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GLIN==> Apply Now! 2002 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
- Subject: GLIN==> Apply Now! 2002 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
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- Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2001 16:37:48 -0500
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The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
Application deadline: February 22, 2002
This is the third year of the fellowship being sponsored by the Great
Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
(NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program 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 full year and is non-renewable. The
inclusive dates of the official fellowship are May 1, 2002 until April
31, 2003; however, these dates are flexible to accommodate academic
semester or recipient needs.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include: 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.
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 the following:
* Personal and academic resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed 2 pages);
* Education and career goal statement with emphasis on what the
prospective fellow expects from the experience in the way of career
development (1000 words or less);
* 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; and
* A copy of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts
The 2002 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship award is $38,000
over a full one-year period. Of this amount, $32,000 is provided to each
Fellow for compensation. The remaining $6,000 will be used to cover
health insurance for the Fellow; satisfy academic degree-related travel;
and support Fellowship-related travel. Indirect costs are not allowable
for either the Fellowships or for any costs associated with the
Fellowships [15 CFR 917.11(e), Guidelines for Sea Grant Fellowships].
During the fellowship, the Great Lakes Commission may provide
supplemental funds for work-related travel by the fellow. The fellowship
is managed by the Great Lakes Commission in consultation with the
National Sea Grant Office (NSGO).
Each Great Lakes Sea Grant program (IN/IL, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, WI) 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, support of Sea Grant director, and relevance of
applicant academic background and/or interests to the Fellowship
experience the Great Lakes Commission can provide.
A selection team evaluates each candidate using the above criteria. This
team consists of 1) the President/CEO of the Great Lakes Commission, 2)
NSGO Manager for the Knauss Fellowship Program or NSGO Education Program
Leader, and 3) an elected representative from the Great Lakes Sea Grant
Program directors. One fellow will be selected.
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 processes.
The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship will be conducted under
the technical and administrative direction of the Great Lakes
Commission. The President/CEO of the Great Lakes Commission and the NSGO
Manager for Fellowship Programs will share overall program management
responsibility and will jointly address any problems/matters that arise
over the course of the Fellowship. Fellows are required to submit
quarterly reports (and an exit report) to the Great Lakes Commission for
distribution to the NSGO and all Great Lakes Sea Grant directors.
The following sequence of events best describes the application and
subsequent process of selecting and beginning the fellowship:
* February 22, 2002: Application materials from each student are
due to the state Sea Grant Director.
* March 1, 2002: Nominees from Sea Grant Programs are sent due to
the Great Lakes Commission.
* March 15, 2002: The finalists are selected by a panel at the
Great Lakes Commission.
* March 29, 2002: Fellow selected by Great Lakes Commission-Sea
Grant selection team.
* May 1, 2002 (approximate): start of the fellowship.
The deadline for the application for the Great Lakes Commission - Sea
Grant fellowship is February 22, 2002. No late applications will be
For more information
You can obtain more information about the Great Lakes - Sea Grant
Fellowship from the following sources:
Dr. Michael J. Donahue, President/CEO
Great Lakes Commission
400 Fourth Street
Argus II Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816
Ms. Nikola Garber
National Sea Grant College Program
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301/713.2431, ext. 124
Your nearest Sea Grant program:
* University of Illinois: 765/494.3573
* University of Michigan: 734/763.1437
* University of Minnesota: 218/726.8106
* State University of New York (SUNY): 631/632.6905
* Ohio State University: 614/292.8949
* Penn State Erie: 814/898.6420
* Purdue University: 765/494.3573
* University of Wisconsin: 608/262.0905
The Great Lakes Commission , chaired by Nathaniel E. Robinson
(Wisconsin), 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 Québec 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
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