About the Program

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) funds marine research to improve understanding of the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands, and Chukchi/Beaufort Seas. NPRB-funded reasearch informs effective management and sustainable use of vital marine resources. To encourage students to pursue scientific and scholarly research that addresses management issues in northern seas, NPRB established a program of graduate student research awards in 2008.

Qualified masters and doctoral students may apply for one of six awards of $25,000 each. Awards will be given for the opportunity to address scientific, technological, and socioeconomic issues relating to the research themes identified in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan. Students are limited to one award per degree.

Award funds may be used for graduate student stipend and standard benefits, tuition or required university fees, or for specific research expenses such as travel, supplies, and laboratory analyses. Indirect costs are not allowed. One hundred percent of the funds must be used for the benefit of the graduate student, who will determine how the funds are divided among the allowable uses.