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The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

APPLY NOW! Application deadline: February 15, 2001

This is the second year of the fellowship being sponsored by the Great
Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís
(NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant

The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellow will work with members of
the Great Lakesí science, policy and information/education communities
to advance the environmental quality and sustainable economic
development goals of the Great Lakes states.  In so doing, the fellow
will contribute to and benefit from research coordination and policy
analysis activities.  The fellow will be housed at the Great Lakes
Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Length of Assignment: The length of assignment is for one full year and
is non-renewable.  The inclusive dates of the official fellowship are
May 1, 2001 until April 31, 2002; however, these dates are flexible to
accommodate academic semester or recipient needs.

Who Can Apply: Eligible applicants include:  students who, at the time
of application, are in a graduate or professional degree program in a
marine or aquatic-related field at a U.S. accredited institution of
higher education.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship
opportunity with their local Sea Grant programs.  Interested individuals
should submit their applications to local Sea Grant programs, which then
screen the applications for forwarding to the Great Lakes Commission.
Each application must include:

* personal and academic resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed 2
* education and career goal statement with emphasis on what the
prospective fellow expects from the experience in the way of career
development (1000 words or less);
* no more than two letters of recommendation with at least one from the
studentís major professor; thesis papers are not desired;
* a letter of endorsement from the sponsoring Sea Grant director; and,
* a copy of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

Award: The 2001 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship award is
$38,000 over a full one-year period.  Of this amount, $32,000 is
provided to each Fellow for compensation.  The remaining $6,000 will be
used to cover health insurance for the Fellow; satisfy academic
degree-related travel; and support Fellowship-related travel. Indirect
costs are not allowable for either the Fellowships or for any costs
associated with the Fellowships [15 CFR 917.11(e), Guidelines for Sea
Grant Fellowships]. During the fellowship, the Great Lakes Commission
may provide supplemental funds for work-related travel by the fellow.
The fellowship is managed by the Great Lakes Commission in consultation
with the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO).

Selection: Each Great Lakes Sea Grant program (IN/IL, MI, MN, NY, OH,
PA, WI) may submit up to two applicants to the regional competition
conducted by the Great Lakes Commission in coordination with the
National Sea Grant Office and Great Lakes Sea Grant Network.  Selection
criteria include: academic ability, communications skills, diversity and
appropriateness of academic background, additional qualifying
experience, support of major professor, support of Sea Grant director,
and relevance of applicant academic background and/or interests to the
Fellowship experience the Great Lakes Commission can provide.

A selection team evaluates each candidate using the above criteria.
This team consists of 1) the Executive Director of the Great Lakes
Commission, 2) NSGO Manager for the Knauss Fellowship Program or NSGO
Education Program Leader, and 3) an elected representative from the
Great Lakes Sea Grant Program directors.  One fellow will be selected.

Responsibilities: The fellow will be assigned responsibilities in the
area of science/policy research, analysis and interjurisdictional
coordination.  It is anticipated that the fellow will work on one or
more issues in depth, while also being exposed to a range of salient
science, resource management and public policy issues.  An emphasis will
be placed on networking; the fellow will participate in various
activities and events, and interact with senior level officials at all
levels of government.  Extensive interaction with Knauss Sea Grant
Fellows will be a priority, and travel to Washington, D.C. will be
arranged for an introduction to federal legislative, appropriations, and
policy processes.

Reporting Requirements: The Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
will be conducted under the technical and administrative direction of
the Great Lakes Commission.  The executive director of the Great Lakes
Commission and the NSGO Manager for Fellowship Programs will share
overall program management responsibility and will jointly address any
problems/matters that arise over the course of the Fellowship.  Fellows
are required to submit quarterly reports (and an exit report) to the
Great Lakes Commission for distribution to the NSGO and all Great Lakes
Sea Grant directors.


* February 15, 2001 - Application materials from each student are due to
the state Sea Grant Director.
* February 28, 2001 - Nominees from Sea Grant Programs are sent due to
the Great Lakes Commission
* March 9, 2001 - The finalists are selected by panel at the Great Lakes
* March 30, 2001- Fellow selected by Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant
selection team.
* May 1, 2001 (approximate) - start of the fellowship.

More information can be obtained from:

Dr. Michael J. Donahue, executive director, Great Lakes Commission, The
Argus II Building, 400 Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103-4816,
Ph: 734-665-9135, Email - mdonahue@glc.org;

Ms. Nikola Garber, National Sea Grant College Program, 1315 East-West
Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, Ph: 301-713-2431 extension 124,
Email - Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov

Your nearest Sea Grant program:

University of Illinois - 765-494-3573
University of Michigan - 734-763-1437
University of Minnesota - 218-726-8106
State University of New York - 631-632-6905
The Ohio State University - 614-292-8949
Penn State Erie - 814-898-6420
Purdue University - 765-494-3573
University of Wisconsin - 608-262-0905

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