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Baruch Visiting Fellow Program

Baruch Visiting Fellow awards support investigators interested in spending up to a year in residence at the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory.


Investigators who would benefit from close proximity to a variety of salt marsh/estuarine habitats and a modern research facility are encouraged to apply. We especially encourage scientists with interests in establishing collaborative long-term grant-funded research and education programs in the area. Proposals will be favored that leverage existing infrastructure, extant BMFL and NOAA databases, the North Inlet – Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserveongoing projects, and on-site research personnel.


The award will provide $5,000 of discretionary research equipment and travel funding coupled with up to $50,000 of in-kind support. The in-kind support may include laboratory and office space, equipment usage, staff assistance, intern time, use of small boats and trucks, and on-site accommodations.  

Residency may range from 1 to 12 months. Spring-Summer, Summer-Fall, or year-round stays may be especially suitable as sabbatical options. Families are welcome and can be accommodated comfortably.


During their time in residence, awardees will be expected to:

  • establish the proposed lasting collaborative program
  • produce a minimum of one quality academic product (i.e., grant proposal or peer reviewed publication)
  • present a research seminar
  • Subsequently, awardees will be expected to finalize remaining academic products in order to assure mutually beneficial continuing collaboration.


Application Package

1.    Proposal letter with the following information (2-page maximum):

  • current area of research
  • theme, novelty, need, and long-term sustainability of the proposed project
  • collaborative nature of the proposed project with reference to resident BMFL researchers
  • required field, laboratory, and equipment access
  • specific expected deliverables (e.g., grant proposals, journal articles, educational program establishment)

2.    Preliminary timeline (1-page maximum) including project tasks and resource
        (boat/accommodation/truck/staff) needs. Any important deadlines regarding the granting of leave
        should be included to ensure applications are reviewed in the appropriate timeframe.

3.    Projected bifurcated budget and justification (1-page maximum) for the

        a.    $5,000 of discretionary funds available for travel and research expenses and
        b.    $50,000 of in-kind support available for laboratory/office space, staff assistance,
                boat/truck use, and accommodations.
                Please apply our standard rates posted here.

4.    CV (no page limit)


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Questions are encouraged during proposal preparation. Please direct inquiries and applications to:

      Dr. William Strosnider
      843-904-9031  /


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