South Atlantic Reef Fish Extension/Communication Fellowship

Funding Agency:
North Carolina Sea Grant

The 2021 South Atlantic Reef Fish Extension/Communication Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in reef fish extension and communication for an early-career professional in the southeast region.

For this fellowship, we define reef fish as those species that comprise the Snapper-Grouper Complex under management of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.

The fellow, based in the Charleston area, will work under the advisement and supervision of Sea Grant fisheries extension specialists and South Atlantic Fishery Management Council staff. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive stipend, work-related travel expense reimbursement, and an opportunity for engagement in extension programming and communication.

In particular, the fellow will work on projects that advance stakeholder understanding of reef fish issues and management, including advances in research as they relate to red snapper, greater amberjack, and other managed reef fish species.

We strongly encourage applications from graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions and/or from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities.

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have obtained at least a 4-year, undergraduate degree, from an accredited, public, or private institution of higher education in the U.S. at the time of application.

Applicants also must have outreach or communications experience, as well as an interest in marine fisheries and natural resource management.

In addition, applicants must be U.S. citizens and willing to live in or around Charleston, South Carolina. (100% virtual engagement is not feasible for this type of work.)

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Minorities encouraged


Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 15, 2021