NC Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship

Funding Agency:
North Carolina Sea Grant

The joint North Carolina Space Grant – North Carolina Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program invites interdisciplinary proposals from across the state. The fellowship requires the use of data from vast archives and remote-sensing capabilities available through the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to address a high-priority research need within North Carolina’s nearshore environs, coastal areas, watersheds, or human activities in these areas (e.g. aquaculture). Successful proposals must adeptly utilize relevant measurement instruments and/or remote-sensing data sources from NASA, NOAA, or other sources that can include, but are not limited to, radiometers, spectroradiometers, satellite sensors, LIDAR, aerial imagery, and other data collected from airplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles, and/or unpiloted submersibles in the execution of the proposed work.  

North Carolina Space Grant – North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year for a one-year Graduate Research Fellowship. Applicants must be a full-time, enrolled graduate student at an accredited college or university within North Carolina and citizen of the United States. The proposed research must be supervised by a faculty mentor. The research activity should continue for the duration of the fellowship period. The start date is flexible but must start after June 1, 2023.  All work must be completed by May 31, 2024. Fellows are required to present their research findings at a meeting, conference, or other formal gathering of professional organization(s), association(s), etc. among peer researchers, policymakers, or another relevant audience.

Deadline: March 31, 2023

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Areas of Interest

Proposed work should be relatable to both NC Space Grant’s Strategic Plan (, and NC Sea Grant’s Strategic Plan (, as well as both organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( and

Eligibility Requirements

The joint Graduate Research Fellowship applicant must be:

  • A United States citizen.
  • Enrolled full time in an advanced graduate degree program of study at an accredited college or university in the State of North Carolina.
  • Conducting a faculty-mentored research project relevant to this call for proposals.
  • In good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher.

We strongly encourage proposals from graduate students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and minority serving institutions (MSIs) and/or from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities, as well as from graduate students who can demonstrate how their work and related outreach will benefit underserved and underrepresented communities.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 31, 2023