The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute and North Carolina Sea Grant are pleased to announce a joint funding opportunity for graduate students in North Carolina. We intend to fund up to five projects at $10,000 each. Proposals are due by 12 p.m., May 1, 2017.
Scientists can play a critical role in informing public policy, yet most scientists lack the experience of working directly with government leaders in the lawmaking process. Now, teams in nine U.S. states — including North Carolina — will receive a planning grant to evaluate the potential to create a policy fellowship for scientists and engineers in their state capital. The new grant is administered by the California Council on Science and Technology, or CCST, to encourage other states to replicate or adapt its successful CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.
Ian Kroll, who holds a doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences, is the latest Knauss fellow from North Carolina. On Feb. 1, he began serving as a natural resource policy fellow at the Fish and Aquatic Conservation Branch within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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North Carolina Sea Grant is holding a free shellfish aquaculture workshop on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Morehead City. Register to attend by Feb. 4.
Updated Feb. 9 with award information.
North Carolina Sea Grant is seeking abstracts for a student poster competition for North Carolina’s Coastal Conference, set for April 4 and 5 in Raleigh. Abstracts must be submitted by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Download a PDF of the event flyer here.
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