North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve Program support this fellowship. Proposed work must be conducted within the boundaries of one or more of the 10 sites in the N.C. Coastal Reserve system and should relate to:
- an identified goal or goals in one (or more) of the Coastal Reserve management plans;
- North Carolina Sea Grant’s Strategic Plan;
- Sea Grant’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We strongly encourage proposals from graduate students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 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.
Application Information and Additional Resources
- 2022 RFP
- Attachment A: Data Plan Requirements
- News release: 2021 Coastal Research Fellow Studies Invasive Wetland Grass
- News release: 2019 Coastal Research Fellow Studies Restoration of Seagrass Beds
- News release announcing 2018 fellow
- News release announcing 2017 fellow
Read about the fellows’ research at these links.
- Seasonal Dreams and Delights, Danielle Keller (2016)
- Building North Carolina’s Resources follows up with several past fellows
- A Tale of Two Seagrasses, Danielle Keller (2016)
- Phragmites: Always a foe, or sometimes a friend?, Seth Theuerkauf (2015)
- Looking Deeper into a State Reserve, Jill Arriola (2015)
- Building a Better Reef Takes a Team, Justin Ridge (2014)
- Music in the Marsh: The Summer Soundscapes of Rachel Carson Reserve and Sounds of the Sound, Shannon Brown (2014)
- Rising Waters and Migrating Marshes: Researchers Track Changes in North Carolina’s Coastal Habitats, Margaret Garner (2013)
- Traversing Untrodden Ground, Teri O’Meara (2012)
- Estuarine Research on the Half Shell, Michelle Brodeur (2011)
- Masonboro Island: Measuring Shifting Sands, Kristen Hall (2010)