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

The National Sea Grant College Program was enacted by U. S. Congress in 1966 (amended in 2008, Public Law 110-394) to support federal and state partnerships that harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems and generate opportunities

in coastal communities.

This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2023 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A.

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program).

The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) anticipates funding not less than 35 applicants, of which approximately 17 will be assigned to the Legislative branch.

Application packages will each propose a total of $89,000 in funding.

Detailed breakout of this funding is described in Section II.A and Section III.F of this announcement.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant program in their state/territory at least one to two months prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of intent to apply.

The applicant should allow sufficient time to schedule an interview with the eligible Sea Grant program at the program’s request.

This document describes requirements for submitting to NOAA-OAR-SG-2023-200704 0. Additional guidance and tips on how best to prepare an application are provided in the Sea Grant General Application Guide available at:

New NOFO Requirements • Section IV.B – Content and Form of Application has been revised from previous years.

There are additional application submission requirements that must be met.

• Section V.A - Evaluation Criteria has been revised from previous years.

New evaluation criteria are included and must be used during application review events at both the program and national levels.

Questions on the new requirements should be directed to the Knauss Fellowship Program Manager.
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Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: Department of Commerce

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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 21-626

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The following entities are eligible to submit to this opportunity: Any student, regardless of citizenship, is eligible to submit to this opportunity if: (1) The student is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2021 Fall Term (quarter, trimester, semester, etc.) and February 18, 2022; (2) The graduate degree will be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U. S. Territories, and; (3) The student has an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

Application submission is through an application to the Sea Grant program in the state in which the student is earning their degree.

If there is no Sea Grant program, a Sea Grant program will be assigned (see Section IV.D.) The National Sea Grant College Program champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by working to create a marine science workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

We are recruiting, retaining, and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities.

Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication, and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives, and ways of thinking.

We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity.

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