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Sea Grant, DMF Sponsor Marine Fisheries Management Fellowship


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Jeffrey Buckel, 252/222-6341,
jeffrey_buckel@ncsu.edu
Katie Mosher, 919/515-9069,
katie_mosher@ncsu.edu

Posted Friday, March 11, 2011

North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications until April 20, 2011 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 Management 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 2011. 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 anadromous fishes in Albemarle Sound. Recommendations from the fellow's research will help the DMF assess and manage North Carolina's marine fisheries.

"Our future success in resolving complex issues in marine fisheries will depend on training and preparing the best and brightest students for that task," says Michael Voiland, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director.

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., April 20, 2011.

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 North Carolina State University associate professor of biology, is selection process coordinator. Selection will be announced in early May. The Marine Fisheries Management Fellowship provides a stipend of $32,000.

Mail application packet to:

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


For more information, contact Buckel at 252/222-6341, jeffrey_buckel@ncsu.edu. Or contact Michelle Duval of DMF at 252/808-8011, michelle.duval@ncdenr.gov. Application information can also be downloaded from our Fellowships page: www.ncseagrant.org/home/research/fellowships.

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