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2016 NC Coastal Policy Fellowship Accepting Applications


Lisa Schiavinato, 919-515-1895

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2015

North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center are accepting applications for a fellowship opportunity.

Two successful applicants will each receive a grant of up to $5,000 for one semester in the 2016 calendar year. The fellowship is open to graduate students attending an accredited North Carolina university or college.

Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium rock sill
Carter Smith, 2015 NC Coastal Policy fellow, surveys the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium rock sill. Photo courtesy Carter Smith

This opportunity is designed to foster research addressing a coastal policy issue within the state’s 20 coastal counties. Proposed topics should be related to one of these broad focus areas:

  • Healthy coastal ecosystems
  • Sustainable coastal development
  • Safe and sustainable seafood supply
  • Hazard resilience in coastal communities
  • Environmental literacy and career initiation

Research and scholarly work conducted under this fellowship should include an exploration of the legal implications of the chosen policy issue. Email completed proposals to Lisa Schiavinato, Center co-director, at by 4 p.m., Nov. 20, 2015.

The Center is a partnership among Sea Grant, the University of North Carolina’s School of Law, and the University of North Carolina Department of City and Regional Planning.

To learn more and to view the RFP, visit Or contact Schiavinato at 919-515-1895 or


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