“I’ve gotten a much better perspective of the federal landscape now than I ever had before.”
– PAMELA B.
2020 Knauss Fellow
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Application Deadline: February 15, 2024, by 5:00PM EST
For full details on the application requirements, evaluation criteria, and review and selection process, download the VASG fellowship announcement and the 2025 Knauss Fellowship NOFO. For additional information on how to submit your application to VASG, refer to the eSeaGrant Instructions. All of the above can be found in the sidebar of this page under Related Documents.
Applicants are encouraged to contact VASG to indicate their interest in the fellowship, discuss the application process, and schedule an interview. Applicants can express their interest by sending a short, simple email – please include “Knauss Fellowship” in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted online via eSeaGrant. If you plan to apply, we recommend registering for eSeaGrant at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. VASG cannot accept late applications as outlined in the NOFO, please allow ample time to submit your application
To maintain confidentiality, DO NOT submit letters with the student’s application. Letters must be requested and uploaded through eSeaGrant, be submitted by the deadline, and should be addressed to Dr. Troy Hartley, Director, Virginia Sea Grant. Please review our Tips for Selecting Letter Writers.
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VASG is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication, and education programs that serve people from diverse backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives, and ways of thinking. Diversity includes, but is not limited to, age, disability and/or health status, ethnicity, gender identity, geographic origin, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and/or veteran status.
VASG does not tolerate any form of misconduct, discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct (e.g. sexual assault within its organization, at awardee organizations, field sites, meetings, or anywhere VASG-funded research, outreach and education are conducted).
Applications due to Virginia Sea Grant – February 15, 2024 by 5:00PM EST.
VASG review of application packages, applicant interviews.
VASG will nominate up to six applications for the national competition – March 14, 2024 by 11:59PM EDT.
National review panel and finalist selection.
Notification of applicants.
Executive branch placement week – Dates subject to change.
Legislative branch placement week – Dates subject to change.
Fellowship begins – February 1, 2025
– ALFONSO M.
2022 Knauss Fellowship Finalist
Old Dominion University
The suggested word count is 25 words for this section.
This section can be completed as one continuous statement or as separate responses. The suggested word count is 700 words for this section.
The suggested word count is 700 words for this section.
NOT to exceed ONE page single spaced.
The student should discuss any relevant coursework and their future year activities.
To maintain confidentiality, DO NOT submit letters with the student’s application. Letters must be requested and uploaded through eSeaGrant, be submitted by the deadline, and should be addressed to Dr. Troy Hartley, Director, Virginia Sea Grant. Applicants should refer their letter writers to the “For Letter Writers” page on the VASG Knauss Fellowship website.
A signed letter of recommendation from the Virginia Sea Grant director, which is built from an interview with the applicant. As part of that interview and subsequent letter, the director shall:
Virginia Sea Grant recommends that applicants contact VASG prior to the application deadline to review the submission requirements and learn more about the support our program offers all interested applicants.
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