N.C. Coastal Reserve and Sea Grant seek 2012 fellow
DCM’s National Estuarine Research Reserve and Coastal Reserve Program and North Carolina Sea Grant are accepting applications for a North Carolina-based graduate student to conduct research in one of the state’s 10 coastal reserve sites.
Projects for the 2012 Coastal Research Fellowship Program must address a coastal management issue in the following focus areas: climate change impacts to coastal areas, estuarine ecology and eutrophication, invasive species, and impacts of changing watershed land use.
Projects will begin in the spring semester of 2012. All work must be completed by Sept. 30, 2012. Total funding is limited to $5,000, which will be awarded to the student’s major professor.
Applicants must be graduate students in good academic standing who are attending an accredited North Carolina university or college. Proposed work must be conducted in one of the state’s 10 reserve sites: Currituck Banks, Kitty Hawk Woods, Buxton Woods, Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge, Rachel Carson, Permuda Island, Masonboro Island, Bald Head Woods, Zeke’s Island, and Bird Island.
To apply, candidates must send a three-page proposal, a current curriculum vitae and letter of support from a major professor. Proposal format and other details are available online at: http://www.ncseagrant.org/home/research/fellowships.
For more information, contact John Fear, research coordinator with the N.C. Coastal Reserve program, at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Steve Rebach, with North Carolina Sea Grant at email@example.com.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 16. Applications should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.