NPRB: Annual Research Program

North Pacific Research Board

Grant amount: Up to US $1,000,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 15, 2018 5:00pm PST

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Canada, Alaska

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) was established by the U.S. Congress to recommend marine research to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Approved research projects are funded through a competitive grant program using a portion of the interest earned from the Environmental Improvement and Restoration Fund.

These funds must be used to conduct research activities on, or relating to, fisheries and marine ecosystems in the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, and Arctic.

 The intent is to build a clear understanding of marine ecosystems of Alaska to enhance effective management and sustainable use of marine resources. 

Program Description

Proposed research may fall under any of the categories described below. See the full RFP for details of each research category. Proposal caps are included with each topic.

  • Oceanography and Productivity- $500,000
  • Fishes and Invertebrates- $500,000
  • Seabirds- $100,000
  • Marine Birds and Mammals - $900,000
  • Human Dimensions- $500,000
  • Other Prominent Issues- $100,000
  • Community Involvement- $150,000
  • Cooperative Research with Industry $300,000
  • Technology Development $300,000
  • Data Rescue $150,000
  • Focus Section: Pacific Cod in the Aleutian Islands- $600,000

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


  • All federal, state, private, and foreign organizations are eligible.
  • Recipient organizations must have a DUNS number and must have an active registration in SAM before any award can be made.
  • In accordance with federal statutes and regulations, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under this program on grounds of race, color, age, sex, national origin, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or disability.
  • Helpful guide of FAQ can be found here.


  •  NPRB strives to avoid duplication and prioritizes research that addresses pressing fishery management or marine ecosystem information needs.