2017 Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

DEADLINE: 5pm EST, February 12, 2016.

Virginia Sea Grant is pleased to announce the availability of the 2017 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship for Virginia graduate students. Please share this email broadly with faculty and students that may have an interest in marine or environmental science, engineering, law, management, policy, planning or related disciplines.

The fellowship provides a unique educational experience in the policies and processes of the federal government to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting these resources. Fellows are placed in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C. The fellowship period is one year beginning February 1, 2017. Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 12, 2016, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program in a relevant field at a Virginia institution is eligible to apply through Virginia Sea Grant.

A list of application materials can be found in the Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), which is attached. Applicants must submit all materials to Virginia Sea Grant via email to vsgproposals@vims.edu. Letters of recommendation must come to Virginia Sea Grant directly from the letter writer, and should also be emailed to vsgproposals@vims.edu. All materials must follow the requirements in the FFO and must be received by the deadline to receive full consideration. For more information, and to learn more about Virginia Knauss fellows, please visit https://vaseagrant.org/fellowship-research-funding/fellowships/post-graduate-professional-fellowships/sea-grant-knauss-marine-policy-fellowship/.

Students who are interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact Susan Park (spark@vims.edu, 804-684-7436) to discuss application content and submission.

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see https://registrar.gmu.edu/calendars/spring-2020/ and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: https://www2.gmu.edu/coronavirus