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Request for Proposals

Arctic Program Request For Proposals

In May 2015, the board issued a call for pre-proposals for the Arctic Program with a submission deadline of July 31, 2015. The board considered pre-proposals based on science and advisory panel recommendations and invited a subset of investigators to submit full proposals in October 2015. Full proposals were received in January 2016 and underwent peer review prior to review by the science and advisory panels and the board. The board made final funding decisions in May 2016.

Arctic Pre-Proposal RFP

Appendix A

When NPRB issued the RFP for pre-proposals for the Arctic Program, an appendix (Appendix A) was included to list existing projects that had committed to collaborate with the Arctic IERP. As additional projects volunteer to collaborate, we will post an updated version of Appendix A*. Please return to this webpage periodically to download the updated version.

Download Appendix A

*Updated as of July 1, 2015

Opening Dialogue

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After the RFP for pre-proposals was released, an informational teleconference was held on May 28, 2015, and 127 callers participated. An audio recording is available for download below. Following the teleconference, a list of interested parties was developed for the scientific research community to facilitate identifying potential collaborators and those individuals who expressed interest were included. If you would like to be added to the list, please e-mail Danielle Dickson.

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Proposers invited to submit full proposals were required to use an online Arctic proposal submission system. Several components in the online system required proposers to upload specific documentation. Templates are available for download.

Budget Templates
Logistics Templates
Administration Templates


Must I be a U.S. citizen or be affiliated with a U.S. institution to be eligible to receive funds?

International colleagues are eligible to receive funds.

What types of institutions are eligible to receive funds?

Any institution is eligible to receive funds, including academic institutions, government agencies, and private for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Is there a limit to the number of pre-proposals (or full proposals) and individual can be associated with as a Principal or Co-Investigator?

There is no limit to the number of proposals an individual or institution can be associated with.

Are those involved with the collaborating projects listed in Appendix A eligible to apply for funds?

Those involved with the existing projects listed in Appendix A are eligible to compete for funds.

Can I propose a project that lasts only one or two years?

Field sampling or other analyses can last for shorter periods of time, but the individuals funded through this call for proposals will be required to remain engaged through at least spring 2021 (i.e., participate in annual PI meetings, contribute to multi-disciplinary analyses and publications).