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NC Sea Grant and WRRI Open Graduate Research Applications

NOTE: This announcement was updated on Oct. 30, 2018 to reflect a correction. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2018.

North Carolina’s Sea Grant and Water Resources Research Institute programs are seeking applications for graduate student research projects in the areas of contaminants, aquaculture and watershed management.

Up to five $10,000 fellowships will be granted. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Nov. 12, 2018.

Currently enrolled graduate students in good academic standing attending accredited colleges and universities in North Carolina are eligible to apply. Students must work under a faculty sponsor. Undergraduate participation in proposed projects is encouraged. Students and faculty advisors of color in particular are encouraged to apply, as well as students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and/or Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Also encouraged are projects that could benefit traditionally under-represented or underserved communities.

WRRI and Sea Grant logosProjects should address the missions of both programs and should fall into one or a combination of these three focus areas:

  • Emerging regulated and unregulated contaminants of concern
  • Aquaculture development and issues related to water resources
  • Community development and stormwater/watershed management

North Carolina’s WRRI and Sea Grant programs are offering this competitive funding opportunity as part of their complementary missions to aid development of strong communities by supporting research that enhances water-resource management capabilities.

Details of the request for proposal and application instructions are available here.

Read about previously funded projects here.

For questions, please contact:

John Fear, WRRI/North Carolina Sea Grant deputy director: or 919-515-9104

Nicole Wilkinson, WRRI/North Carolina Sea Grant coordinator for research and outreach: or 919-513-1216