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The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean or coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

The program matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branch of federal government in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship. The amount of this award, contingent on federal funding, is $71,500. The award is provided to each fellow for stipend, living expense and travel. Additional information is at the National Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship page.

Applicants must submit their packages to Melissa Macarages ( at the Florida Sea Grant Program by  February 22, 2019. Link to application requirements.

Students are encouraged to contact Florida Sea Grant Director Karl Havens sometime in December/January for guidance regarding development of their application package.


February 22, 2019

Knauss Fellowship Advisory Council

The Knauss Fellowship Advisory Council is comprised of graduates from Florida universities who held Knauss Fellowships during the last two years. They have volunteered to provide guidance to Knauss applicants on an as-need basis. We appreciate their willingness to help the candidates.

Robert Ellis
Andrew Rubin
Alex Harper
Anna Normand
Erica Towle