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NC Sea Grant Seeks Applications for Coastal Management Fellowship


John Fear, 919-515-9104,

Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2016-2018 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellowship program.

The Shallotte River.
The fellowship provides professional, on-the-job education and training. Photo by Roger Winstead.

The two-year fellowship provides professional, on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. In 2016, fellows will be placed in the N.C. Division of Coastal Management and similar agencies in California, New York, Washington and Wisconsin.

The fellowship starts in August 2016 and offers an annual salary of $34,000. Fellows also will receive health insurance, worker’s compensation, relocation reimbursement and travel reimbursement.

Students completing a master’s, doctoral or professional degree in natural resource management or environmental-related studies between Jan. 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, at an accredited college or university in North Carolina are eligible for nomination by North Carolina Sea Grant. United States citizenship is not a requirement, but interest in state-level coastal issues is a must.

Applications are due by 5 p.m., Jan. 22, 2016. Please send:

  • A resume, no more than two pages using 12-point font.
  • A statement of goals, 500 words or less, outlining what the applicant expects from and can contribute to the fellowship experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from the applicant’s principal professor. If there is no principal faculty advisor, the faculty member most familiar with the applicant’s academic work may be substituted.
  • Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Email your application as a single PDF to Debra Lynch at Electronic copies of support letters must be complete with signatures.

Where necessary, hard copies of reference letters only may be mailed to: John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant, NC State Campus Box 8605, Raleigh, NC 27695-8605. They must be postmarked no later than Jan. 22, 2016.

Successful applicants will be invited for face-to-face interviews in February 2016 in Raleigh. North Carolina Sea Grant can nominate up to three candidates to the NOAA Coastal Services Center for final selection.

For more information about the application process, contact John Fear at 919-515-9104 or More details about the fellowship are available at


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