Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Now Accepting Applications for 2025 – Earn Charter

Eligible applicants are any student, regardless of nationality, that: 1) is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2023 Fall Term (quarter, trimester, semester, etc.) and Feb. 15, 2025, 2) will receive a degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S Territories; and 3) has an interest in ocean, costal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

Sea Grant champions diversity, equity, and inclusion, working to create a marine science workforce that reflects the communities the program serves. We are recruiting, retaining, and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities.

Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity.

All prospective fellows from Florida must submit their applications through Florida Sea Grant’s eSeaGrant portal at Consult the 2025 Knauss Student Guide and the Student Applicant Guide to Sea Grant Fellowships for a complete list of requirements as well as tips and best practices for a successful submission of a Knauss application.

An informational webinar will be held December 19, 2023. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the application process and hear from current and upcoming fellows. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A after. Register here.

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to Florida Sea Grant at at least one month before the application deadline to provide notification of their intent to apply. Florida Sea Grant is able to nominate up to six students from Florida-based schools for the 2025 Knauss competition.

For questions, contact Florida Sea Grant Student Programs Coordinator Cassie Sexson at

Additional information is available at the National Sea Grant fellowship website at

To learn more about other Florida Sea Grant graduate fellowships, visit

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