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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship (deadline to apply 11/15)

Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
Deadline for Applications: November 15, 1999

This is the inaugural year of this fellowship sponsored by the National
Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College
Program, the Great Lakes Commission, and the Great Lakes Sea Grant


The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of
the Great Lakes’ science, policy and information/education communities
to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic
development goals of the Great Lakes states. In so doing, the fellow
will contribute to and benefit from research, coordination and policy
analysis activities. The fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes
Commission Offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Length of Assignment

The length of assignment is for one year and is non-renewable. The
inclusive dates of the official fellowship are January 1, 2000 until
December 31, 2000; however, these dates can be slightly adjusted to
accommodate academic semester or recipient needs.

Who Can Apply

Students who, at the time of application, are in a graduate or
professional degree program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a
U.S. accredited institution of higher education may apply through their
local Sea Grant program.

How to Apply

Interested students should discuss this fellowship opportunity with
their local Sea Grant programs. Interested individuals should submit
their applications to local Sea Grant
programs which then screen the applications for forwarding to the Great
Lakes Commission. Each application must include:

* personal and academic resume or curriculum vitae.
* education and career goal statement from the applicant with emphasis
on what the prospective fellow expects from the experience in the way of
career development (not to exceed two pages).
* no more than two letters of recommendation with at least one from the
student's major professor; thesis papers are not desired.
* a letter of endorsement from the sponsoring Sea Grant director.
* copies of undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.


The 1999 Great Lakes Commission- Sea Grant Fellowship award is $38,000
of which $32,000 is available as compensation and $6,000 is reserved for
approved travel. The fellowship is managed by the Great Lakes Commission
with shared oversight by the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO).

Selection Process

Each local Sea Grant program may submit up to two applicants to the
regional competition conducted by the Great Lakes Commission in
coordination with the National Sea Grant Office and Great Lakes Sea
Grant Network. Selection criteria include: academic ability,
communications skills, diversity and appropriateness of academic
background, additional qualifying experience, support of major
professor, and support of Sea Grant director. Other factors such as
geographical representation, disciplinary balance, and ability to work
with others play a role in the selection.

A selection team evaluates each candidate using the above criteria. This
team consists of (1) the Executive Director of the Great Lakes
Commission, (2) NSGO director for the Knauss Fellowship Program, and (3)
an elected representative from the Great Lakes Sea Grant Program
directors. One fellow will be selected.

Fellowship Responsibilities

The fellow will be assigned responsibilities in the area of
science/policy research, analysis and interjurisdictional coordination.
It is anticipated that the fellow will work on one or more issues in
depth, while also being exposed to a range of salient science, resource
management and public policy issues. An emphasis will be placed on
networking; the fellow will participate in various activities and
events, and interact with senior level officials at all levels of
government. Extensive interaction with Knauss Sea Grant Fellows will be
a priority, and travel to Washington, D.C. will be arranged for an
introduction to federal legislative, appropriations, and policy

Reporting Requirements

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will report to his/her
sponsoring Sea Grant program during the one-year term. However, they
will be responsive to the technical and administrative direction of the
Great Lakes Commission. The NSGO director for Fellowship Programs will
have overall program management responsibility and will serve as
counselor and final arbitrator on problems should they arise. Fellows
will be required to submit an exit report to the NSGO at the conclusion
of the fellowship on December 31.

Timetable (revised 10/18/99)

November 15, 1999 – Application materials from each student are due to
the state Sea Grant Director.

November 22, 1999 – Nominees from state Sea Grant Programs are sent to
the Great Lakes Commission.

Week of November 29, 1999 – The finalists are selected by panel at the
Great Lakes Commission.

January 1, 2000 (approximate) – start of the fellowship.

For More Information

The Great Lakes Commission
The Argus II Building
400 Fourth Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Telephone (734) 665-9135

Dr. Shirley J. Fiske
National Sea Grant College Program
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone (301) 713-2431, extension 148

or your nearest Great Lakes Sea Grant Network program director:

 Philip Pope
 Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
 211 Forestry Bldg.
 Purdue University
 West Lafayette, IN 47907
 Phone: (317) 494-3593
 Fax: (317) 494-0409

 Russell Moll
 Michigan Sea Grant College Program
 4103 IST Bldg.
 2200 Bonisteel Blvd.
 University of Michigan
 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099
 Phone: (313) 763-1437
 Fax: (313) 747-0036

 Carl Richards
 University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program
 Office of the Vice President for Research
 and Dean of the Graduate School
 2305 E. Fifth Street
 Duluth, MN  55812-1445
 Phone: (218) 726-8710
 Fax: (218) 726-6556

 Jack Mattice
 New York Sea Grant Institute
 115 Nassau Hall
 State University of New York-Stony Brook
 Stony Brook, NY 11794-5001
 Phone: (516) 632-6905
 Fax: (516) 632-6917

 Jeffrey Reutter
 Ohio Sea Grant College Program
 OSU Research Center, Rm. 1541
 1314 Kinnear Rd.
 The Ohio State University
 Columbus, OH 43212
 Phone: (614) 292-8949
 Fax: (614) 292-4364

 Robert Light
 Pennyslvania Sea Grant Project
 Pennsylvania State University-Erie
 5091 Station Road
 Erie, PA 16563-0101
 Phone: (814) 898-6420
 Fax: (814) 898-6462

 Anders W. Andren
 University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
 Goodnight Hall, 1975 Willow Drive
 University of Wisconsin-Madison
 Madison, WI 53706-1103
 Phone: (608) 262-0905
 Fax: (608) 262-0591

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