Sea Grant, WRRI Offer Graduate Student Funding

February 17, 2017 | Sandra Harris

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.

Nicole Wilkinson,, 919-513-1216
John Fear,, 919-515-9104

NC Among States to Explore Potential for Science Policy Fellows

February 16, 2017 | Sandra Harris

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.

Andrew George, Duke University,
Karl Bates, Duke University,
Katie Mosher, North Carolina Sea Grant,, 919-515-9069

headshot of Ian Kroll

UNC-CH Doctoral Graduate Begins Knauss Fellowship

February 10, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

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.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Oyster on the half shell. Photo by Vanda Lewis

Sea Grant Offers Shellfish Aquaculture Workshop in Morehead City, Feb. 11

January 9, 2017 | E-Ching Lee

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.

Questions: Chuck Weirich, 252-222-6314,
Registration: Vanda Lewis, 252-222-6307,

Details for the 2017 NC Coastal Conference

Student Poster Abstracts Sought for NC Coastal Conference

January 5, 2017 | Sandra Harris

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.

Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,