Fiscal Year 2020 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship

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Funding Opportunity ID:310836
Opportunity Number:NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2005911
Opportunity Title:Fiscal Year 2020 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):11.417
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 22, 2019, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program, that has an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The graduate degree must be awarded through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories. The National Sea Grant College Program champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by 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, citizenship types, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity.
Agency Code:DOC
Agency Name:Department of Commerce
Posted Date:Dec 04, 2018
Close Date:Feb 22, 2019
Last Updated Date:Dec 04, 2018
Award Ceiling:$71,500
Award Floor:$61,500
Estimated Total Program Funding:$5,005,000
Expected Number of Awards:70
Description: The National Sea Grant College Program was enacted by U.S. Congress in 1966 (amended in 2008, Public Law 110-394) to support leveraged federal and state partnership that harness the intellectual capacity of the nation’s universities and research institutions to solve problems and generate opportunities in coastal communities. This notice announces that applications may be submitted for the 2020 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship (Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program). The National Sea Grant College Program anticipates funding not less than 35 selected applicants, of which those assigned to the Legislative branch will be approximately 14. Each award will be funded up to a total of $71,500 in federal funding, which includes up to $10,000 for office-related travel. In certain circumstances additional office-related travel funding may take the award above $71,500. In such cases any additional funds will be administered through an amendment to the grant. Applicants are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Sea Grant Program in their state/territory one to two months prior to the state application deadline to receive application support and provide notification of an intent to apply. The applicant should allow sufficient time to schedule an interview with the eligible Sea Grant program at the program’s request. This document sets out requirements for submitting to NOAA-OAR-SG-2020-2005911. Additional guidance and tips on how best to prepare an application are provided in the Sea Grant General Application Guide available at:

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