Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant seeks candidates for fellowship in marine policy

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is seeking applicants for the 2014 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

Knauss fellows spend a year in positions related to marine policy in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government in the Washington, D.C., area. Past fellows have worked in the offices of U.S. senators and representatives, on congressional subcommittees and at agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

To apply, candidates must be in a graduate or professional program during the spring 2013 semester in a marine- or aquatic-related field at an accredited institution of higher education.

Fellowships run from Feb. 1, 2014, to Jan. 31, 2015, and pay a stipend of $45,000 plus $9,000 for health insurance, moving expenses and travel.

Applications are due at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium office Feb. 15, 2013.

More application details and information about the fellowship are available on the National Sea Grant College Program website. You may also contact Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Research Coordinator Loretta Leist. To recommend potential candidates, contact LaDon Swann, director of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.

Here’s a video about the Knauss fellowship from the point of view of former fellows who were sponsored by the Alaska Sea Grant College Program.