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GLIN==> APPLY NOW! 2004 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship

2004 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship
Application deadline: Friday, February 6, 2004

Download the 2004 Fellowship announcement: 

This is the fifth year of the fellowship being sponsored by the Great 
Lakes Commission, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 
(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 Lakes' 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.

The length of assignment is for one full year and is non-renewable. The 
inclusive dates of the official fellowship are May 1, 2004 until April 
30, 2005; however, these dates are flexible to accommodate academic 
semester or recipient needs.

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 in the United States.
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);
     * Two letters of recommendation with at least one from the 
student's major professor;
     * A letter of endorsement from the sponsoring Sea Grant director; and
     * A copy of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts.

Note: Thesis papers are not desired.

The 2004 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 Great 
Lakes Commission manages the fellowship in consultation with the 
National Sea Grant Office (NSGO).

Selection Process
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 President/CEO 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.

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 President/CEO 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.

     * Friday, February 6, 2004: Application materials from each student 
are due to the state Sea Grant Director.
     * February 20, 2004: Nominees from Sea Grant Programs are due to 
the Great Lakes Commission.
     * February 27, 2004: The finalists are selected by a panel at the 
Great Lakes Commission.
     * March 12, 2004: Fellow selected by Great Lakes Commission-Sea 
Grant selection team.
     * May 1, 2004 (approximate): start of the fellowship.

Application deadline is Friday, February 6, 2004. Absolutely no late 
applications will be considered.

For more information
You can obtain more information about the Great Lakes - Sea Grant 
Fellowship from the following sources:

Dr. Michael J. Donahue, President/CEO
Great Lakes Commission
Eisenhower Corporate Park
2805 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6791
Phone: 734/971.9135
E-Mail: mdonahue@glc.org

Ms. Nikola Garber
National Sea Grant College Program
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301/713.2431, ext. 124
E-Mail: Nikola.Garber@noaa.gov
You can also obtain additional information from your nearest Sea Grant 

     * Great Lakes Sea Grant Network
     * University of Illinois: 765/494.3573
     * University of Michigan: 734/763.1437
     * University of Minnesota: 218/726.8106
     * State University of New York (SUNY): 631/632.6905
     * Ohio State University: 614/292.8949
     * Penn State Erie: 814/898.6420
     * Purdue University: 765/494.3573
     * University of Wisconsin: 608/262.0905

The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Dr. Samuel W. Speck (Ohio), is a 
nonpartisan, binational compact agency created by state and U.S. federal 
law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and 
high quality of life for the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence region and its 
residents. The Commission consists of state legislators, agency 
officials, and governors’ appointees from its eight member states. 
Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the 
signing of a "Declaration of Partnership." The Commission maintains a 
formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, 
tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional interests. 
The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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