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May 9, 2017 |

Photo: This aerial image of the Earth taken from a high-altitude balloon shows major land features. Courtesy N.C. Space Grant


John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant, 919-515-9104,
Jobi Cook, North Carolina Space Grant, 919-515-5933,

Applications due June 30, 2017

North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Space Grant are inviting applications for their second joint Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

The selected fellows 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 excited to offer this student fellowship again,” notes Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant’s executive director. White also was named interim director for North Carolina Space Grant earlier this year.

“We see many synergies linking the remote-sensing expertise of Space Grant and Sea Grant’s applied research with coastal communities, businesses and resource managers.”

This opportunity is open to full-time graduate students who are enrolled at accredited colleges or universities within North Carolina and who are U.S. citizens. The application deadline is 5 p.m., June 30, 2017.

The programs anticipate offering up to two 12-month graduate fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year. Each fellow may receive up to $10,000, subject to the availability of funds. The proposed research must be supervised by a faculty mentor and completed no later than August 2018.

For the full RFP and detailed instructions, select the For Student tab on the Space Grant website and choose the link for this joint opportunity.

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


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