Maryland Sea Grant is excited to announce a new, year-long State Policy Fellowship program partnering with state agencies and University System of Maryland (USM) leadership!

Modeled after the Knuass Marine Policy Fellowship, this program will increase Maryland graduates’ professional skills and provide critical experience working for state agencies at the science-policy interface. This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in applying their research experience and critical thinking skills to advancing science-based, environmental decision-making and policy development in Maryland.

Graduate students who have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. or recently completed a Ph.D. or J.D. are eligible to apply. For graduates, degrees must have been awarded May 1, 2020 or later to be eligible. Learn more about eligibility on our website.

Host Offices
Potential host offices include: Office of the Vice President for Sustainability, University System of Maryland; Climate Program, Maryland Department of the Environment; and Office of the Director, Maryland Environmental Service.
Learn more about 2021 Host Offices and Position Responsibilities here.

Fellows will be contractual employees of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-MDSG receiving a base annualized salary of $40,000 plus access to fringe benefits including health care options. Some funding is available for professional development travel. Fellows are jointly supported by both Maryland Sea Grant and the host office.

  • Applications Due: January 22, 2021
  • Interviews: January 2021
  • Selection: February 2021
  • Fellowship Period: February/March 2021- February/March 2022
  • Final Report Due: January 30, 2022

Learn more here >