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Applications Open for 2015 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

12:00 pm, Wed January 8, 2014 –

Columbus, OH Ohio Sea Grant is now accepting applications for 2015 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, a federal program sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. The program offers a unique fellowship experience to graduate students interested in marine, ocean, and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting them.

Application materials for the 2015 program are due to Ohio Sea Grant by February 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. EST.

Knauss fellows are matched with hosts throughout the Washington, D.C. area, such as legislative and executive offices and other appropriate organizations, where they are involved in both daily operations and special projects assigned based on their areas of interest. Fellows get the opportunity to network throughout many branches of government, and often continue to work in the area after graduation.

Former Knauss Fellows from Ohio include Mark Monaco, Director of NOAA’s Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment; Rochelle Sturtevant, Great Lakes Regional Sea Grant Extension Educator for Michigan Sea Grant; and Sarah Opfer, NOAA Marine Debris Program Great Lakes Regional Coordinator.

The one-year fellowship provides a stipend and living expenses of $45,000. An additional $9,000 will be used to cover mandatory health insurance costs, moving expenses, academic degree-related and fellowship-related travel; and an additional $2,500 is available for Placement Week costs.

For detailed information about host offerings, the selection process and Placement Week, visit the National Sea Grant Knauss website at

Applicants apply through the Sea Grant program in their state, or the state closest to them. See for locations of Sea Grant programs and contact information.

To apply through Ohio Sea Grant, please contact Ohio Sea Grant Assistant Director Dr. Chris Winslow at or 614.247.6684 for more information about the application process and to set up a preliminary interview.

ARTICLE TITLE: Applications Open for 2015 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Wed January 8, 2014 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like Stone Lab’s Guest Lecture Series.