fellows.

Any student who is in a graduate or professional degree program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a U.S. accredited institution of higher education is eligible. Each fellow receives a $33,000 stipend as well as $7,000 to cover mandatory health insurance and moving expenses.

For more information, contact NH Sea Grant Director Jonathan Pennock (jonathan.pennock@unh.edu, 603-862-7007) and visit http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/knauss/knauss.html.