Applications have opened for the 2017 North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship.
The opportunity, which is run by the N.C. Coastal Reserve and N.C. Sea Grant, is open to North Carolina-based graduate students and gives them the chance to conduct research within one or more of the 10 sites of the state’s coastal reserve.
Applicants are expected to conduct research that addresses coastal management issues. The topic must fall under one of the following focus areas:
- Interaction between ecosystem services and changing environmental conditions.
- Resilience or vulnerability of coastal ecosystems and human communities to coastal hazards.
- Linkages among land use and water quality and/or water quality and coastal habitats.
- Evaluation of habitat restoration practices and/or shoreline stabilization approaches.
- Impact of invasive species on coastal ecosystems and human communities.
One applicant is expected to receive the $10,000 fellowship, and the recipient’s work must be completed by Dec. 31, 2017.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 21, 2016.