Marine News from the Great Lakes

Applications Open for 2018-2019 Great Lakes Commission

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ohio Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship, based in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Fellow works with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and education communities to advance environmental quality and sustainable development goals of Great Lakes states.

The fellowship program is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission, NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. Application materials are due to Ohio Sea Grant by February 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. EST.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for graduate students to get exposure to critical issues within the Great Lakes and serves as an introduction to the complexity of these issues,” said Ohio Sea Grant Director Dr. Christopher Winslow. “Further, this fellowship will expose students to the major players, relevant agencies, and policies that drive change in the region.”

The one-year fellowship runs June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019, with negotiable start and end dates based on academic or other needs. The fellowship award consists of $36,000 in compensation and $6,000 for health insurance and fellowship-related travel. Additional funds may be available for travel compensation.

For detailed information about the program, visit the Great Lakes Commission website at

Applicants apply through the Sea Grant program in their state, or the state closest to them. See for locations of Sea Grant programs and contact information.

Ohio Sea Grant highly recommends potential applicants contact Assistant Director of Administration & Research Dr. Kristen Fussell at the Ohio Sea Grant office prior to the application deadline.

Ohio State University's Ohio Sea Grant College Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 33 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For more information, visit

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