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This blog is the second of six posts in the #CoastalResearchGrants blog series, in which we walk through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant using the Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship application as a specific case study. Last week, we discussed how “grant writing” is really ~80% preparation and only ~20% writing. Most of the suggestions the last post centered around reading. This week, we are still firmly in the preparation department, but will focus our attention on the early discussions you should be having as you construct your application.

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Welcome to the first post in the second iteration of the #CoastalResearchGrants blog series. Over the next 6 weeks, we will walk through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant. This time, we will use the NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship application as a specific case study, most of the tips provided are generally applicable to many coastal science funding opportunities.  The topics we will cover are: Before you write… (this post) Solicit early feedback Draft an outline Write the project description Prepare a budget and additional materials

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The Landslides in Western North Carolina website includes several tools developed to help community members understand risks to property and lives. Landslides pose significant risks to public health and safety, local economies, and home and business owners, and a new tool from the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) will provide a glimpse at where they are most likely to threaten the state’s residents and infrastructure.

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It requires a lot of training, but when they are finished, the N.C. Marine Patrol will have a certified swift water rescue team, yet another way they can help save lives during emergencies. “In the past, the Marine Patrol has participated in water rescues in flooded areas, most notably in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence,” said Marine Patrol Col. Carter Witten. “Once we have completed our training the N.C. Department of Emergency Management will be able to deploy our team for rescues in whitewater conditions."

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The Office of Water Education provides multiple water-based resources designed to support statewide educators.  Interested in learning about the latest resources and upcoming events? Below is a list of projects and programs you can incorporate into your classroom or educational program.  Want to know the best part? Most of these programs are free! Upcoming Project WET Educator & Facilitator Workshops (Online): June 14 &15 (Educator) June 21 & 22 (Facilitator)   Click here to register.

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The application period for this position has closed.  The Biological Monitoring Technician’s (BMT) primary responsibility will be the American oystercatcher reproductive success monitoring effort at the Masonboro Island component of the NC National Estuarine Research Reserve. The BMT will also support other species of concern monitoring activities and site management activities, as needed.

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The Access Grant for Local Governments workshop was held virtually in January and you can view the workshop recordings now. The purpose of this workshop is to learn about grant opportunities for communities to acquire land and make improvements to beach and waterfront access, parks and boating facilities. Participants will learn what makes a successful grant proposal and how to leverage funding from multiple grant sources.  The funding agencies represented at the January 2021 workshop included:  North Carolina Land and Water Fund Water Resources Development Grant Program

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Greetings Water Educators! This winter update is intended to keep you afloat with the latest developments from DWR’s Office of Water Education.  As we launch into the new year, we are trying new approaches to offering programs and resources with our ever-changing world.  If you’d like to get involved with any of our programs, please reach out to me (Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov)!

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Phew, we made it! This is the sixth and final blog post in the #CoastalResearchGrants series, in which we’re walking through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant using the North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship application as a specific case study. Hopefully, by the time you’re reading this you have at least a complete first draft of the majority of the components of your application, because this week we are discussing how to assemble and polish your application, as well as some of the intangible qualities of a successful grant writer.

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