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
Learn more about the Knauss Fellowship
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!
From DC to Antarctica: Gina Selig
Reelin’ in the Years
John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program
*Numbers are approximate and based on available data.
Years of Success
FELLOWS PLACED IN FEDERAL AND CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES
OF FELLOWSHIP ALUMNI WORK FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT*
OFFICES HAVE HOSTED FELLOWS IN THE LAST THREE YEARS*
Knauss Fellowship News
Most of the Sea Grant Knauss fellows work for the Executive branch of the government, making a difference in federal...
Every year, up to ten Knauss fellows work on Capitol Hill, providing expertise for congressional offices and committees working on...
" Since I didn't have a marine science or oceanography background, the Sea Grant Knauss fellowship opened the...
"If you are at all thinking about marine science policy, definitely apply for the fellowship!"
"I use the skills I gained from my experience as a Knauss...
I use so many of the skills and experiences I gained as a Knauss fellow at my current position. I...
“I truly believe the opportunity that I was given as a Knauss...