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Alaska Sea Grant accepting state and national fellowship applications

Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship

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Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship alum Jane Sullivan.

Alaska Sea Grant is soliciting applications for the 2021 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested in science or policy that affects Alaska’s marine and coastal resources. 

The 12-month paid state fellowship program matches highly motivated and qualified graduate students or recent graduates with Alaska-based state or federal agencies. Fellows work in the planning, implementation and management of marine and coastal resource policies and programs. 

Successful candidates may be placed with the following organizations in positions to begin mid-2021:

  • NOAA, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories
  • NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, Habitat Conservation Division
  • NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, Protected Resources Division
  • Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Alaska Conservation Foundation

The deadline to apply is February 12, 2021. For more information on the fellowship and application, visit the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program.

Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) with Alaska Sea Grant staff and faculty, and three Knauss fellows at a 2017 reception in Washington, D.C.

Alaska Sea Grant is accepting applications for the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship through February 19, 2021. The Knauss Fellowship is for graduate students interested in national policy affecting coastal and ocean resources. Recipients spend a year working on substantive national policy issues related to aquatic resources, in either executive or legislative government offices in the Washington, D.C., area.

Past Knauss fellows from Alaska have been placed with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office, a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, and others. 

For more information, and how to apply through Alaska Sea Grant, visit the Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.

NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program

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Thomas Kline photo.

Since 1990, Sea Grant and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have partnered to train students in two specialized areas: population and ecosystem dynamics, and marine resource economics. The NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowship Program is for PhD students interested in careers related to (1) marine ecosystem and population dynamics with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources, or (2) the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources. 

This fellowship program can provide up to three years of support for highly qualified PhD students. Prior to the application deadline of January 26, 2021, applicants are encouraged to contact Alaska Sea Grant as early as possible, to provide notification of intent to apply and receive application support. Learn more about the NMFS–Sea Grant Joint Fellowships.


Additional information about these and other student internships, scholarships, and fellowships, can be found by visiting Alaska Sea Grant Student Fellowships and Awards.

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