North Carolina Sea Grant’s research addresses prominent coastal issues. In many cases, we identify emerging issues and provide initial data that are used by staff and research teams to leverage larger grants from agencies such as the National Science Foundation.
We provide grants that support research on important topics to NOAA and North Carolina coastal stakeholders. In addition, we support fellowships that train our current graduate students to become next-generation marine science and coastal researchers.
As the population of our state and the nation continues to grow and diversify, North Carolina Sea Grant’s relevance increasingly will rely on how well we embody diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and accessibility. As such, we strongly encourage proposals from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and/or from members of traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities, as well as from applicants whose projects and related outreach will benefit underserved and underrepresented communities.
- 2024–2026 Biennial Competitive Core Research Funding
- John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship
- NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship
- National Marine Fisheries/National Sea Grant Graduate Fellowship
- North Carolina Sea Grant minigrants
- NC Sea Grant/NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship
- NOAA’s 2023 William M. Lapenta Student Internship Program