Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 9/28/2023

North Carolina Sea Grant and Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership Fellowship

This fellowship is supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, or APNEP. The opportunity provides funding for graduate students based in North Carolina to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management area.

Fellows must conduct research that addresses focus areas identified in the North Carolina Sea Grant Strategic Plan and management actions identified in the APNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. The programs strongly encourage proposals from graduate students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions 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.

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2023

Areas of Interest

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
  • Wetlands
Eligibility Requirements

• Graduate students in good academic standing, attending an accredited North Carolina
university or college are eligible to apply.
o Undergraduate students are ineligible to apply for funding, but we encourage
research projects that include undergraduate participation.

• 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 a different funding model than noted above
will have to be utilized. This alternative model will require additional time to coordinate
and implement. As such project’s led by international applicants will have a delayed start

Funding Type