Announced: 2018 Core Program Request for Proposals Released

Oct 2, 2017 by Brendan

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) announces the release of its Core Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The 2018 RFP has an anticipated funding amount of $4.45 million.

Board approves funding requests for Core Program, Outreach in another successful Spring meeting

May 22, 2017 by Brendan

NPRB has approved funding to support 28 research proposals for the Core Program, totaling $4.6 million with additional support from the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI).

Announced: 2017 Core Program Request for Proposals Released

Sep 29, 2016 by Brendan

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) announces the release of its Core Program Request for Proposals (RFP). The 2017 RFP has an anticipated funding amount of $4.55 million.

Submit Potential Research Topics for the 2017 Request for Proposals

Jun 24, 2016 by Matt Baker

Each spring, NPRB staff develops research priorities for the upcoming year's request for proposals (RFP). Working closely with NPRB's science panel and the broader research community, potential research priorities are drafted for the NPRB advisory panel and board to review in the fall. In an

Strong Proposal Year Yields Record Funding Request

May 13, 2015 by Brendan

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has approved a funding request to support 33 proposals for the Annual Research Program. Not since 2007 has NPRB sought to support this many proposals for the annual program. This also marked the first time that successful proposals eclipsed the $7 million mark.

Going Underwater with Steller Sea Lions

Sep 11, 2014 by Abby

Scientists are studying Steller sea lions to determine the reproduction, survival and depredation (rate that they are preyed upon) in the endangered western population as compared to the stable eastern population. This summer, researchers implanted life-history transmitter tags in ten juvenile female western Steller sea lions from the

Spending a Summer Studying Seabirds in the Aleutians

Aug 11, 2014 by Abby

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a summer studying seabirds? For a virtual field experience, check out the daily log of communications and activity summaries from researchers working in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. One of the projects participating in the field blog is

Shredder the Shark Spills Her Guts to Kids in Seward and Anchorage

Jun 13, 2014 by Abby

Principal Investigator Mike Canino and his stuffed friend Shredder visit Alaska to teach kids about how he and his colleagues use DNA to determine what different fish species eat.

Rescuing 20,000 Marine Mammal Specimens from Oblivion

Jun 12, 2014 by Abby

One of the 24 projects funded in 2014 under NPRB's annual research program was the Mammal Collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North's project to rehouse and curate marine mammal specimens at the museum. 

24 Projects Funded Through NPRB’s Annual RFP Process

Jun 11, 2014 by Abby

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) has received approval from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for its 2014 funding package. The approved funding includes nearly $4.7 million for 24 projects funded under NPRB’s annual research program. 

Submit Potential Research Topics for the 2015 Request for Proposals

May 20, 2014 by Abby

If you have a research suggestion that you think merits consideration in the 2015 RFP, please complete the RFP input form by July 15 to ensure consideration.

Honorable Mention Awarded to oldWeather Project

Jan 8, 2014 by Abby

At the American Geophysical Union fall meeting, oldWeather (NPRB Projects 1124, 1226 and 1322) was singled out for honory mention by Elsevier (a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services) and Integrated Earth Data Applicationsand (IEDA, an NSF-funded data facility in the geosciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University).

Workshops of Interest for NPRB-funded Researchers at AMSS 2014

Jan 7, 2014 by Carrie

The 2014 Alaska Marine Science Symposium is just around the corner. In addition to three days of plenary talks on the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, and the Gulf of Alaska, the symposium also offers a metadata workshop (Friday, January 24; 8am-12pm) and a communications workshop, Translating Science: Taking

Proposal Submission For The 2014 RFP Is Now Closed

Dec 5, 2013 by Abby

88 proposals were successfully submitted by the deadline on Thursday, Decmber 5th at 4:00 pm AKST. To complete the submission process, applicants must also submit all applicable signature pages by 4:00 pm AKST on Thursday December 12th.  Beginning this year, electronic versions of signed signature pages are being accepted. You may

Elusive Giant Pacific Octopus Studies

Nov 21, 2013 by Carrie

NOAA Alaska Fishery Science Center: With funding support from NPRB (Projects 906, 1005), Alaska Fishery Science Center scientists in collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks are studying ways to capture and tag giant Pacific octopus. They also are studying the reproductive biology of the animal and the effects of being captured

Be part of the NPRB Proposal Review Team!

Nov 14, 2013 by Carrie

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) invites you to help review scientific proposals. Peer reviews are a vital part of the evaluation process that ultimately leads to the award of approximately $4 million to various projects. If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer, we request that you to

Between Pacific Tides Project on the Radio

Aug 9, 2013 by Carrie

A  community engagement project at the Sitka Sound Science Center, funded by NPRB (Project1115) was featured in a newspaper story and on KCAW, the local Sitka radio station, and picked up by NPR in Anchorage--listen here.  (Photo from SSSC)

Saint Paul Island Seabirds

Jun 5, 2013 by Abby

With funding support from NPRB (Project 1216), a group of middle schoolers made a video to tell the story of their home and the seabirds that also call the island home. The students are part of the Seabird Youth Network in the Pribilof Islands. Download the