Graduate students must propose hypothesis-based research that addresses one or more of the following broad focus areas:
- Estuary Spatial Planning
- Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
- Coastal Water Quality
- Ecological Flows
Only graduate students in good academic standing, attending an accredited North Carolina university or college are eligible to apply. Undergraduate students may not apply for funding, but we encourage research projects that include undergraduate participation. We especially encourage participation by students at HBCUs, MSIs, and/or in underserved and underrepresented communities. Proposed work must be conducted within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management area (apnep.nc.gov/resources/apnep-maps).
International students are eligible to apply, but NC Sea Grant will have to utilize a different funding model than noted above. This alternative model will require additional time to coordinate and implement. As such project’s led by international applicants may have a delayed start date.