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Graduates to Gain Work Experience Addressing Natural Resources

Natural Resource Policy Fellowship (NRPF)

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Oregon State University (OSU) - Oregon Sea Grant (OSG)

LOI Date:

07/25/22

Deadline Date:

08/08/22

Description:

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Fellowships to Oregon graduate students and recent graduates to provide employment experience addressing natural resources. Applicants must request access to the online application system prior to submitting an application. The opportunity is intended to give fellows 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 graduate student fellows in an Oregon state agency or nonprofit for one year. Starting dates will depend on the needs of the student and host office.

This is a full-time, one-year fellowship position that is intended to provide first-hand experience in natural resource policy at the state level. In so doing, the fellow will contribute to policies that will benefit natural resource managers, stakeholders, and user groups. The Natural Resource Policy Fellowship will place at least one graduate-level fellow in an Oregon state agency or nonprofit for one year, starting between September and October 2022, depending on the needs of the fellow and host office. Applicants selected as fellowship finalists will interview with host offices to find the best fit for the fellow and the office. If funding permits, multiple opportunities may be filled.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 204728

Number of Grants:

The Natural Resource Policy Fellowship will place at least one graduate-level fellow.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The fellowship will provide at least $42,000 for the year in monthly stipend payments. The stipend will provide you with $3,500 per month to cover expenses during your full-time fellowship, which may include fellowship related professional development, educational supplies, health insurance, and travel expenses. All Oregon Sea Grant fellows are required to have health insurance.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
Open to graduate students and recent graduates (preferred) with interest and experience in coastal policy from any U.S. university or college (preference will be given to eligible applicants from a college or university with a physical campus located in Oregon), who have completed their degree within the twelve-month period prior to the time of the fellowship application deadline (degree completed after August 1, 2021) OR are a current student within one year of completing their graduate degree. Preference will be given to those who will have completed their degree by the start of the fellowship— as a full-time position, the full benefits of this opportunity may be achieved most effectively postgraduation. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest and experience in marine/coastal natural resource policy or other related fields, with priority given to applicants with Oregon-specific knowledge.

Foreign nationals please note: while this opportunity is open to all eligible students regardless of nationality, some participating host offices are unable to accept international applicants. Further, additional taxes may be applied to your stipend, depending on US tax treaties. Any relevant work authorization paperwork must be completed by fellows prior to the start date of the fellowship.

The Oregon Sea Grant Scholars Program has focused on broadening participation and diversity by restructuring our recruitment and review processes to make them more equitable. Our intent is to be more inclusive of applicants from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with unique lived experiences, skills and interests; including applicants that may have had fewer opportunities in the marine policy field. In line with this initiative, applicants will have the opportunity to demonstrate how their experience with diverse stakeholder groups and communities might apply to this fellowship, and how they think this fellowship will advance their long-term career goals.

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule of Dates:
- July 15, 2022 at 11:00-11:30 PST: Informational Webinar on current OSG student opportunities
- July 22, 2022: Host office fellowship positions posted on the website
- July 25, 2022: Submit intent to apply. Include " OSG Natural Resource Policy Fellowship " in subject line. eSeaGrant registration is required (even if you already have an eSeaGrant account), and expressing intent to apply by the registration deadline is strongly preferred, but not required.
- August 8, 2022 by 5:00 pm PST: Application due via eSeaGrant
- Mid to late August: Interviews
- August 31: Decision announced
- September or October 2022: Fellowship begins
- Period of fellowship: one year (unless stated otherwise)

Oregon Sea Grant uses eSeaGrant for fellowship application submissions. To access eSeaGrant, send an email declaring your interest in applying. Please include the name of the fellowship you wish to apply for in the subject line. An eSeaGrant account will then be created for you. All components of your application, including letters of recommendation, will be submitted through eSeaGrant. Stating your interest does not obligate you to apply. Staff are here to provide assistance as needed; however, please do not wait until the last minute to apply. Email registration one week prior (July 25) to the application deadline is strongly preferred.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To access eSeaGrant, send an email to eseagrant@oregonstate.edu declaring your interest in applying.

For additional information about the Oregon Sea Grant Natural Resource Policy Fellowship, contact:
Dr. Stephanie Ichien
Oregon Sea Grant Research & Scholars Program Coordinator
Email: stephanie.ichien@oregonstate.edu

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USA: Oregon

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