Consortium seeking applicants for 2019 National Sea Grant College Program

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is now seeking applicants for the 2019 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

The fellowship is funded through the National Sea Grant Office and administered through individual state Sea Grant programs. Knauss Fellows spend a year in marine policy-related positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government in Washington D.C. Past fellows have worked in the offices of U.S. Senators and Representatives, on Congressional subcommittees, and at agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fellowships run from Feb. 1, 2019, to Jan. 31, 2020, and pay a stipend and living expenses of $47,500 plus some additional funds for health insurance, moving and fellowship-related activities such as travel.

Students must be enrolled in a graduate program during the spring semester of 2018 to be eligible.

Applications are due at the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium office Feb. 23, 2018. For application details and information about the Knauss program, visit the National Sea Grant website.

Applications must include a CV (2-page), Education and Career Goal statement (1000 words), Letters of recommendation (2 total, one from your major professor), Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts, and List of classes and plans for spring, summer and fall of 2018 (one page)

Please contact the MASGC director, LaDon Swann at swanndl@auburn.edu if you know of a potential candidate. Application materials should be sent to Loretta Leist at loretta.leist@usm.edu. Once applications are received, candidates will be scheduled to interview with Dr. Swann in late February and March.