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Sea Grant, DMF Sponsor Marine Fisheries Fellowship


Jeffrey Buckel, 252/222-6341,
Katie Mosher, 919/515-9069,

Posted Thursday, March 7, 2013

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications until April 19 for a fellowship opportunity for students nearing completion of an advanced degree program in natural resources or marine sciences.

The one-year N.C. Marine Fisheries Fellowship is open to graduate or post-graduate students at southeastern universities and colleges from Maryland to Texas.

The selected fellow will be placed with the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) and North Carolina State University's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology beginning summer 2013. Both facilities are in Morehead City, centrally located on North Carolina's "Crystal Coast," overlooking Bogue Sound.

The fellow will address research questions associated with river herring spawning migrations and habitat in the Albemarle Sound watershed. Recommendations from the fellow's research will help the DMF assess and manage North Carolina's marine fisheries.

"The answers to complex North Carolina fisheries questions, like those posed in Albemarle Sound, will come from providing future scientists and managers with this type of field experience early in their careers," says Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director.

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. April 19, 2013.

Please send:

  • a personal and academic resume;
  • a statement giving reasons for applying and educational/career goals, no longer than two pages;
  • copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and
  • two letters of recommendation from professors with knowledge of the applicant's academic performance.

Travel for interviews will be at the applicant's expense.

Jeffrey Buckel, a NC State fisheries biologist, is selection process coordinator. Selection will be announced in early May. The Marine Fisheries Fellowship provides a stipend of $34,000.

Mail application packet to:

Jeffrey Buckel
Marine Fisheries Fellowship Program
Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
NC State University
303 College Circle
Morehead City, NC 28557

For more information, contact Buckel at 252/222-6341, Or contact Michelle Duval of DMF at 252/808-8011, Application information can also be downloaded from:

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