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GLIN==> Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship


Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
National Sea Grant College Federal Fellows Program

National Sea Grant College Program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Department of Commerce

SUMMARY: For the 21st century, the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
is committed to advancing marine-related educational and career goals of
participating students and to increasing partnerships between universities
and government.  Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship was
established in 1979 to provide a unique educational experience to 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.

DEADLINE: Application materials must be received by the Illinois-Indiana
Sea Grant College Program by September 1, 2000.  If interested in
applying, please contact the Director's Office at (765) 494-3573.

ELIGIBILITY:  Any student who, on September 25, 2000, is in a master's,
doctoral or professional program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a
U.S. accredited institution of higher education may apply through the
state's or closest state's Sea Grant program. 

STIPEND AND EXPENSES: For 2001, a Fellow will receive an award of $38,000.
Of this award, the program will provide $32,000 to each Fellow for stipend
and living expenses (per diem). The additional $6,000 will be used to
cover mandatory health insurance for the Fellow and moving expenses.  In
addition, the remaining funds shall be used during the Fellowship year
first to satisfy academic degree-related travel, and second for
Fellowship-related travel.

APPLICATION:  An application will include:
 A personal and academic curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages with 12
point font).
 An educational and career goal statement which emphasizes expectations
from the experience in the way of career development (what you expect to
bring to the fellowship and receive from it) (1000 words or less).
Placement preference (legislative/executive) may be stated; this
preference will be honored to the extent possible. 
 Two letters of recommendation, including one from the student's major
 A detailed letter of endorsement from the sponsoring Sea Grant Program
Director, as a result of a face-to-face interview.
 Copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts. 

SELECTION CRITERIA: The following criteria are used for selection of

 Personal education and career goal statement.
 Two letters of recommendation and letter of endorsement from the Sea
Grant Director.
 Academic background and diversity/strength of extracurricular
activities/awards/honors (from curriculum vitae and transcripts).
 Experience in marine or aquatic-related fields and communication skills
(oral, written, and interpersonal).

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