Peer-To-Pier Fellowship Program

The purpose of the Peer-To-Pier Fellowship Program, supported by an award from the National Sea Grant College Program and contributions from Oyster South, is to support peer-to-peer learning opportunities for oyster farmers in the southern US to attend industry conferences and shows, as well as visiting peers in other parts of the country to pursue learning opportunities. Funds may not be used to purchase seed or gear. Under this program, at least 8 awards of up to $1,000 each will be provided.


Submitting applications
Applications and any questions may be sent to Rusty Grice at or mailed to: Auburn University Marine Extension & Research Center 118 N. Royal Street, Suite 800 Mobile, AL 36602

Fellowship notification
In 2018, applications will be reviewed by the Oyster South Advisory Board on September 1st, October 15th, December 1st and January 15th, or until the funds are expended (whichever comes first). Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the review date. Awardees will be required to register online as a vendor with Auburn University, and the funds will be awarded as a lump-sum honorarium after the travel is completed.