2024 Knauss Fellowships Awards and Schedules


Award Total: $73,000-90,500

  • $68,000 for your salary/stipend and personnel expenses (FICA)
  • $5,000 to cover other allowable expenses. Allowable expenses could include, but are not limited to, relocation prior to and following the fellowship, academic tuition, journal publication fees, academic- and fellowship-related travel, conferences fees, online trainings, and workshops.
  • Up to $17,500 for host office-related travel (dependent on host office selection) and/or placement week expenses.


September 2022 NOAA releases 2024 Federal Funding Opportunity and Maryland Sea Grant opens the Knauss Fellowship application process
Nov. 2022 - Jan. 2023

Draft applications in eSeaGrant; Candidate meetings with Maryland Sea Grant

  Fellowship applications submitted to Maryland Sea Grant by official deadline
March 2022 Maryland Sea Grant programs review packages, interview applicants
April 2023 Maryland Sea Grant panel selects and submits finalist application packets to National Sea Grant program for the national competition (up to six for Maryland)
May 2023 National review panel and finalists selection
June 2023 Applicants notified of application status
October 2023 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to discuss upcoming fellowship before placement week
Fall-Winter Placement week (Exec. Virtual; Leg. in Washington, D.C.)
January 2024 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to complete paperwork
13 January 2024 Submit photo and biographical sketch to Maryland Sea Grant
January 2024 Submit all required Human Resources paperwork to Maryland Sea Grant
1 February 2024 Fellowship starts
March 2024 Knauss welcome reception and dinner on Capitol Hill
31 January 2025 Fellowship ends; final report due to Maryland Sea Grant and NOAA

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