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NC Sea Grant, Division of Marine Fisheries Sponsor Graduate Fellowship



Jeffrey Buckel, NC State University, 252-222-6341,

Katie Mosher, North Carolina Sea Grant, 919-515-9069,

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications until June 7 for the N.C. Marine Fisheries Fellowship for graduate students in natural resources or marine sciences.

The fellowship is open to students nearing completion of, or who have recently completed, their advanced degree program at southeastern universities and colleges from Maryland to Texas.

The selected fellow will be placed with the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), beginning in August 2019. Both facilities are in Morehead City, along North Carolina’s central coast, overlooking Bogue Sound. The fellowship provides an annual stipend of $38,000.

The new fellow will use tagging data to estimate important demographic rates for select North Carolina fisheries. These estimates will be used to improve stock assessments and management decisions for important resource species in North Carolina.

“In the past decade, this fellowship program has been valuable and successful”, says Laura Lee, who leads the DMF stock assessment group. “It gives students access and opportunity to work with real world data and to address current research needs,” she explains. “And it allows the fellows to develop hands on skills that are directly applicable to fisheries science problems.”

Sea Grant Executive Director Susan White agrees. “This program helps develop future leaders by giving scientists early-on, real-world experience considering complex questions,” she adds. “In turn, they bring to the agency new tools for fisheries management, including data analysis methods and visualizations.”

Jeffrey Buckel, an NC State fisheries biologist based at CMAST, will coordinate the selection process. The selection announcement will be made in July.

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., June 7, 2019.

Please apply online at

Travel for interviews will be at the applicant’s expense.

For information, contact Buckel at 252-222-6341, Or contact Lee at 252-808-8094,

Application information is available on Click on Funding Opportunities.

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