NCSG/DMF Marine Fisheries Fellowship

North Carolina Sea Grant offers this fellowship program to provide graduate students the chance to spend a year working with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries on a critical management topic facing important marine resources.

Co-sponsored by DMF, the Marine Fisheries Fellowship is open to graduate students nearing completion of, or who have recently completed, their advanced degree program at southeastern universities and colleges from Maryland to Texas.

Specific fellowship projects provide a professional education and training opportunity while assisting the state on substantive marine fisheries management concerns. Patterned after the Knauss Policy Fellowship, this opportunity is based in Morehead City.

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To apply, please email the following materials to Jeffrey Buckel at

  • A personal and academic resume;
  • A statement giving reasons for applying and educational/career goals, no longer than two pages; and
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable).

In addition, have two professors with knowledge of the applicant’s academic performance email letters of recommendation directly to