Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

2018 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


November 2016 NOAA releases 2018 Federal Funding Opportunity and Maryland Sea Grant opens the Knauss Fellowship application process
21 February 2017 Applications, as complete PDFs, due to Maryland Sea Grant
March 2017 Candidate interviews at Maryland Sea Grant; finalists selected
31 March 2017 Maryland Sea Grant submits up to six finalist application packets to National Sea Grant program for their final selection
June 2017 Selection process and subsequent notification to Sea Grant programs of selected finalists completed.
October 2017 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to discuss upcoming fellowship before placement week
December 2017 Placement week in Washington, D.C.
January 2018 Meet with Maryland Sea Grant to complete paperwork
10 January 2018 Submit photo and biographical sketch to Maryland Sea Grant
January 2018 Submit all required Human Resources paperwork to Maryland Sea Grant
1 February 2018 Fellowship starts
March 2018 Knauss welcome reception and dinner on Capitol Hill
31 January 2019 Fellowship ends; final report due to Maryland Sea Grant and NOAA