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Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

About the fellowship

The Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience in the policies and processes of the federal government to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting these resources. Fellows are placed in various executive and legislative branch offices throughout Washington, D.C. The fellowship period is one year beginning February 1, 2018.

Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2017, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program in a relevant field at a Virginia institution is eligible to apply through Virginia Sea Grant (VASG).

Application submission

A list of application materials can be found in the Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). Applicants must submit all materials to VASG via eSeaGrant by 5:00pm EST on, February 10, 2017. (Copy and paste this link into a new browser page: ) All materials must follow the requirements in the FFO and must be received by the deadline to receive full consideration.

  • Recommendation letters should be addressed to Dr. Troy Hartley, Director, Virginia Sea Grant and uploaded through eSeaGrant, or sent to VASG by email (, fax (804-684-7269) or mailed (attention: Sam Lake, Virginia Sea Grant, PO Box 1346, Gloucester Point, VA 23062). Letters must be time-stamped as sent by 5:00 p.m. EST on February 10, 2017.
  • All proposal elements must be converted to PDF documents before uploading to eSeaGrant.
  • Please allow sufficient time for all application materials to be received before the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted by eSeaGrant and applications that do not meet the requirements may be rejected without review.

If you have any technical issues while submitting your application, please contact Sam Lake (  or (804) 684-7436. If you plan to apply, we recommend notifying VASG and registering for eSeaGrant at least two weeks in advance of the deadline.

More information

More information can be found in at Students who are interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact Sam Lake, VASG Fellowship and Research Program Coordinator (, 804-684-7436) to discuss application content and submission.

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