Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship due March 17th

Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

The Oregon Sea Grant College Program is soliciting applications for the 2015-2016 Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship. This fellowship is intended to give a student first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. In so doing, the student will contribute to policies that will benefit natural resource managers, stakeholders, and user groups. The Natural Resource Policy Fellowship will place one graduate student fellow in an Oregon state agency for one year, starting between May 2015 and July 2015, depending on the needs of the student and agency. The student chosen for the fellowship will interview with Oregon state agencies to find the best fit for the student and the agency. If funding permits, more than one opportunity may be filled.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants are graduate students, from any college or university with a physical campus located in Oregon, who have completed their graduate degree within the eighteen (18) month period prior to the time of the fellowship application deadline (after September 2013) or are within one year of completing the degree. Preference will be given to those who have completed their degree or will have completed by the start of the fellowship. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest and experience in marine/coastal natural resource policy.

Schedule of Dates:

· Application due: by 5:00 pm PDT, March 17, 2015
· Interviews at OSU: early April
· Decision announced: Mid- to late April
· Fellowship begins: May, June, or July, 2015
· Period of fellowship: one year

Fellowship Award

The length of assignment is for one year and is nonrenewable. The official start date of the fellowship can be flexible to accommodate recipient and host agency needs, and can occur between May 2015 and July 2015. The fellowship will pay $31,200 for the year in monthly stipend payments of $2,600; plus $800 for travel expenses and educational supplies (such as books, conference materials, etc.).

How to Apply

If you plan to apply, you should notify Oregon Sea Grant no later than 2 weeks before the application deadline (on or by March 3, 2015) by sending a short/simple email expressing your interest to seagrant.admin@oregonstate.edu. All emails to Oregon Sea Grant regarding this Fellowship should reference “Oregon Natural Resource Policy Fellowship” in the subject line.

For more information, see: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/oregon-natural-resources#NRP....