The Knauss Fellowship is a program for graduate students who are interested in national policy issues affecting ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources. Successful applicants are matched with hosts within the executive and legislative branches of government in the Washington, D.C., area. This year-long program begins Feb. 1 and runs into early the following year.

The fellowship honors John A. Knauss, a Sea Grant founder, NOAA administrator and former dean of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.

Contact John Fear at for more information.


This opportunity CLOSED Feb. 19, 2021. Check back for future opportunities.

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Hear From the Fellows Themselves

Also read Coastwatch articles and news releases about current and former Knauss fellows:

Updated 2/3/2020