[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 130 (Friday, July 5, 1996)]
[Pages 35193-35194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-17154]


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship; Open for 

SUMMARY: In 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program Office 
(NSGCPO), in fulfilling its broad educational responsibilities, 
initiated a program to provide educational experience in the policies 
and processes of the Legislative and Executive Branches of the Federal 
Government to graduate students in marine related fields. The 
Fellowship program accepts applications once a year during the month of 
September. All applicants must submit an application to one of the 
state Sea Grant College Programs in their area.

National Sea Grant Federal Fellows Program, National Sea Grant College 
Program, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 
telephone (301) 713-2431 extension 148 or call your nearest Sea Grant 

University of Alaska--(907) 474-7086
University of California--(619) 534-4440
University of Connecticut--(860) 445-3457
University of Delaware--(302) 831-2841
University of Florida--(904) 392-5870
University of Georgia--(706) 542-6009
University of Hawaii--(808) 956-7031
University of Illinois--(317) 494-3593
Louisiana State University--(504) 388-6710
University of Maine--(207) 581-1436
University of Maryland--(301) 405-6371
Massachusetts Institute of Technology--(617) 253-7131
University of Michigan--(313) 763-1437
University of Minnesota--(218) 726-8106
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium--(601) 875-9341
University of New Hampshire--(603) 862-3505
New Jersey Marine Science Consortium--(908) 872-1300
State University of New York--(516) 632-6905

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University of North Carolina--(919) 515-2454
The Ohio State University--(614) 292-8949
Oregon State University--(503) 737-3396
University of Puerto Rico--(787) 832-3585
Purdue University--(317) 494-3593
University of Rhode Island--(401) 874-6800
South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium--(803) 727-2078
University of Southern California--(213) 740-1961
Texas A&M University--(409) 845-3854
Virginia Graduate Marine Science Consortium--(804) 924-5965
University of Washington--(206) 543-6600
University of Wisconsin--(608) 262-0905
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute--(508) 457-2000 ext. 2665

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship; National Sea Grant 
College Federal Fellows Program

Purpose of the Fellowship Program

    In 1979, the National Sea Grant College Program Office (NSGCPO), in 
fulfilling its broad educational responsibilities, initiated a program 
to provide educational experience in the policies and processes of the 
Legislative and Executive Branches of the Federal Government to 
graduate students in marine related fields. The U.S. Congress 
recognized the value of this program and in 1987, P.L. 100-220 
stipulated that the Sea Grant Federal Fellows Program was to be a 
formal part of the National Sea Grant College Program Act. The 
recipients are designated Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellows 
pursuant to 33 U.S.C. 1127(b).


    Fellows program announcements are sent annually to all 
participating Sea Grant institutions and campuses by the state Sea 
Grant Director upon receipt of notice from the National Sea Grant 
College Program Office (NSGCPO). A brochure describing the program is 
also available from the NSGCPO for distribution by both that office and 
the state Sea Grant programs.


    Any student who, on September 30th of the year of application, is 
in a master's, doctoral or professional program in a marine related 
field from any accredited institution of higher education may apply to 
the NSGCPO through any state Sea Grant program.


    Students must submit applications to the state Sea Grant Director, 
who will be the applicant's sponsor, by the date set by the Directors 
in their individual program announcement (usually early to mid-
September). Applications are to be submitted to the NSGCPO by the 
sponsoring state Sea Grant Director, no later than close of business on 
September 30th of any given year.
    The competitive selection process and subsequent notification will 
be completed by October 31st of any given year.

Stipend and Expenses

    For 1997 a Fellow will receive an award of $30,000 which is 
distributed between salary (stipend) and living expenses in accordance 
with University guidelines. Other expenses covered are travel, moving 
costs, health insurance and institutional overhead.


    An application will include:

Personal and academic resume or curriculum vitae.
Personal education and career goal statement which emphasizes 
expectations from the experience in the way of career development. (not 
to exceed 2 pages)
No more than two letters of recommendation with at least one being from 
the student's major professor.
A letter of endorsement from the sponsoring state Sea Grant Director.
Copy of undergraduate and graduate student transcripts. Thesis papers 
are not desired.

    It is our intent that all applicants be evaluated only on their 
ability, therefore letters of endorsements from members of Congress, 
friends, relatives or others will not be considered.
    Placement preference in the Executive or Legislative Branches of 
the Government may be stated, and will be honored to the extent 

Selection Criteria

    The selection criteria will include:

Strength of Academic Performance.
Communications Skills (both written and oral).
Diversity of Academic Background.
Work Experience.
Support of Major Professor.
Support of Sea Grant Director.
Ability to Work with People.


    Applicants will be individually reviewed and ranked by a panel 
chaired by the Director of Federal Fellowships of the NSGCPO and 
include representation from (1) the Council of Sea Grant Directors, (2) 
the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, and (3) the current and possibly last past group of Fellows. 
The individuals representative of these groups will be chosen on a year 
by year basis according to availability, timing, and other exigencies. 
Selection of finalists by the panel will be done by the Panel Chair 
according to the criteria outlined above. After selection, the panel 
chair will group applicants into the two categories, legislative and 
executive, based upon the applicant's stated preference and/or judgment 
of the panel based upon material submitted. The number of fellows 
assigned to the Congress will be limited to 10.
Kurt Schrebile,
Executive Dir. OAR, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
[FR Doc. 96-17154 Filed 7-03-96; 8:45 am]