John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

The 2019 National Sea Grant College Program John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship opportunity is OPEN!

Application Information and Guidelines may be found here: John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

This fellowship program was established by Congress in 1979 and is named in honor of one of Sea Grant’s founders, former NOAA Administrator John A. Knauss. The Fellowship offers a unique educational experience to graduate and professional students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches the students with hosts in the legislative or executive branch of the federal government for a one-year paid fellowship (13 month award term) in the Washington, D.C. area.

Applications are due to Texas Sea Grant in February for the fellowships beginning in February of the following year. The final decision is made by a review panel convened by the National Sea Grant Office. While the number of fellowships offered varies with the availability of positions, Texas Sea Grant has had at least one accepted almost every year.

Fellows from Texas have served their fellowship year in legislative offices or at agencies including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The majority have gone on to careers in federal agencies, higher education or non-governmental organizations related to coastal or marine resources or policies.

For more information about the John A. Knauss Fellowship application process, please contact Mia Zwolinski, Texas Sea Grant Research Coordinator, at or 979-458-0449.

National Sea Grant Office Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship website has complete program information at the link below.

See what other Knauss Fellows say about their experiences during their Fellowship at the link below.