Several opportunities are available to graduate students and faculty members in the Illinois-Indiana region. Graduate student fellowships include governmental internships in Washington D.C., funding to support research and a yearlong assignment at the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Graduate student fellowships are typically announced in the late fall with applications due in the early winter, although dates vary from year to year.
ILLINOIS-INDIANA SEA GRANT SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This is a professional networking and development opportunity to support graduate students and faculty from institutions of higher learning in Illinois and Indiana who wish to develop extension, education, or communication capacities related to their scholarly interests.
For graduate students, deliverables depend on the student’s primary research interest, as the funding is primarily intended to help the student improve their research. Graduate student scholars are also expected to take part in professional development activities throughout their tenure. No citizenship requirements.
JOHN A. KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The Knauss fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one year paid fellowship. No citizenship requirements.
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE FELLOWSHIPS
These fellowships are aimed at PhD candidates, who are United States citizens, interested in the population dynamics of living marine resources and the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing their status. The marine resource economics fellowship concentrates on the conservation and management of marine resources.
NOAA COASTAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP
The Coastal Management Fellowship was established to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. The program matches postgraduate students with state coastal zone programs to work on projects proposed by the state. U.S. Citizens only.