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Applications Open for 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

9:32 am, Tue December 11, 2018 – Ohio Sea Grant is accepting applications for 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships through February 22, 2019

COLUMBUS Ohio Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2020 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships, a federal program sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program.

The Knauss program offers a unique fellowship experience to graduate students interested in marine, ocean and Great Lakes resources and the national policy decisions affecting them. All application materials must be received by February 22, 2019.

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

The five 2019 Knauss Fellows from Ohio recently completed placement week and will work in a wide range of federal offices during their fellowship year:

Alison Agather, Wright State University
NOAA National Weather Service
Marine Policy Assistant

Anna Apostel, The Ohio State University
NOAA Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing
International Ocean Liaison

Elizabeth Berg, The Ohio State University
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Congressional and Legislative Affairs Fellow

Amara Huddleston, The Ohio State University
NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Communications and Program Analyst

Audrey Maran, Bowling Green State University
National Sea Grant Office
Science Communications Specialist

The one-year fellowship provides a stipend and living expenses of $47,500. Additional funds cover health insurance costs, moving expenses, academic degree-related and fellowship-related travel, and 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. See for locations of Sea Grant programs and contact information.

To apply through Ohio Sea Grant, please contact Ohio Sea Grant Assistant Director of Administration and Research Dr. Kristen Fussell at and visit the Ohio Sea Grant website for more information about the application process. Ohio Sea Grant asks that all applicants contact our office prior to the application deadline. This will give us the opportunity to explain the fellowship in detail and guide applicants through the process.

The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 34 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For more information, visit

ARTICLE TITLE: Applications Open for 2020 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship PUBLISHED: 9:32 am, Tue December 11, 2018
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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 produces online events like the Freshwater Science webinar series and other outreach events, and manages social media for Ohio Sea Grant.