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November 12, 2017 | Katie Mosher


John Fear, 919-515-9104,
Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

North Carolina Sea Grant seeks applications for its Community Collaborative Research Grant Program, or CCRG. This opportunity is part of an ongoing partnership with the William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at NC State University.

Students on the dock at Sturgeon City.

A recent Community Collaborative Research Grant will benefit the education programs at Sturgeon City in Jacksonville, N.C. Courtesy Sturgeon City. 

“Initial CCRG projects already have shown a great return on the investments. Results have included needed data, informative exhibits and community discussions,” says John Fear, Sea Grant deputy director. “We look forward to the new round of applications.”

Funded projects will bring coastal communities together with university researchers to study high-priority coastal issues that meet Sea Grant’s mission. Applications are due Feb. 12, 2018.

The research is varied and involves many parts of coastal communities. Read the final report for a CCRG project — a pilot study offering cape shark in Cape Hatteras Secondary School’s cafeteria — at The findings also are summarized as part of the Blue Economy series at

In addition, previous projects have been chronicled as blog posts on the Sea Grant website, written up as Coastwatch stories and featured on UNC-TV.

Find out more about the CCRG program at


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