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April 8, 2016 | E-Ching Lee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant, 919-515-9104, jmfear@ncsu.edu
Jobi Cook, North Carolina Space Grant, 919-515-5933, jobi_cook@ncsu.edu

Posted Friday, April 8, 2016

The new North Carolina Space Grant/North Carolina Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program is accepting applications from graduate students across the state.

NOAA GOES system

The North Carolina Space Grant/North Carolina Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship Program will focus on nearshore environs and coastal watersheds. Proposed projects should apply relevant measurement instruments and/or remote sensing data sources from NASA, NOAA, or other data sources. ABOVE: NOAA photo of GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) system observing Earth.

The program will focus on nearshore environs and coastal watersheds. Proposed projects should apply relevant measurement instruments and/or remote sensing data sources from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), or other data sources.

“We are pleased to initiate this fellowship that will draw upon the wealth of data from NOAA and NASA to focus on coastal needs,” notes Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director.

Chris Brown, vice president for research for the University of North Carolina system and director of North Carolina Space Grant, agrees. “We anticipate the new projects will engage students in interdisciplinary topics that draw upon traditional strengths of the Sea Grant and Space Grant programs,” he adds.

Applications are being accepted for up to two 12-month graduate fellowships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must be a full-time, enrolled graduate student at an accredited college or university within North Carolina and a U. S. citizen.

Fellowships of up to $10,000 may be awarded for masters or doctoral students. The proposed research must be supervised by a faculty mentor and completed no later than August 2017. A final report must be completed no later than Sept. 30, 2017.

This is a competitive fellowship program supported by North Carolina Space Grant in partnership with NASA, North Carolina Sea Grant in partnership with NOAA, and the State of North Carolina.

Application

Interested students must complete an online application. Please read all program guidelines including applicant eligibility and reporting requirements before submitting an application.

To apply, click here.

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NOTE TO EDITOR: You can also find this joint fellowship announcement on the NC Space Grant website.

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