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About the position

The Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) and North Carolina Sea Grant are accepting applications for the 2022 Graduate Fellowship in Estuarine Research.

The fellowship will fund a graduate student based in North Carolina to conduct applied research within the North Carolina portion of the APNEP management area.

John Fear, Sea Grant deputy director, says the fellowship helps train the next generation of scientists.

Graduate students must propose hypothesis-based research that addresses one or more of the following broad focus areas:

  • Estuary Spatial Planning
  • Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
  • Coastal Water Quality
  • Ecological Flows
  • Wetlands

Proposed work should relate to the APNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan and to North Carolina Sea Grant’s Strategic Plan, as well as demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion aligned with the visions of Sea Grant and APNEP. Applicants should demonstrate how their work and related outreach will benefit underserved and underrepresented communities.

To apply

The fellowship will be up to $10,000. Complete instructions, including more information on focus areas for these proposals, are available online at

All applications must be completed through the eSeaGrant portal:

The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29, 2021.

For more information, contact John Fear at Sea Grant,; or Tim Ellis of APNEP,

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