NC Sea Grant/NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship

Funding Agency:
North Carolina Sea Grant


North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Space Grant are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year for a one-year Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship will use 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 needs within North Carolina’s nearshore environs and coastal watersheds. Successful proposals will 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.

The joint North Carolina Sea Grant – North Carolina Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program invites interdisciplinary proposals from across the state. Each applicant must be a full-time, enrolled graduate student at an accredited college or university within North Carolina and a citizen of the United States. A faculty mentor must supervise the proposed research. The research activity should continue for the duration of the Fellowship period. The start date is flexible but must be after Oct. 1, 2018. All work must be completed by Dec. 30, 2019. 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. Funding for related travel should be considered within the total award package.

This is a competitive fellowship program supported by North Carolina Space Grant in partnership with NASA, North Carolina Sea Grant in partnership with NOAA, and the State of North Carolina. Awards are based on scientific merit, adherence to the instructions of this RFP, availability of federal funds, and in recognition of high academic achievement and project results promise.

Deadline: Sep. 21, 2018

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Eligibility Requirements

The Graduate Research Fellowship applicant must be:

  •  A permanent 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; and
  • In good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) or higher.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

September 21, 2018