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Knauss Fellowship

Ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resource
management experience for graduate students

The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique
educational and professional experience to graduate
students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and
Great Lakes resources and in the national policy
decisions affecting those resources. The Fellowship,
named after one of Sea Grant’s founders and former
NOAA Administrator John A. Knauss, matches highly
qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the
legislative and executive branch of government
located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year
paid fellowship.

The Knauss Fellowship application period is open! Learn more here.

Prospective Fellows

Apply for a Knauss Fellowship through the Sea Grant program in your state.

Selected Finalists & Current Fellows

Grab the essential information you will need on your journey.

Knauss Alumni

Keep up-to-date on what is happening across the Sea Grant Network and stories about past and current Knauss Fellows.

Prospective Hosts

Interested in hosting a Knauss fellow in 2025? Learn more here!

Host Offices

Knauss Host Offices provide opportunities for involvement in substantive issues that support the fellows’ goals.

Knauss Finalists Class of 2024

Scroll through the gallery to check out the finalists in the upcoming class and their placements or view them here.

Want to hear from our current and former fellows about their firsthand experiences?

Check out the Knauss Blog, our alumni videos and alumni cards, and follow along with their journeys on social media using #Knauss!

Knauss Blog
Knauss Blog

Life is like a box of… oysters

By: Kaitlyn Theberge. To honor the wonderful time I spent working on an oyster farm prior to being a Knauss Fellow, I tell my story by presenting four “life lessons

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John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

*Numbers are approximate and based on available data.

43

Years of Success

1557

FELLOWS PLACED IN FEDERAL AND CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES

50%

OF FELLOWSHIP ALUMNI WORK FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT*

1052

OFFICES HAVE HOSTED FELLOWS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS*

Knauss Fellowship News

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