North Carolina’s Sea Grant and Space Grant programs are accepting applications for a one-year Graduate Research Fellowship for 2021-22. The selected project will address a high-priority research need within North Carolina’s nearshore environs, coastal areas and watersheds.
The fellowship requires the use of data from vast archives and remote-sensing capabilities available through the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to address a high-priority research need within North Carolina’s nearshore environs, coastal areas, watersheds, or human activities in these areas (e.g. aquaculture)
The joint fellowship offers funding for interdisciplinary proposals from across the state. Each applicant must be a full-time, enrolled graduate student at an accredited college or university within North Carolina and a citizen of the United States.
Proposed work should be relatable to both Space Grant’s strategic plan, and Sea Grant’s Strategic Plan, as well as both organizations’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ and https://ncspacegrant.ncsu.edu/about-space-grant/diversity-equity-inclusion/). The programs strongly encourage proposals from graduate students at HBCUs and MSIs and/or from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities, as well as from graduate students who can demonstrate how their work and related outreach will benefit underserved and underrepresented communities.
A faculty mentor must supervise the proposed research. The start date is flexible, but must be after June 1, 2021. All work must be completed by May 30, 2022.
Apply for the joint North Carolina Sea Grant – NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship here. Or go to ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/fellowships for a link to the full details regarding proposals.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m., March 12, 2021.