Coastal Studies supports a variety of research and creative projects that take place on site and at other coastal locations involving a range of academic disciplines such as biology, earth and oceanographic science, visual arts, anthropology, and environmental studies.
Each summer the Coastal Studies Center supports student mentored research and creative projects. Projects take place at the Center or at other coastal or marine locations. One of the main goals of the Coastal Studies Center is to support and encourage independent student research and projects. Activities related to coastal and marine topics from all disciplines are welcome, and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. During the academic year, the Center supports independent student research that is often a continuation of summer research that sometimes leads to an honors project.
Applications for summer fellowships are usually available in early January and due in early February. Check this webpage, or the Student Fellowships and Research webpage for current information.
Students are encouraged to apply for summer fellowships to conduct independent research on coastal or marine topics under the supervision of a faculty advisor. For more information on these fellowships, or to learn about past Coastal Studies fellows and projects follow the links on the left-side panel of this page.
Students are encouraged to sign up for Independent studies or honors projects within their departments to engage in research, or work pertaining to marine or coastal topics that may not be immediately or completely located at the Coastal Studies Center. Such projects will usually take place during the academic year. Current and past projects are described on the Honors Projects page.