Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce
02/21/20 5:00 PM local time
Fellowship opportunity for USA and territories graduate students to learn and work in government offices in the Washington, DC area. Applicants are advised that that the application process may take up to one month to complete. Focus areas include conservation, management, and policy-making related to natural water resources. Funding is intended to create and maintain a healthy coastal environment and economy.
NOAA provides funding to Sea Grant institutions to increase the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, and conservation of the Nation’s ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources by providing assistance to promote a strong educational base, responsive research and training activities, broad and prompt dissemination of knowledge and techniques, and multidisciplinary approaches to environmental problems
The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational and professional experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one year paid fellowship.
For Funding and Funding Restrictions, see page 10 of the RFP in Supporting Documents below.
GrantWatch ID#: 177807
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.
The anticipated start date is February 1, 2021 for the 12-month fellowship. Projects should have an end date of February 28, 2022 to allow for relocation and/or other approved fellowship activities. These awards cannot be renewed or deferred. Pre-award spending may be authorized 120 days prior to the start date of the award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have any questions, please contact your nearest Sea Grant program, or reach out to:
Fellowships Management Team, NOAA National Sea Grant Office
Tel. (301) 734-1088
National Sea Grant College Program
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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