Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

2019 Knauss Fellowships Awards and Schedules

Award Total: $61,500

  • $47,500 for your stipend and living expenses (per diem)
  • Up to $2,500 for placement week
  • Up to $11,500 to cover mandatory health benefits, fringe and tuition benefits, and moving expenses
  • Any remaining funds shall be used during the fellowship year for academic- and fellowship-related travel.
  • Potential additional travel funds provided by host institution

Schedule

November 2017 NOAA releases 2019 Federal Funding Opportunity and Maryland Sea Grant opens the Knauss Fellowship application process
Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2018

Draft applications in eSeaGrant; Candidate interviews at Maryland Sea Grant

23 February 2018 Fellowship applications submitted to Maryland Sea Grant by official deadline
March 2018 Maryland Sea Grant panel selects and submits up to six finalist application packets to National Sea Grant program for the national competition
June 2018 Selection process and subsequent notification to Sea Grant programs of selected finalists completed.
October 2018 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to discuss upcoming fellowship before placement week
November 2018 Placement week in Washington, D.C.
January 2019 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to complete paperwork
10 January 2019 Submit photo and biographical sketch to Maryland Sea Grant
January 2019 Submit all required Human Resources paperwork to Maryland Sea Grant
1 February 2019 Fellowship starts
March 2019 Knauss welcome reception and dinner on Capitol Hill
31 January 2020 Fellowship ends; final report due to Maryland Sea Grant and NOAA