Grant Opportunity: National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy

National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy
Application deadline: February 19, 2010

Description:
The sponsor supports fellowships to provide educational experiences to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Awards provide a stipend of $44,000 for one year.

The Program matches graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, and in the national policy and management decisions affecting these resources, with hosts in the Legislative and Executive branches of the Federal government for a one year paid fellowship. The program priorities for this opportunity support NOAA’s Ecosystem mission support goal: Protec t, restore and manage use of coastal and ocean resources through ecosystem-based management.

Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 19, 2010, is in a graduate or professional program in a marine or aquatic-related field at a United States-accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories may apply.

Eligible graduate students must submit applications to state Sea Grant college programs. Applications from prospective fellows to the State Sea Grant College Programs (SGCP) are due February 19, 2010. Selected applications from the sponsoring SGCP are to be received in the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) through Grants.gov no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on April 02, 2010.

Contact:
College of Charleston
Susan E. Anderson, Assistant Director
Office of Research & Grants Administration
College of Charleston
Voice: 843-953-4973
Fax: 843-953-6577
National Sea Grant College Program
Miguel Lugo
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: 301-734-1077 x-1075

More Information:

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-16810.htm
The SGCP program receives and administers the overall cooperative agreement of $46,000 per student on behalf of each Fellow selected from their program. Of this amount, the local Sea Grant program provides $35,000 to each Fellow for stipend and living expenses (per diem). $9,000 will be used to cover mandatory health insurance for the Fellow and moving expenses. Any remaining funds of the $9,000 shall be used for the fellow during the Fellowship year, first to satisfy academic degree-related activities, and second for Fellowship-related activities. Finally, up to $2,000 from the total $46,000 can be used to cover placement week costs. Indirect costs are not allowable from the Federal funds either for the Fellowships or for any costs associated with the Fellowships, including the $2,000 budgeted for placement week. These costs, though, can be denoted as matching funds.
During the Fellowship, the host may provide supplemental funds for work-related travel by the Fellow. Not less than 30 applicants will be selected, of which the selected applicants assigned to the Congress maybe limited to 10.

Please contact the Office of Research & Grants Administration if interested in this opportunity: Grants@cofc.edu

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