American Geosciences Institute 2017-2018 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship

The AGI Congressional Geoscience Fellowship represents a unique opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the legislative process on Capitol Hill. The successful candidate will spend 12 months (starting September 1, 2017) in Washington working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or a congressional committee. Fellows make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of geoscientific knowledge on issues relating to the environment, resources, natural hazards, and federal science policy. 

Prospective applicants should have a broad geoscience background and excellent written and oral communication skills. Although prior experience in public policy is not necessary, a demonstrable interest in applying science to solving public problems is desirable. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment or a master's degree in engineering plus three years of professional engineering experience is required. Applicants must be one of AGI's member societies, a list of which is available on our website. 

The fellowship carries an annual salary of $68,000 relocation, and travel. Additionally, it may be possible to extend the fellowship for up to four months. Support for the fellowship is provided by an endowment through the AGI Foundation honoring William L. Fisher. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae with three letters of reference through our online application. For further details, please visit our website at www.americangeosciences.org/policy/internships-and-fellowships, call (703)-379-2480, ext. 228, or email govt@agiweb.org. AGI is an equal opportunity employer. 

All application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2017. 

Several of AGI’s Member Societies also sponsor Congressional Science Fellowships. For further information, contact the American Geophysical Union (www.agu.org), the Geological Society of America (www.geosociety.org), or the Soil Science Society of America (www.soils.org). It is acceptable to apply to more than one society. Stipends, application procedures, and deadlines vary. 

Four (4) MD Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

Maryland Sea Grant is currently accepting applications for four graduate fellowship programs.


Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships – Due February 21, 2017 http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/topics/graduate-fellowships/knauss-marine-policy-fellowships

Coastal Management Fellowships (2 years) – Due January 20, 2017

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics Fellowship (up to 3 years) – Due January 27, 2017

Marine Resource Economics Fellowship (2 years) – Due January 27, 2017

Please visit the website for application instructions. http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/topics/graduate-fellowships/graduate-fellowships

2018 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships: Washington, DC marine policy fellowship in executive or legislative branch of government for graduate students who have an interest in ocean and coastal resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. One year, non-renewable appointment.

Applications Due: February 21, 2017 to Maryland Sea Grant

AvailabilityThe National Sea Grant College Program awarded 63 Fellowships to highly qualified graduate students in 2016.

Eligibility: Any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 21, 2017, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program that has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources is eligible to apply. The graduate degree needs to be awarded through a United States accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories. District of Columbia residents apply through Maryland Sea Grant and must first contact oar.sg.fellows@noaa.gov.
UPDATED Funding: $47,500 stipend and $14,000 for travel and benefits.

Please visit our website for more information on applying: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/topics/graduate-fellowships/knauss-marine-policy-fellowships

Coastal Management Fellowship program: The fellowship was established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students.

Applications Due: January 20, 2017 to Maryland Sea Grant.

Stipend:  $34,000, plus health insurance, workers compensation, and relocation and travel reimbursement.

Eligibility: These two-year opportunities are available to any student completing a master’s, doctoral, or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies from an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017. MDSG accepts applicants from academic institutions in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Information, including the official announcement, is available from our website: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/topics/graduate-fellowships/coastal-management-fellowships

NOAA Office for Coastal Management national competition site: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

Population and Ecosystem Dynamics: For Ph.D. students interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. Up to three years of funding.
Marine Resource Economics: For Ph.D. students interested in marine resource economics, concentrating on the conservation and management of living marine resources. Up to two years of funding.
Applications Due: January 27, 2017 to Maryland Sea Grant.
Availability: Up to two fellowships of each type are awarded nationally each year. 
Eligibility: Fellowships are available to Ph.D. students who are U.S. citizens enrolled in a U.S. university or college. MDSG accepts applicants from academic institutions in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Funding: Up to $46,000 (including 20% matching funds) per year for salary (stipend), living expenses (per diem), travel, etc. 
Please contact us in advance if you are interested in this fellowship to discuss the submission process (which is different from the Knauss and Coastal Management fellowships). 

Visit our website for more information on applying to either fellowship: http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/topics/graduate-fellowships/population-and-ecosystem-dynamics-and-economics-fellowships