Core Program

Funding Agency:
North Pacific Research Board

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) was established by the U.S. Congress to recommend marine research to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The enabling legislation states: “The Board shall seek to avoid duplicating other research activities and shall place a priority on cooperative research efforts designed to address pressing fishery management or marine ecosystem information needs. 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, Aleutian Islands, Gulf of Alaska, and Arctic. NPRB prioritizes research that improves understanding of marine ecosystems and enhances effective fishery management and sustainable use of marine resources.” 

Deadline: Rolling

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

  • Oceanography and Productivity
  • Fishes and Invertebrates
  • Marine Birds and Mammals 
  • Human Dimensions
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

Eligibility Requirements

All federal, state, private, and foreign organizations are eligible to respond to this request for proposals. There are no limits on the number of proposals per organization. There is no restriction on who can serve as the PI of a proposal. There are no limits on the number of proposals on which an individual may serve as the PI.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences