Sea Grant, WRRI Offer Graduate Student Funding

February 17, 2017 | Sandra Harris

The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute and North Carolina Sea Grant are pleased to announce a joint funding opportunity for graduate students in North Carolina. We intend to fund up to five projects at $10,000 each. Proposals are due by 12 p.m., May 1, 2017.

Nicole Wilkinson,, 919-513-1216
John Fear,, 919-515-9104

NC Among States to Explore Potential for Science Policy Fellows

February 16, 2017 | Sandra Harris

Scientists can play a critical role in informing public policy, yet most scientists lack the experience of working directly with government leaders in the lawmaking process. Now, teams in nine U.S. states — including North Carolina — will receive a planning grant to evaluate the potential to create a policy fellowship for scientists and engineers in their state capital. The new grant is administered by the California Council on Science and Technology, or CCST, to encourage other states to replicate or adapt its successful CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship.

Andrew George, Duke University,
Karl Bates, Duke University,
Katie Mosher, North Carolina Sea Grant,, 919-515-9069

Details for the 2017 NC Coastal Conference

Student Poster Abstracts Sought for NC Coastal Conference

January 5, 2017 | Sandra Harris

Updated Feb. 9 with award information.
North Carolina Sea Grant is seeking abstracts for a student poster competition for North Carolina’s Coastal Conference, set for April 4 and 5 in Raleigh. Abstracts must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017. Download a PDF of the event flyer here.

Contact: John Fear, 919-515-9104,

Hurricane Matthew, Environmental Literacy, Oysters, Featured in Coastwatch

December 20, 2016 | Sandra Harris

The Holiday 2016 issue of Coastwatch magazine is now available. In this issue, learn the importance of environmental literacy to North Carolina Sea Grant’s mission; see Hurricane Matthew’s destruction and check in on recovery efforts; learn about growing oysters under your dock; check out some bluefish dishes and more.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

NC Sea Grant Opens Core Funding Cycle
Preproposals Due Jan. 17, 2017

December 5, 2016 | Sandra Harris

North Carolina Sea Grant invites preproposals for coastal and marine research projects for the 2018-2020 core funding cycle. Completed preproposals — due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 — are the required first step for this funding cycle.

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