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October 21, 2021 | Dave Shaw

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John Fear,
Katie Mosher,

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications from North Carolina doctoral students for the 2022 National Marine Fisheries – National Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics. Applications are due to North Carolina Sea Grant by 5 p.m. Eastern, on Jan. 27, 2022.

“This joint fellowship not only provides hands-on research experience, but also it fosters a direct connection with NOAA,” notes John Fear, deputy director of North Carolina Sea Grant. Each fellow must work with a mentor from NOAA Fisheries.

There is a single federal opportunity for both categories, and thus applicants must follow instructions to identify their specific concentration. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens who are doctoral students in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Potential applicants from other states interested in the national program should contact the National Sea Grant Office.

Each fellowship offers funding for up to three years. Cost sharing by the selected student’s institution of higher education is required. Funding is contingent on availability of funds and satisfactory performance by the recipients.

Sea Grant champions diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), working to create a marine science workforce that reflects the communities the program serves. “We are recruiting, retaining and preparing a diverse workforce, and proactively engaging and serving the diverse populations of coastal communities. Sea Grant is committed to building inclusive research, extension, communication and education programs that serve people with unique backgrounds, circumstances, needs, perspectives and ways of thinking. We encourage applicants of all ages, races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, sexual orientations, disabilities, cultures, religions, marital statuses, education levels, job classifications, veteran status types, and income, and socioeconomic status types to apply for this opportunity,” the national funding announcement explains.

Recent national fisheries fellows include Matthew Damiano, a North Carolina State University doctoral student whose work focuses on dolphinfish.

North Carolina Sea Grant only accepts applications from doctoral students enrolled in an NC academic institution. Those applicants must file their applications through North Carolina Sea Grant’s eSeaGrant online portal at

Students enrolled in programs outside North Carolina can find application information here:

For more information, contact Fear at Information from the National Sea Grant College Program about the fellowships is also available at

A two-page fact sheet is available at




North Carolina Sea Grant: Your link to research and resources for a healthier coast



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