Tidal Flat

The North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve welcomes NOAA Margaret A. Davidson Fellow recipient Daniel Bowling, a PhD student at North Carolina State University, to the Reserve.

Through this fellowship, Daniel will assess the effectiveness of using remote sensing to monitor intertidal oyster habitat. This fellowship will advance his dissertation research working to develop methods for a fishery-independent survey program for oysters in North Carolina.

Shorebird Monitoring Technician 

The Shorebird Monitoring Technician (SMT) will be responsible for the American oystercatcher reproductive success monitoring effort at the Masonboro Island component of the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve.

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 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship application as a specific case study.

Greetings, y’all--this is the fifth blog in the six-post #CoastalResearchGrants series, in which we’re walking 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. If you’re following along chronologically, you will have a version of your project description (research statement) articulated on paper, which we discussed drafting last week.

We’re officially over halfway through our #CoastalResearchGrants series. In this series, we’re walking 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. Thus far, we’ve primarily focused on what you can do to prepare before you start writing. Last post, we discussed the importance of outlining your ideas.

We’ve made it to the third of six posts in the #CoastalResearchGrants blog series. We’re walking 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. Recall that “grant writing” is really ~80% preparation and only ~20% writing.

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.

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.

 

 During 2021, the North Carolina Coastal Reserve Southern Sites Office in Wilmington, NC will host 1-3 summer interns.

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: