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The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has released a request for proposals (RFP) in numerous categories, including Oceanography and Productivity, Fishes and Invertebrates, Marine Birds and Mammals, Human Dimensions, Cooperative Research with Industry, Technology Development, Data Rescue, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The total anticipated funding amount is $4,450,000. Proposals are due on Friday, 15 December 2017 at 4 pm Alaska Standard Time.

Research may be conducted within any of the large marine ecosystems relevant to Alaska (i.e., Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Chukchi and Beaufort seas). However, there may be specific geographic focus for a given category or topic. Applicants should familiarize themselves with current and previous related NPRB projects and avoid duplication. Projects that align with the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Research Program may be expected to collaborate and share data. Applicants will have the option during the proposal process to be considered for co-funding through a collaborative arrangement with the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI). If selected, project reports will be shared with OSRI and any publication must include acknowledgement of the joint support provided.

Each category is described in general topics and issues of particular interest. General topics of interest represent long-term priorities to remain constant over time. Issues of particular interest highlight new or pressing concerns. All topics and issues are of equal priority. Studies may address components of multiple categories, but proposals will only be considered for funding under the category identified during the submission process. Collaborative research proposals that leverage external funding sources, utilize external logistical support, or enhance ongoing projects are encouraged. For more information, including templates, resources and past awards, click here.

Funding Availability: $4,450,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 25
Project Period: 1-4 years
Eligibility: Any federal, state, private or foreign institution
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