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Maryland Sea Grant RFP

Maryland Sea Grant's Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available for February 1, 2007-January 31, 2009. The program offers support on an open, competitive basis. This funding cycle will focus on coastal conservation and restoration. Principal Investigators (PIs) must be affiliated with an academic institution or research laboratory in Maryland. Co-PIs can be from institutions outside Maryland.

The RFP and application materials are on the web at www.mdsg.umd.edu/Research/RFP/. To request a paper copy or for more information, call (301) 405-7500.

Fellowship Opportunities

Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships. These fellowships are funded by the National Sea Grant office and administered through individual state Sea Grant programs. Knauss Fellows spend a year in marine policy-related positions in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Fellowships will run from February 1, 2007 to January 31, 2008 and pay a stipend of $33,000 plus $7,000 for expenses such as health insurance and travel.

To qualify for a fellowship, students must be enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program in a marine-related field at an accredited institution in the United States on April 1st of the year of application.

The application deadline is March 1, 2006; however, applicants are urged to check with the Maryland Sea Grant office by mid-January for guidance and application details. For general information, please check the web at www.seagrant.noaa. gov/knauss. html.

Coastal Management Fellowships. These fellowships offer on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and provide project assistance to state coastal zone management programs. Established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center in 1996, this two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

Students completing a master's, doctoral, or professional degree program in natural resource management or environmental-related studies at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2005 and July 31, 2006 are eligible. Those studying a broad range of environmental programs are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline for the fellowship program is January 30, 2006. Those interested in applying should check with the Maryland Sea Grant office as soon as possible for guidance in the application process. For general information, please check the web at www.csc.noaa. gov/cms/fellows.html.

For application details concerning either the Knauss Marine Policy fellowships or the Coastal Management fellowships, contact Susan Leet, Maryland Sea Grant College Program; phone, 301.405.6375; e-mail, leet@mdsg.umd.edu.

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