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GLIN==> Fellowship Opportunity



GREAT LAKES COMMISSION MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release
August 23, 2000

Contact:  Michael J. Donahue
Phone:  734-665-9135
Fax:  734-665-4370
E-mail:  mdonahue@glc.org

Candidates sought for Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Great Lakes Commission announces the second year of 
the highly successful Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship, an 
innovative program that advances the environmental quality and sustainable 
development goals of the organization and its state and provincial members. 
 In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 
National Sea Grant College Program and Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, the 
Commission is supporting this year-long fellowship open to highly qualified 
graduate students from a U.S. Great Lakes university.
	
The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of the 
Great Lakes' science, policy and information/education communities on 
leading environmental quality and sustainable development issues.  An 
emphasis will be placed on strengthening the science/policy linkage in the 
interest of advancing sound public policy.  The fellow will work on one or 
more issues in depth, while also being exposed to a range of current 
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.  The fellow will be based at Great Lakes Commission offices in 
Ann Arbor, Mich.

"This is an example of a partnership that works," states Dr. Frank Kudrna, 
who serves as chair of the National Sea Great Review Panel and is a member 
of the Great Lakes Commission.  "It's an important investment in our 
future; we hope the fellows will go on to assume positions of leadership in 
the Great Lakes science and policy communities."

"The fellowship has provided me with practical experience in linking the 
worlds of education and policy with resource management," adds Lisa Koch, a 
University of Wisconsin graduate student and current Great Lakes 
Commission-Sea Grant Fellow.

Interested students should discuss this fellowship opportunity with their 
local Sea Grant program, as noted below; students can also contact the 
Great Lakes Commission at 734-665-9135 or glc@great-lakes.net.

Great Lakes Sea Grant programs:
Illinois-Indiana: 765-494-3573 or 765-494-3573					
Michigan: 734-763-1437	
Minnesota: 218-726-8106
New York: 631-632-6905
Ohio: 614-292-8949
Pennsylvania: 814-898-6420
Wisconsin: 608-262-0905

Application materials must be submitted to the appropriate Sea Grant office 
by September 29, 2000.  The fellowship will begin in January 2001.

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The Great Lakes Commission is a nonpartisan, binational compact agency 
created by state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong 
economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great 
Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents.  The Commission consists of 
state legislators, agency officials and governors' appointees from its 
eight member states.  Associate membership for Ontario and Quebec was 
established through the signing of a "Declaration of Partnership."  The 
Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian 
federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other 
regional interests.  The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, 
Michigan.

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