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NOAA Knauss Marine Policy Graduate Fellowship: Informational Webinar

NOAA's Sea Grant is offering two informational webinars about the Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship to EPP Scholars and graduate students at EPP institutions. Program leaders will discuss the purpose and benefits of the Knauss Fellowship, tips on applying, and hear from Jeanette Davis, an EPP alumna and current Knauss Fellow about her experiences and advice. Janice Sessing, a Knauss alumna, will share her post-fellowship experiences and discuss different career pathways.

The Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship supports graduate students interested in learning how science influences policy and how policy impacts science. Fellows spend a year in a federal agency in Washington, DC or on Capitol Hill, with a $45,000 stipend and additional travel funds to support their continuing education.

Please encourage your students, particularly graduate students in all programs to attend one of the two scheduled events. There will be time for a Q&A session, and both webinars will be recorded for scholars to view anytime. Questions can be directed to Julia Galkiewicz (julia.galkiewicz@noaa.gov; 301-734-1067). Click here for more information.

July 21, 3:00-3:30 pm (ET): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/605491525347541762

July 23 12:30-1:00 pm (ET): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4745029658621899778


 
National Coral Reef Management Fellowship:
Application Due July 31st, 2015

The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship Program is a partnership between NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program, U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Insular Affairs, the U.S. All Islands Coral Reef Committee and the National Coral Reef Institute. The program seeks to build the next generation of coral reef conservation leaders and supports two-year positions that strive to address both current capacity gaps, as well as to build longer-term management capacity in the jurisdictions by placing highly qualified individuals whose education and work experience meet each jurisdiction’s specific coral reef management needs.

The partnership is recruiting for seven Coral Reef Management Fellowship positions: U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Florida, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, for two-year positions beginning January 2016.

Each position has its own distinct work plan, responding to specific needs for increased coral reef management capacity in each coral reef jurisdiction and provides training and professional development opportunities. Fellows will work on issues affecting U.S. coral reef ecosystems including climate change, land-based sources of pollution and fishing. They will also work to address local needs such as the development of management plans for marine managed areas, stakeholder and public engagement in management programs, climate change adaptation, and the monitoring of coral reef ecosystems*.

http://coralreef.noaa.gov/aboutcrcp/news/featuredstories/jun15/fellowship.html

*Deadline for application is July 31, 2015.

 
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