Policy Fellowships — OPEN
Application deadline for the year 2015 fellowships is February
2013 Knauss Fellow,
What is the Knauss Fellowship?
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John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
is designed for students interested in marine and coastal issues
and enrolled in a master’s, doctoral or professional graduate
degree program. It provides an opportunity for a unique one-year
experience in the legislative or executive branch of the federal
government in Washington, D.C. During that year, the recipients
work on substantive national policy issues related to aquatic
resources. Louisiana Sea Grant may nominate up to five candidates
to compete for approximately 50 available positions. Announcements
of the program are usually distributed in October of each year,
and applications for participation are due in February for appointments
beginning February 1 of the following year. For detailed application
information, visit the NOAA Knauss Fellowship website or contact Matt Bethel at Mbethe3@lsu.edu.
The evaluation criteria for Knauss Fellowship applications and weighting of the criteria are as follows:
1. Recommendations and/or endorsements of student (15 percent total). This includes endorsement/content of the letters from the applicant's Sea Grant Program Director, the applicant's major professor, and the second letter of recommendation.
2. Academic record and statement of career goals and objectives of student (45 percent total). Includes quality of the applicant's personal education and career goal statement (30 percent) and strength of academic performance (15 percent).
3. Additional relevant experience (40 percent total). Related to diversity of education, extra-curricular and volunteer activities, honors and awards, and interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills including presentations and publications. For the Knauss Policy Fellowship, relevant experience would be in marine or aquatic-related fields.
Management Fellowship — CLOSED
Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training
opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate
students and project assistance to state coastal zone management
programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state
coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state
and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. Any
student who will complete a master's, doctoral, or professional
degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related
studies at an accredited U.S. university is eligible. Students from a broad range of
environmental programs are encouraged to apply. Students from
non-U.S. institutions are not eligible.
For more information, visit www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html
or contact Matt Bethel at Mbethe3@lsu.edu.
Marine Fisheries Service - Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship
Program in Population Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics — CLOSED
- Sea Grant Joint Graduate Fellowship Program in Population Dynamics
and Marine Resource Economics is designed to help Sea Grant fulfill
its broad educational responsibilities and to strengthen the collaboration
between Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
The Fisheries Fellowship is available to US citizens who are graduate
students enrolled in PhD degree programs in academic institutions
in the United States and its territories. Sea Grant and NMFS,
with required institutional matching funds, expect to support
at least four new Fisheries Fellows in Population Dynamics and
Marine Resource Economics. Fisheries Fellows will work
on thesis problems of public interest and relevance to NMFS and
have summer internships at participating NMFS Science Centers
or Laboratories under the guidance of NMFS mentors.
information, please contact either Terry.Smith@noaa.gov or contact Matt Bethel at Mbethe3@lsu.edu.