Sea Grant, WRRI Accepting Applications for Graduate Student Research Projects | New

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CITY OF PLUS-HEAD – Graduate students from Carteret County and beyond have the option of seeking help from NC Sea Grant and the NC Water Resources Research Institute.

The NCSG announced on Tuesday that it and WRRI are accepting applications for graduate student research projects.

NCSG is a statewide academic program based at NC State University, dedicated to providing scientific information through research, outreach and education programs to improve sustainable use and conservation of ocean and coastal resources for the benefit of communities, economy and environment. The program has an office at the NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City.

According to the announcement, graduate students with good academic results and currently enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in North Carolina are eligible to apply. Applications must be sent before 5 p.m. on Friday, November 12. Interested applicants can submit proposals online at the encwrri.ecsion.com/index.php website.

NCSG and WRRI Deputy Director John Fear said that with the combined coverage of the two programs, “we are able to receive proposals from across the state to help address the major water challenges facing us. North Carolina is facing. We also encourage the participation of undergraduates in the proposed projects, ”he said.

Dr Fear said each candidate should come up with research that they will conduct under the guidance of an educational advisor. It strongly encourages proposals from students at historically black colleges and universities and institutions serving minorities, students from under-represented or underserved communities, and students who can demonstrate how their research and outreach activities will benefit communities. under-represented or underserved.

Each research project should align with the strategic plans of the NCSG and / or WRRI, as well as the shared vision of programs for diversity, equity and inclusion.

In particular, research should focus on one or more of these areas of interest:

· New regulated and unregulated contaminants of concern

· Microplastic pollution and marine debris

· Aquatic invasive species

· Harmful algae flowers and associated toxins

· Harmful flooding

· Erosion and sediment control

Further information is available in the Request for Proposals, available online at ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/WRRI_SG_Joint_Graduate_RFP_2021_final.pdf.

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