Fellowships & Scholarships
Several opportunities are available to graduate students and faculty members in the Illinois-Indiana region. Graduate student fellowships include governmental internships in Washington D.C., funding to support research and a yearlong assignment at the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Graduate student fellowships are typically announced in the late fall with applications due in the early winter, although dates vary from year to year. Faculty scholarships are currently limited to the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Faculty Scholars Program.
John A. Knauss Fellowship
The Knauss fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one year paid fellowship.
What’s it like to be a Knauss fellow? Read this creative, visual end-of-year report by former Knauss fellow Katie O’Reilly.
Application deadline: February 21, 2020
Start date: February 1, 2021
Length: One year
Great Lakes Commission/Sea Grant Fellowship
One fellow will work for one year with members of Great Lakes’ science policy and information/education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic development goals of the Great Lakes states. The fellowship is located at the Great Lakes Commission office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Application deadline: CLOSED
Start date: June 1, 2018
Length: One year
National Marine Fisheries Service Fellowships
These fellowships are aimed at Ph.D. candidates, who are United States citizens, interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. The marine resource economics fellowship concentrates on the conservation and management of marine resources.
Application deadline: January 30, 2020
Length: Up to two years for Marine Economics and up to three years for Population Dynamics
NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
The Coastal Management Fellowship was established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state.
For more opportunities, please check out these fellowships offered by NOAA Coastal Management – https://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/
Application deadline: January 17, 2020
Start date: August 1, 2020
Length: Two years
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Faculty Scholars Program
This is a professional networking and development opportunity to support faculty from institutes of higher learning in Illinois and Indiana who wish to develop extension, education or communication capacities related to their scholarly interests. Specific deliverables depend on a given scholar’s interests but include products such as literature reviews, needs assessments, and proposals to external funding agencies. Scholars are expected to participate in networking activities with IISG staff and stakeholders throughout their tenure.
Application deadline: March 13, 2020
Start date: June 1, 2020
Length: One year
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