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Call for 2012 Applications -- Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
National Sea Grant College Program Federal Fellows Program
||Spend a year in Washington, D.C. in the legislative or executive branches of government.|
||Receive a stipend and living expenses of $38,000 per year, plus travel allowance, and other expenses. Total award is $49,000.|
||Students in completing stages of degree or professional programs are most competitive.|
Length of Assignment
The length of assignment is one-year (non-renewable). The inclusive dates of the official fellowship are February 1- January 31; however, these dates can be slightly adjusted to accommodate academic semester needs.
How to Apply
Interested students should discuss this fellowship with their state Sea Grant Program Director. Applications must be submitted with signature to the state Sea Grant program by February 18, 2011. Each Sea Grant program may select and forward to the NSGO no more than six (6) applicants selected according to criteria used by the NSGO in the national competition.
Selected applications are to be received in the NSGO from the sponsoring state Sea Grant program, no later than 5:00 pm EDT on April 1, 2011. The competitive selection process and subsequent notification to the Sea Grant programs will be completed by May 27, 2011.
Stipend and Expenses
The local Sea Grant program receives and administers the overall award of $49,000 per student on behalf of each Fellow selected from their program. Of this amount, the local Sea Grant program provides $38,000 to each Fellow for stipend and living expenses (per diem). $9,000 will be used to cover mandatory health insurance for the Fellow and moving expenses; any remaining funds shall be used during the Fellowship year, first to satisfy academic degree- related activities, and second for Fellowship-related activities. Finally, up to $2,000 can be used to cover Placement week costs. Indirect costs are not allowable from the Federal funds either for the Fellowships or for any costs associated with the Fellowships, including more than $2,000 budgeted for placement week. These costs, though, can be denoted as matching funds. During the fellowship, the host may provide supplemental funds for work- related travel by the fellow.
1. Personal and academic curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages using 12 pt. font, 1 inch margins).
2. A personal education and career goal statement which emphasizes the applicant's abilities and the applicant's expectations from the experience in the way of career development (1000 words or less, 12 pt. font). Placement preference in the Legislative or Executive Branches of the Government may be stated; this preference will be honored to the extent possible.
3. Two letters of recommendation, including one from the student's major professor; if no major professor exists, the faculty member academically knowing the applicant best may be substituted.
4. A letter of endorsement from the sponsoring Sea Grant Program Director.
5. Copy of all official undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.
6. Listing of classes and/or plans for spring 2011, summer 2011, and fall 2011 (not to exceed one page).
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