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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:48 AM

The California Sea Grant College Program is soliciting applications for the California State Fellowship Program for a special opportunity in 2008. The State Fellow Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested both in marine resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources. This special opportunity provides an opening for one motivated and qualified graduate student to receive a 9-month paid fellowship ($2,750 per month) in the Ocean Resources Management Program of the California Resources Agency located in Sacramento, CA.
The California Ocean Resources Management Program is responsible for the coordination of all state ocean resource management programs in addition to advising the Governorís office on ocean related policy decisions. Assistant Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy, Brian Baird, directs the Program and is the Resources Agency lead for state ocean policy. He also serves as the chair of the national Coastal States Organization and various other boards and panels. The Ocean Resources Management Programís broad scope will allow a Sea Grant Fellow to have unprecedented interaction with a broad cross-section of state and national leaders in ocean protection, management, and research.

The California Ocean Resources Management Program is located within the California Resources Agency, a cabinet level agency led by the Secretary for Resources that presides over all of the State of Californiaís resource departments, boards, and commissions. To date, the Ocean Program has hosted six Sea Grant fellows, all of whom went on to pursue careers concerning ocean, coastal, or Great Lakes protection, management, or research.

Ocean Resources Management Program Web site: http://resources.ca.gov/ocean/
Potential projects that the Sea Grant Fellow could engage in include:
Governorís Ocean Action Plan: http://resources.ca....on_Strategy.pdf
Coastal States Organization (CSO): http://www.coastalstates.org/
California Ocean Protection Council (OPC): http://resources.ca.gov/copc/
California Ocean Science Trust (Cal OST): http://www.calost.org/
West Coast Governorsí Agreement on Ocean Health:http://www.westcoastoceans.gov/
Thank You Ocean: http://thankyouocean.org/
Resources Agency Sea Grant Advisory Panel (RASGAP):

http://resources.ca....ategy_final.pdf

The full request for applications and application guidelines are due by November 28, 2007 and are available on California Sea Grant's State Fellows Program website at http://www.csgc.ucsd...tateFellow.html

Timetable:

November 28, 2007: Applications due at the California Sea Grant Office
December 4-5, 2007: Interviews for selection of candidates
December 12-14, 2007: Interview with host
January 2008: Start of the Fellowship

Please contact Russ Moll at rmoll@ucsd.edu or 858-534-4440 for more information or if you intend to apply.

*****APPLICATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2007*****

Please forward this announcement to anyone you believe may be interested.
California Sea Grant College Program
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Drive, Dept 0232
La Jolla, CA 92093-0232
(858) 534-4440
(858) 534-2231 fax
http://www.csgc.ucsd.edu



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