Knauss Fellowship

Fellowship Type: Policy

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

The program, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative branch, executive branch, or appropriate associations/institutions located in the Washington, D.C., area for a one-year paid fellowship. The program is named after former NOAA administrator John A. Knauss.

The application period for 2022 will open in late summer/early fall 2020. 2021 Application Page (applications now closed)

For additional information on the Dean John A. Knauss National Sea Grant Fellowship, please contact:

Catherine Courtier 
Research & Extension Analyst
(858) 822-2167


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About the Knauss Fellowship

Fellows can request placements in the legislative or executive branches.

After collecting feedback from previous Knauss Fellows, Sea Grant leadership learned that the legislative Fellowship was less well understood. So why should you consider requesting a legislative placement? What do legislative Fellows do? MORE

Articles about previous Knauss Fellows