Throughout the year, NPRB staff assemble material for the coming year's Request for Proposals (RFP). The research priorities in NPRB’s annual RFP come from sources such as:
- Research needs outlined in the 2005 NPRB Science Plan
- Assessments of current and planned projects by NPRB and other institutions
- New information gathered at science meetings and through the scientific literature
- Research priorities submitted by various agencies and institutions
The draft RFP then receives input from the Advisory and Science panels, and finally the full Board. The final RFP is released each October, and the process begins again for the following year.
NPRB funding has been used by investigators in 22 states, as well as in Russia and Canada. See map