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:

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.

Contact John Fear at or Brandon Puckett at for more information.



Application Information and Additional Resources


Read about the fellows’ research at these links.