John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program

OPEN

The call for student applications for the 2023 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is now open. Applications are due to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant via eProjects by Friday February 18, 2022.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Friday Feb. 18, 2022 5pm: applications due to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant via eProjects
  • Feb. 1, 2023: start date for Knauss Fellowship in Washington DC

About the Knauss Fellowship

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Sea Grant Office, 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.

Eligibility

The 2023 Knauss Fellowship begins February 1, 2023 and ends on January 31, 2024). Eligibility requirements include:

  • Enrolled towards a degree in a graduate program at any point between the onset of the 2021 Fall Term (quarter, trimester, semester, etc.) and February 18, 2022;
  • The student’s graduate degree program must be through an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or U.S. Territories;
  • Students are eligible regardless of nationality; domestic and international students at accredited U.S. institutions may apply;
  • Applicants must have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.

Stipend

Each fellow will receive a $66,500/year stipend for the 1-year fellowship. Fellows will be responsible for obtaining health insurance and for the tracking and allocation of state and federal taxes as appropriate. Possible travel associated with the fellowship may be covered by the host agency at the agency’s discretion.

Application Process

A complete application will include:

  1. Personal and academic curriculum vitae (two pages maximum, 12-point font)
  2. Personal education and career goal statement (1,500 words maximum, 12-point font)
  3. Listing of classes and/or plans for Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 (one page max)
  4. Copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts. Unofficial copies will be accepted at time of application deadline with official transcripts due prior to finalizing awards.
  5. Two letters of professional recommendation, including one from the student’s degree advisor. If no degree advisor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant academically may be substituted. Letters will be received through eProjects.

For more detailed information on the application components please refer to this document: 2023-Knauss-Fellowship-Narrative-and-Instructions.pdf

How to Submit Application

Applications should be submitted via eProjects by 5:00 PM HST on Friday, February 18, 2022. https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/eProjects/logn/logn_login.php (Note: upon first arrival at eProjects, if you do not already have an account, you will be asked to sign up and create a username and password). Late applications will not be considered. Students will be asked to submit the names and emails for their letter writers. Letters of recommendation will be submitted via eProjects directly from the letter writers.

Contact

Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Hawaiʻi Sea Grant. Please contact Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Assistant Director for Research and Fellowships, Maya Walton at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu. No more than six (6) applicants will be submitted to NOAA’s National Sea Grant Office according to criteria used in the national competition. The selection process and notification to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant will be completed by July of 2022.

Students from natural science, social science, and law graduate and professional programs are encouraged to apply. Any questions on the fellowship or application process can be directed to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Program Leader, Maya Walton (waltonm@hawaii.edu, 808-956-6992).

For further details, visit: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Knauss

Application instructions available (pdf) HERE.

2022 Legislative Grau Fellowship in Washington D.C.

2022 Legislative E. Gordon Grau Coastal and Marine Resource Management Fellowship Program

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The call for student applications for the 2022 Legislative Grau Fellowship in Washington D.C. is now open. Applications are due to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant via eProjects by Friday, November 12, 2021.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Friday November 12, 2021, 5pm: applications due to Hawaiʻi Sea Grant via eProjects
  • Feb.1, 2022: start date for Legislative Grau Fellowship in Washington DC

About the Fellowship

In recognition of Professor Emeritus E. Gordon Grau’s service of more than 14 years to the Sea Grant College Program at the University of Hawaiʻi (Hawaiʻi Sea Grant) and the national network of 34 Sea Grant College Programs nationwide, we have established the E. Gordon Grau Coastal and Marine Resource Management Fellowship Program (Grau Fellowship). Sponsored by Hawaiʻi Sea Grant, the Grau Fellowship provides a unique educational and work opportunity for post-graduate students who are interested in coastal and marine resource management and policy decisions affecting those resources in Hawaiʻi. Modeled after the highly successful John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program, the Grau Fellowship provides fellows an opportunity to acquire hands-on, on-the-job experience in the planning, implementation and management of marine, coastal, and/or watershed resource policies and programs in Hawaiʻi and/or Washington D.C. for a paid fellowship ($60,000/year). This is a special call for applications for a one year Legislative Grau Fellowship based in Washington D.C. from February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023.

Eligibility

Graduate students at institutions of higher education in Hawaiʻi who complete their degrees (Masters, Ph.D., or J.D) between May 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 in fields related to conservation, management, public policy, planning, or law of marine and/or coastal resources are eligible and encouraged to apply (e.g., students who completed graduate programs in the Hawaiian Islands). Additionally, applicants who graduated from a high school in Hawaiʻi and complete their graduate degrees between May 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 in related disciplines as described above from accredited institutions of higher education outside of Hawaiʻi are encouraged to apply (e.g., students who graduated high school in Hawaiʻi and completed graduate degrees in California). Fellows must complete all degree requirements before starting the fellowship.

Hawaiʻi Sea Grant is committed to increasing the diversity of the workforce in Hawaiʻi. Sea Grant embraces individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, citizenship types, marital statuses, job classifications, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types. Hawaiʻi Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication, and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives, and ways of thinking.

Stipend and Expenses

Each fellow will receive a $60,000/year stipend for the 1-year fellowship ($5,000/month). Fellows will be responsible for obtaining health insurance and for the tracking and allocation of state and federal taxes as appropriate. Possible travel associated with the fellowship may be covered by the host agency at the agency’s discretion. The chosen Grau Fellow can also receive up to $2,000 for assistance with relocation.

Length of Assignment

The length of assignment is 1 year (12 months; non-renewable). The fellowship will begin February 1, 2022 and end January 30, 2023.

Application Process

A complete application will include:

Personal and academic curriculum vitae (two pages maximum, 12-point font) that:

– Describes applicant’s experience in either marine/coastal/watershed/climate science, natural and cultural resource management, planning, public policy, and/or law.
-Describes any honors, awards, and other recognition received by the applicant
-Shows that the applicant has interest in working with diverse stakeholders
-Describes applicant’s commitment to apply scientific expertise to serve society
-Describes applicant’s prior leadership roles relevant to career stage (e.g., student government, faculty committees, advisory committees, professional societies, community initiatives, etc.)

A personal education and career goal statement (1,000 words maximum, 12-point font) that includes the following:

-Emphasizes the applicant’s abilities and interests, relevant background and experience, and expectations of the career development experience.
-Describes what the applicant expects to gain from and contribute to the Grau Fellowship Program.
-Describes why the applicant is specifically interested in the Washington D.C. based fellowship in Senator Schatzʻs office.
-Describes the applicant’s long term career goals. In other words, how does the Grau Fellowship position the applicant to successfully achieve their next desired step in terms of their career?

Copies of all undergraduate and graduate student transcripts. Unofficial copies will be accepted at time of application deadline with official transcripts due prior to finalizing awards.

Two letters of professional recommendation, including one from the student’s degree advisor. If no degree advisor exists, the faculty member who is most familiar with the applicant academically may be substituted. Letters will be received through eProjects. We encourage students to enter the names and emails of their letter writers in eProjects early in the application process.

Written documentation that a graduate degree has been completed or will be completed by December 31, 2021. For most students the copy of the transcript will show that the graduate degree has been conferred. For students who are graduating after Grau Fellowship applications are due in November 2021, we ask for a signed letter from the studentʻs advisor or department chair stating the student’s intended graduation date and what remains to be completed in their degree program before graduation.

How to Submit Application

Applications should be submitted via eProjects by 5:00 PM HST on Friday, November 12, 2021. https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/eProjects/logn/logn_login.php (Note: upon first arrival at eProjects, if you do not already have an account, you will be asked to sign up and create a username and password). Late applications will not be considered. Students will be asked to submit the names and emails for their two letter writers. Letters of recommendation will be submitted via eProjects directly from the letter writers.

Potential Host Office(s) for the 2022 Fellowship in Washington D.C.

Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

Brian Schatz is Hawai‘i’s senior United States Senator. Senator Schatz chairs the Indian Affairs Committee, and serves on the Appropriations Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; the Foreign Relations Committee; and the Select Committee on Ethics. The Schatz office would like to collaborate with an incoming Grau fellow to: take action on sustainability and resilience; assist with NOAA, NSF, and NASA appropriations; analyze ocean and science legislation; and engage the stakeholder communities in DC and Hawai‘i. The 2022 Grau Fellow will be expected to take ownership of select projects, so self-starters with strong writing and strategic communication skills will have an advantage. In return, this host office offers professional development and mentoring through a broad array of tasks: memos to analyze issues and recommend action, discussions/negotiations with other Congressional offices, and opportunities to staff the Senator in the Commerce Committee and Appropriations Committee processes. The 2022 Grau Fellow will undertake these tasks to support a principled, practical, and highly intelligent member with a long history of prioritizing climate action and environmental protection

Desired skills for this fellow are:

-Background in marine management, marine biology, marine conservation, natural sciences, planning, communication, and/or environmental law.
-Ability to learn and translate technical/scientific topics to non-technical audiences.
-Ability to connect and communicate with various audiences.
-Ability to work independently or in teams with diverse user groups, cultures, personalities, and perspectives.
-Ability to coordinate and organize working groups and meeting logistics and planning.
-Ability to complete background research and synthesize information into concise and clear written products quickly.
-Ability to think critically, speak clearly, and write effectively.

A “day in the life” of a Grau Fellow might look like:

You start the day with email, news, and caffeine of choice. You and your mentor check in on projects and overnight developments in Hawaiʻi. Good news! If you work quickly, Hawaiʻi colleagues can wake up to an email that answers their question. You start the research while your mentor reads that draft legislation you sent him.

As you finish, your mentor calls you again: “This is a good start!” You’re on the right track, and they have feedback to improve your product. The best way to learn to draft is by doing it, so your mentor assigned you a piece of legislation that will be a centerpiece of your fellowship year.

Then there’s a call with an out-of-state coastal restoration group, where you respectfully learn their priorities. Your host office is training you to take meetings like this on your own. Next: a call with NOAA Fisheries leadership on that observer issue you researched; they agree to the Senator’s request, but you’ll have to follow up. Finally, there’s “Legislative Planning,” with the Senator to discuss a bill idea—something that you and your mentor came up with while working with another team—maybe infrastructure or climate. Collaboration is an expectation in the office, and it leads to great opportunities to

Selection

Selection of finalists for the 2022 Legislative Grau Fellowship will be made based on reviews of written application materials and interviews (in person, via zoom, or phone). Selection criteria include: academic ability, communication skills, diversity and appropriateness of academic background, clear articulation of career goals and how the fellowship fits in the students anticipated career path, additional qualifying experience, and letters of support.

Timeline

November 12, 2021 (5:00 PM HST): Applications due via eProjects https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/eProjects/logn/logn_login

Late November 2021(approximate): Interviews of finalists by Hawaiʻi Sea Grant.

Early December 2021 (approximate): The 2022 Legislative Grau Fellow is selected. All other finalists are notified of status.

February 1, 2022: Fellowship begins in Washington D.C.

Contact

For additional information, please contact:

Maya Walton
Assistant Director for Research and Fellowships
University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program
waltonm@hawaii.edu; (808) 956-6992

Job opportunity working on climate change and invasive species in the Pacific Islands

Closing date: November 23, 2021

Job Summary:

FULL JOB LINK

Job Summary:

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

DUTIES: Supports efforts to decrease the threat to island ecosystems and communities posed by the interaction of climate change with invasive, non-native species. Provides scientific support as well as coordination functions for the Pacific Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Network (Pacific RISCC), including conducting preliminary science needs assessments of resource managers throughout the U.S. Pacific Islands, synthesizing existing scientific information and tools, developing management-relevant products including publications for scientific, peer-reviewed journals, and facilitating the creation of an applied research agenda. Coordinates a Pacific RISCC Science Advisory Board and one or more workshops annually. Represents the Pacific RISCC at relevant conferences, serve as a liaison among participant agencies, the leadership team and the advisory board, and take responsibility for communicating with and maintaining relations with the RISCC community.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: PhD from an accredited college or university in Natural Resource Management, Applied Climate Research, Conservation, Ecology, or related field with a strong emphasis on ecosystem resilience and sustainability. (Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Natural Resource Management, Applied Climate Research, Conservation, Ecology, or related field and three (3) years of professional experience may substitute for a
PhD). EXPERIENCE: One to three (1-3) years of experience evaluating program effectiveness and implementing change. Demonstrated professional relationships in Hawai‘i and/or the Pacific Islands.

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Familiarity with the context of invasive species and climate change in Pacific Island ecosystem. Ability to communicate with researchers, managers, and the general public about climate change or invasive species. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Sensitivity to diverse opinions and differing social and cultural perceptions. Demonstrated facilitation, presentation, and outreach skills. Ability to lead and publish scientific articles.

POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity’s policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH’s, UH’s, or business entity’s policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).
MONTHLY SALARY: Salary commensurate with qualifications.
INQUIRIES: Dr. Darren Lerner 956-7031 (Oahu).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. All RCUH employees and positions are subject to the August 5, 2021 Emergency Proclamation requiring all State/RCUH employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19. All post-job offer/new hires will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated (e.g., their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) or a Negative COVID-19 Test result during the onboarding process. Requests for a religious or medical accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccination will be handled on a post-job offer basis. Individuals granted an accommodation will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956- 0872.

Hawai‘i Sea Grant is Seeking Science Writers

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Please reply to Cindy Knapman, lknapman@hawaii.edu

Science writers specializing in coastal and ocean resource management and water resource management needed for Hawai‘i Sea Grant’s biannual magazine Ka Pili Kai, published by the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Must possess an understanding of Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands issues. It is helpful if the contractor is based in Hawai‘i or the Pacific Islands, but is not required.

Ka Pili Kai magazine communicates scientific knowledge to people of all ages who are interested in ocean and coastal management. It focuses on the topics such as water resources, coastal and climate science, sustainable coastal tourism, smart building and community design, marine education, and indigenous science, knowledge, and culture. The magazine is geared for ocean and coastal resource managers, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations such as environmental groups, and interested citizens. Please find a copy of our last issue HERE.

  1. The contractor will collect information on a pre-selected topic by interviewing scientists, resource managers, or cultural experts who are involved with the topic of interest.
  2. The contractor will be requested to write one or more of the following:
  3. 600-word profile on an individual
  4. 600-word story on a specific topic of interest that will be assigned
  5. 1,500-word summary of a selected book
  6. 2,000-2,500-word story on a specific topic of interest that will be assigned

The target audience includes policymakers, ocean and coastal resource professionals, and interested citizens. The articles should spark the reader’s interest by:

  1. Translating technical scientific information into layman’s terms.
  2. Providing context so the relevance of the information is readily apparent.
  3. Providing interesting quotes from the scientists and other interviewees.
  4. Craft a frame narrative so the article tells an interesting story and holds the reader’s
    attention.

The contractor will also:

  1. Obtain photos and/or figures from the featured scientist(s) or cultural experts related to the findings and write captions for each. Photos and figures should be provided electronically as individual files. Photos should be .jpg or .tiff files with a minimum resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi).
  2. Provide managing editor with a preliminary draft for review and work with them to resolve any issues regarding clarity and accuracy.
  3. Submit the final draft electronically in Microsoft Word along with photos and figures to the managing editor within 3 weeks.

The contractor must have sufficient understanding of science and ocean and coastal management to translate complex scientific information and make it interesting and accessible to a broad audience.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a PDF of the following application materials to lknapman@hawaii.edu:

  •    Cover letter
  •    Resume or CV
  •    3 writing samples that demonstrate an ability to translate scientific information in a style that stimulates the interest of an educated audience.
  1. Potential contractors shall supply a lump sum bid for writing one or more of the articles described above.
  2. Contractor is paid per article following satisfactory submittal.
  3. The contractor does not own the copyright to any work or writing produced.

Email responses to: lknapman@hawaii.edu

Questions? Please contact Cindy Knapman, lknapman@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-7410

About the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program

Founded in 1968, the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program (Hawai’i Sea Grant) is part of a national network of 33 programs that promote better understanding, conservation, and use of coastal resources. Hawai’i Sea Grant works in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi’s prestigious School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify Hawaiʻi’s critical resource management issues and guide cutting-edge scientific research to address these challenges.

Hawai’i Sea Grant supports an innovative program of research, extension, education, and communication services directed to the improved understanding and stewardship of coastal and marine resources. Realizing the necessity of collaboration to address coastal resource issues, Hawai’i Sea Grant also provides links between academia, federal, state, and local government agencies, industries, and local community members.

Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development Fellowship

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APPLICATIONS DUE: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM HST
**Please remember to submit applications to eProjects
https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/eProjects/logn/logn_login.php

To continue the spirit and good work of long-time coastal sustainability extension agent Peter Joseph Rappa, the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) created the Peter J. Rappa Fellowship (Rappa Fellowship) in memory of Mr. Rappa. Rappa Fellow(s) will be selected and involved in training and research to better understand aspects of coastal sustainability and resilience conducted within several of the Hawai‘i Sea Grant Centers of Excellence. Hawai‘i’s communities are engaging their natural, social, and built environments in efforts to better manage issues that affect their livability, sustainability and resilience. The Rappa Fellows will further their knowledge and understanding of sustainable coastal communities through research, extension, and community-based education in topics of coastal smart growth and community planning and their integration with hazard mitigation and climate change adaptation as well as cultural and traditional knowledge of Hawai‘i.

Potential projects for the 2021 Fellowship:
Preparing County of Kauaʻi for flooding and ensuring community resilience

  • Conduct a review of the County of Kauaʻi’s eligibility to join the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS), a voluntary program designed to encourage and reward floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards.
  • The Rappa Fellows research and analysis will help the County to determine its next steps for joining the CRS, which will result in reduced flood insurance premiums for the Kauaʻi community. The Fellows research will include data collection on all the County’s flood management activities, policies and programs; working with the State Floodplain Management Coordinator and FEMA Region IX staff; and assisting in creating an assessment of the County’s eligibility pursuant to CRS/NFIP requirements; and communication of the findings to the County and key stakeholders.
  • Desirable skills/background include educational background and knowledge of coastal and flood hazards in Hawaiʻi, knowledge of FEMA, CRS, and NFIP programs, ability to assess and interpret complex rules and regulations, a fine attention to detail, and good oral and written communication skills, comfort with Zoom or other online communication tools, and a strong interest in how local government functions within various disaster management functions.

Developing a Public Engagement Strategy for the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Streamside Guide

  • Design a public engagement strategy for the forthcoming online resource ‘The Streamside Guide: Recommendations for Hawaiʻi’, a guidance for urban stream owners on recommended stewardship practices.
  • The Rappa Fellow would assist in the creation of trainings and workshops for property owners, coordination of presentations to community and neighborhood groups, creation and printing of marketing materials, writing of op-eds and press releases, coordination with and interviewing of subject-matter experts, collaboration with nonprofits and community groups, canvassing of neighborhoods, and more.
  • Assist with the creation of a streamside demonstration site, including volunteer engagement and field work*.
  • Desirable skills: Experience with public outreach and communications, strong writing skills, comfort with Zoom and other online communications technologies, interest in environmental planning and urban ecology, public speaking, ability and willingness to work outdoors (removing invasive species, planting, digging, etc.), knowledge of native Hawaiian plants and ecosystems/video creation and editing are a plus.
  • *Outreach approach and field work dependent on COVID-19 protocols at time of fellowship.

Prepare Hawaiʻi for Transition to Renewable Energy Sources

This project’s aim is to provide communities with tools and support to make energy resilience decisions that are most effective for them. The Rappa Fellow would assist in identification of remote and islanded communities, stakeholder engagement with a particular emphasis on innovative and renewable energy supply and energy efficient end use technologies focusing on environmental attributes, reliability, affordability, and long-term energy planning.

  • Assist in developing a structure for collecting and prioritizing community needs for technical support. Once prioritized, participate in the development of a document that outlines work with community groups. This project may involve assisting community outreach/discussion; synthesizing information in existing technical reports; and conducting new technical analysis.
  • Assist in the creation, graphic design, and dissemination of presentation materials for virtual training about community-specific approaches to transition to renewable
  • Desirable skills: Understanding of building energy efficiency and audits,working knowledge of Adobe suite software, comfort with Zoom and other online communications technologies, experience using Tableau, trong writing skills, and experience with energy businesses or energy regulatory agencies.

In addition to engaging fully in one of the listed potential projects above, the Rappa Fellow will also gain an understanding of the multifaceted operations of Hawai‘i Sea Grant through shadowing extension faculty and participating in activities as scheduling permits.

Requirements (Who is eligible?):
All full-time undergraduates or graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university or community college are eligible to apply for the Rappa Fellowship

Locations:
The 2021 Rappa Fellowship may take place at one or a combination of the following locations.

  • Remote/Virtual
  • Hawai‘i Sea Grant office on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus
  • City and County of Kauaʻi, Office of Planning

Supervisor:
Maya Walton, Assistant Director for Research and Fellowships, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program

Length of Fellowship:

  • 8-weeks full time (40 hour/week) summer fellowship
  • The fellowship will begin on Monday June 14, 2021 and will end on Friday, August 6, 2021

Stipend:

  • $6,000

Application components:

  • Cover Letter (2 pages maximum)

The cover letter should describe your goals with an emphasis on what you as the applicant expect to gain from and contribute to the Rappa Fellowship program. The cover letter should also describe your specific interest/preference in the potential projects listed above and how your background and experience supports this project.

  • Resume (2 pages maximum)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two reference letters

Application Submission:
Please submit via eProjects by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 PM HST

 https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/eProjects/logn/logn_login.php

Contact for Questions:
Maya Walton
Assistant Director for Research and Fellowships, University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program
waltonm@hawaii.edu (808) 956-6992

Selection of finalists:
Finalists will be selected by a review panel and will be contacted for interviews in April. Final decisions will be made by May and all applicants will be notified of a decision by this time.

Coastal Management Fellowship

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Address:
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG #238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Important dates and deadlines

Friday Jan 18, 2019: applications due to Hawaii Sea Grant
August 2019 start date for Coastal Management Fellowship

The Coastal Management Fellowship provides 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 and selected by the fellowship sponsor, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.

How to Apply: Interested students should discuss this fellowship with Maya Walton (link sends e-mail) at 808-956-6992 or waltonm@hawaii.edu. No more than three (3) applicants will be submitted to the NOAA Coastal Services Center. A reminder that students are eligible to apply if they completed or plan to complete their master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees between January 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.

For further details, visit the Coastal Management Fellowship website at: http://coast.noaa.gov/fellowship/

Read full announcement HERE