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Photo: The 2020 Knauss fellows pose at the end of their Placement Week (Fall 2019).
Photo: The 2020 Knauss fellows pose at the end of their Placement Week (Fall 2019).


Deadline for application was February 19, 2021

2022 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

Woods Hole Sea Grant is pleased to invite qualified individuals to submit applications for the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

The fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. 
Graduate students interested in marine science policy should explore the information about the fellowship as soon as possible and talk to their local Sea Grant program (or the National Sea Grant Office) at least one month prior to the February 19, 2021 deadline. 
To be eligible for the 2022 fellowship (which lasts February 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023), 
  • A student must be enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2020 Fall Term (quarter, trimester, semester, etc.) and February 19, 2021;
  • The student’s graduate degree program must be through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories; 
  • Students are eligible regardless of nationality; domestic and international students at accredited U.S. institutions may apply; and
  • Applicants must have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

For further information, potential applicants from Massachusetts are encouraged to contact Woods Hole Sea Grant Director Matt Charette. 



Applications were due to Sea Grant programs on January 26

2021 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)-Sea Grant Fellowship

The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service-Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics places Ph.D. students in research-based fellowships that provide support for up to three years. The program is designed to fulfill workforce development needs identified by NMFS and since 1990, has provided opportunities for 144 Ph.D. students. The opportunity to apply for 2021 fellowships is now open.
See links below for additional information on applying:
More on the fellowship program and links to opportunities
Funding announcement on
Questions? Contact Woods Hole Sea Grant Director Matt Charette or the National Sea Grant Office at