Deadlines are just around the corner for North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Space Grant funding opportunities.
Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the state’s coast and its communities. Space Grant is a NASA-funded grant program that promotes, develops and supports aeronautics and space-related science, engineering and technology education and training in North Carolina. Both are headquartered at North Carolina State University.
The following are funding opportunities from both programs:
North Carolina Sea Grant Coastal Research Preproposals due Jan. 13. The preproposals for the 2024–2026 applied research grant cycle to address problems affecting coastal ecosystems, economies, and communities. The deadline for preproposals is Friday. Preproposals are required first step before full proposals later this year.
Community Collaborations Research Proposals due Jan. 17 for projects that begin in April. Through North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute and Sea Grant, the Community Collaborative Research Grant program brings communities and researchers together to address important statewide water resource issues and coastal challenges. Each proposal requires a community partner/local knowledge expert.
North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications until 5 p.m. Feb. 16 from North Carolina graduate students for the 2024 Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications from North Carolina doctoral students for the 2023 National Marine Fisheries – National Sea Grant Fellowships in both “Population and Ecosystem Dynamics” and “Marine Resource Economics.” Applications are due Jan. 25.
North Carolina Sea Grant is now accepting applications for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Management Fellowships. The deadline is Jan. 27.
North Carolina Sea Grant-North Carolina Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship invites interdisciplinary proposals from across the state. Proposed work should be relatable to sea and space. The fellowship requires the use of relevant measurement instruments and/or remote-sensing data sources from NASA, NOAA or other sources, to address a high-priority research need within North Carolina’s nearshore environs, coastal areas, watersheds, or human activities in these areas. Space Grant in partnership with Sea Grant will grant $10,000 per award for up to two student awards.
Student applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Monday, March 31. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Faculty letters of recommendations are due along with the proposal at the time of submission.
A Space Grant program, the objective of the Graduate Research Fellowship is to encourage graduate students to pursue research and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields that support NASA’s Mission Directorates. This competitively awarded program requires that students participate in an active, defined research activity in STEM fields that have NASA Mission Directorate applications, inclusive of commercial space or on the ISS. Space Grant will grant $10,000 per award up to 13 student awards.
Also through Space Grant, the Undergraduate Research Scholarship program aims to engage the future STEM workforce in basic and/or applied NASA-related research projects. This program awards scholarships to undergraduate students who are pursuing academic pathways in STEM fields that support NASA’s Mission Directorates, inclusive of commercial space or on the ISS. Space Grant will grant $8,000 per award for up to 12 student awards.
Student applications are due for both no later than 5 p.m. March 13. No late applications will be accepted. Faculty letters of recommendations are due 5 p.m. March 15.
Space Grant will hold three virtual student information sessions. Registration is required but may be done right up to the start of the following meetings:
- Session 1 — Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Jan 27. Register: https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcuCqrTMrHNxhI3go1Axc-62Ul38teLW6.
- Session 2 — 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 3. Register: https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIof-ysqD4qEtAZX1MpwiFYCQDU3dAuffux.
- Session 3 — Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb 20. Register: https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfu2vqTosGNOHOqOIrDC-gxuzPwZfwbvL.