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December 9, 2014 |


John Fear, 919-515-9104,

Posted Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Aerial view of coastal waterway, Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Fellows will help other states manage coastal resources. Photo of Bald Head Island courtesy NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Management Fellowship program for postgraduate students.

The two-year fellowship provides professional, on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students. In 2015, fellows will be placed in agencies, similar to the N.C. Division of Coastal Management, in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon and Puerto Rico.

Read about the work of North Carolina’s current Coastal Management Fellows at

The fellowship starts in August 2015 and offers an annual salary of $34,000, along with 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, 2014, and July 31, 2015, 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. 23, 2015. Please send:

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 University, Box 8605, Raleigh, NC 27695-8605. They must be received no later than Jan. 23, 2015.

Face-to-face interviews with successful applicants will be conducted in February 2015 in Raleigh. Travel to Raleigh will be at the applicant’s expense. 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, Sea Grant deputy director, at 919-515-9104 or More details about the fellowship are available at


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