Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

2016 Knauss Fellowships Awards and Schedule

Award Total: $56,500

  • $45,000 for your stipend and living expenses (per diem)
  • $9,000 to cover mandatory health benefits, fringe, and moving expenses
  • Up to $2,500 for placement week
  • Any remaining funds beyond the $45,000 shall be used during the fellowship year, first to satisfy academic degree-related activities (e.g. tuition) and second for fellowship-related activities.


December 2014 NOAA releases 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity and Maryland Sea Grant opens the Knauss Fellowship application process
13 February 2015 Applications, as complete PDFs, due to Maryland Sea Grant
March 2015 Candidate interviews at Maryland Sea Grant; finalists selected
March 2015 Maryland Sea Grant submits up to six finalist application packets to National Sea Grant program for their final selection
June 2015 Selection process and subsequent notification to Sea Grant programs of selected finalists completed.
October 2015 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to discuss upcoming fellowship before placement week
December 2015 Placement week in Washington, D.C.
December 2015 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to complete paperwork
10 January 2016 Submit photo and biographical sketch to Maryland Sea Grant
10 January 2016 Submit all required Human Resources paperwork to Maryland Sea Grant
1 February 2016 Fellowship starts
March 2016 Knauss welcome reception and dinner on Capitol Hill
31 January 2017 Fellowship ends; final report due to Maryland Sea Grant and NOAA