Knauss Fellowships Available
Applicants are currently being sought for the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships for 2002. Begun in 1979, the Fellowship Program is coordinated by the National Sea Grant Office, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Program provides graduate students across the nation with an opportunity to spend a year working with policy and science experts in Washington, D.C.
The selection process begins with submission of applications by candidates recommended for excellence by Sea Grant Directors around the country. National Sea Grant conducts a rigorous review and awards fellowships to the top candidates.
Maryland was one of the few programs with three Fellowship awards for 2001. Recipients are John Adornate III, Brian Badgley and Wendy Morrison, all in the masters program in Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Science at the University of Maryland.
Over the years, Knauss Fellows have worked in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, such as the offices of U.S. Senators and Representatives, on Congressional subcommittees and at agencies such as the National Science Foundation and NOAA. Fellowships run from February 1 to January 31 and pay a stipend of $32,000.
The application deadline for next year's Fellowship Program is April 2, 2001, a much earlier date than for past years. Those interested in applying should contact Maryland Sea Grant soon for guidance and possible volunteer project opportunities.
To qualify, students must be enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program in a marine-related field at an accredited institution in the United States by May 1, 2001. For more information, visit the web, www.mdsg.umd.edu/Policy/knauss.html.
To apply, contact Susan Leet by phone, (301) 405-6375, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.