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Baruch Institute

Visiting Scientist Research Opportunity

Visiting Scientist Awards for 2019

Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences

University of South Carolina

Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, Georgetown, SC

Visiting Scientist Awards support investigators interested in spending 2 to 4 weeks in residence at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory at North Inlet estuary, during the 2019 field season.


Faculty level investigators who would benefit from the close proximity of a variety of salt marsh/estuarine habitats and a modern research facility are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage scientists with interests in establishing long-term research programs in the area. Proposals for field-based studies that can be supported by existing infrastructure and extant databases will be favored. Information on the BMFL, the study site, current research projects, on-site researchers and the associated faculty of the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment (SEOE) can be found at the Baruch Institute's website (


Each award will provide up to $3,000 of support for research expenses and travel.  In addition, we are offering laboratory/office space, access to equipment, use of small boats, and single bedroom accommodations onsite at no charge.  Expenses for travel and research supplies associated with the proposed work can be reimbursed or pre-purchased by USC.  Awarded funds must be spent between April 30 and December 1, 2018.  Awardees will be expected to present a research seminar during their stay.


A letter of introduction and intent with the following information:
     current area of research and what new work you would initiate while on site,
     previous or potential collaborations with resident or campus-based researchers,
    period(s) you would spend in residence (may choose multiple trips or one extended stay),
    specific field and equipment access you would require.
A CV (3 pages maximum)
A budget for the planned expenditure of a $3,000 award.


Applications must be received by Mar 01, 2019. Awards will be made by Mar 22, 2019.

Email submissions are preferred. 

Please direct inquiries and applications to:

      Dr. Matt Kimball
      Baruch Marine Field Laboratory
      University of South Carolina
      P.O. Box 1630, Georgetown, SC 29442

      843-904-9030  /