NPRB Graduate Student Research Award

North Pacific Research Board

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Grant amount: US $25,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 7, 2021 5:00pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Canada, Russian Federation, Alaska

Location of residency: United States

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About the North Pacific Research Board


Building a clear understanding of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, and Chukchi/Beaufort Seas that enables effective management and sustainable use of marine resources.


To develop a comprehensive science program of the highest caliber that provides a better understanding of the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean ecosystems and their fisheries. The work of the NPRB will be conducted through science planning, prioritization of pressing fishery management and ecosystem information needs, coordination and cooperation among research programs, competitive selection of research projects, enhanced information availability, and public involvement. 


NPRB offers a competetive Graduate Student Research Award in the amount of $25,000 to qualified Master’s and Doctoral level students. Awards are granted to address scientific, technological, and socioeconomic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2018 NPRB Science Plan. Students are limited to one award per degree. To date, 68 students have been funded through this program since 2008.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Students must be accepted by, or enrolled in, a graduate degree program at an accredited university or college by the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a graduate research topic relevant to the research themes and issues identified in the 2018 NPRB Science Plan.
  • Funds may be used for graduate student stipend and standard benefits, tuition or required university fees, research-related travel, supplies, and laboratory analyses.
  • Funds are directly distributed to the student and are considered taxable income.


  • In the event of a tie, the Board may give preference to those addressing pressing fisheries management needs, ecosystem information needs, other projects on a similar topic, overlap with existing research, or Alaska high school graduates.


  • Recipients of previous GSRAs are not eligible to re-apply during the course of the same degree, but may apply in subsequent degrees.