CERF 2021 Workshop

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Job/Fellowship Application Development for Early Career Professionals

Monday, 8 November 2021

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET
11:45 AM – 2:45 PM PT

Regular: $42  |  Student: $36 *
Maximum 40 participants.

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*The first 30 Student Registrations are sponsored and covered by the National Sea Grant Office. 

NOAA National Sea Grant College Program

About This Workshop

Join the NOAA Sea Grant Program, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, and their educational partners to gain hands on experience drafting and creating a competitive application package. Workshop participants will learn about the application process for several opportunities, and have the opportunity to practice key skills including, reviewing the description to pick out key details, putting together a competitive application package,  asking for letters of reference, and communicating with program staff. We will use several NOAA fellowship programs as models to allow students compare and contrast differing opportunities.

 About the Presenter

Maddie Kennedy, MS

Maddie Kennedy, MS Photo 

Maddie Kennedy is the National Fellowships Manager for the National Sea Grant College program. She is responsible for the administration of the Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship and the NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowships. She has extensive knowledge of the application process through her experience writing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to reviewing application packages. As a leading member of the Sea Grant DEI Committee, she is interested in helping students jump-start their careers and has a passion for supporting diversity, inclusion, and belonging in STEM/STEAM.
Prior to her current role, Kennedy was a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow in the National Sea Grant Office specializing in Disaster Preparedness and Resilience. Maddie earned her Master’s degree in Coastal Ecology from The University of South Alabama and The Dauphin Island Sea Lab.